Post # 1
Because of the pact between my husband and I not to say anything yet to all of our friends and family on and not on Facebook (with the exception of my parents) I have to tell someone that the sellers accepted the offer we gave them for their house!
We were initially going to build and decided it was way too expensive and time consuming, so we looked at this house (3 bed, 2 bath, new suede couches, all appliances, and newly remodelled basement with a huge backyard) and both agreed it felt homey and affordable. So rather than wait over a year for a house to be built we will get to move in as soon as end of March!!
It’s so nice when you reach the next big step in your relationship/marriage/life. I am beaming with pride and excitement today!
Thanks for letting me share 🙂
Post # 3
@megz06: Congratulations!!! very exciting!!!
Post # 4
Congrats! I remember how excited we were when we bought our house. 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2014 - Paradise Gardens
Congrats, it seems like we are in the same boat (our offer was accepted Sunday and we are having the home inspection tomorrow). What about you guys, have you already opened escrow?
Post # 7
YEAHHHHHH congrats you new homeowner!!! best feeling in the world.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Congrats! It’s a super smart idea to stay mum withfriends and family, We learned the hard way that getting too excited and opening our mouths too soon only made things harder down the line.
Now to be a Debbie Downer…. try as hard as you can to remain emotionally detached. This is, first and foremost, a very, very expensive business transaction that must be approached with a calm, cool, and collected mind. Things can go wrong at many different points along the way. Don’t get emotionally attached to this house. Even if it doesn’t work out for some reason (which is always a possibility), there will always be another house to buy. Don’t start decorating the place in your head, fantasizing about the nursery, etc. because that will only make it harder for you if you have to let this house go.
Post # 9
@BreezyBride24: I’m a little stupid at this process (and exactly what escrow is and entails), but we have already gotten pre-approved at the bank and have a purchasers agreement with the owners (this is a for sale by owner home), and the bank hasn’t mentioned anything about escrow (or at least the word isn’t familiar to me in this case). Basically we sign our agreement, take it to the bank, sign a bunch of paperwork, we send an inspector and the bank sends an appraiser, get appraisal back, and close house.
@lovekiss: Thanks for the advice! We are actually pretty calm and collected about it, mostly because we weren’t trying really hard to find a house anyway. We just happened upon it and figured with the market being as crappy as it is, we better act on it. If it falls through we still have our apt and we still have the option to build if we do decide to go that route.
Post # 10
Congrats! That’s so exciting.
Post # 11
@lovekiss This is excellent advice. Don’t get too emotionally attached just yet and don’t make any major plans surrounding the closing date either. Ours has been postponed 3 times now. It’s about to be 4. If we had any major renovations booked or a stricter timeframe in which we had to be out of our current place we could have been in trouble. Good luck!
Post # 12
Congrats!! Hope the appraisal and the inspection go swimmingly :-). Are you getting the couches as well? Just wondering since you mentioned them, and furniture isn’t usually included :-).
Post # 14
That’s exciting, congratulations!
Post # 15
@crayfish: Couches included!! which is great because we have to get rid of the ones we have soon anyway. They are junky and butt ugly. One is white with pink and blue floral pattern and the other is dark blue with a lighter blue floral/diamond pattern. Yucky!!!
Thanks again everyone for the well wishes!