hoping for good news

my plan was to have official news to share by now, but apparantly that won’t be happening.

we put an offer on a house yesterday, and thanks to all the lovely red tape, it’s taking much longer than i think it should. then again, i know nothing about the real estate business.

our realtor just received the counteroffer this afternoon, and will be working on our counter tonight. i think we’re getting a good deal. we had a lengthy list of conditions, most of which were approved. now we’re haggling over closing costs (but i think we have a way to work around it), the length of time to get an inspector in to check it out (we can work with the number of days they wanted) and the closing date, which they want to move up 10 days. i think we can work with all of it and, considering we’re getting a brand new house out of it, i think we’re getting a good deal. at least i hope we are.

onto the house. it’s a one-story, brick ranch with three bedrooms and one bathroom on a cul-de-sac. the entire house has been redone, such as new carpeting and flooring, we will be getting brand new appliances, the cabinetry and counters in the kitchen were redone, and we get to decide whether we want a sliding door or french doors leading out to the deck. my vote is for french doors. i think they look nicer.

one of the perks is that the seller is planting shrubs for us on the left side of the house. that will make it look much nicer. on the right side, under the living room window, i want to plant flowers.

here are some pictures:

the front of the house

the living room

the kitchen

the eating area

two of the bedrooms

and the deck

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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Comments

  1. stacey says:

    Wow … I know you think things are moving slowly, but it sounds like it’s coming together faster than most home purchases I’ve seen! It’s a great house – and I absolutely LOVE the deck!!! I hope it all works out for you and you get everything you want out of the deal! Congrats!!

  2. Laura says:

    Yay! I hope it works out!

  3. Oooh, very exciting! We just went through the whole purchase thing. It looks very promising, and a cul de sac is a great location! Good luck, can’t wait to hear how it turns out!

  4. Felicia says:

    Wow! Great house. I hope you guys get it. And Stacey is right, it does seem to be happening fast. It probably seems slow because you guys are excited and want it badly! I would too though! How exciting!

  5. Liz says:

    It’s lovely! I hope everything works out. I think it seems to be moving very quickly for you! It took us from April to August to close. We actually didn’t think we really were going to. Then we’ve gone from September until now with only half a functional house since we’ve been SLOWLY remodeling. Looks like this house is very well put together.

    And I agree on the french doors – I love them!

  6. Chas says:

    Good luck! When we bought our house back in December we had MANY issues with the whole buying process. I must say that you should savor this purchase, b/c it’ll probably be the only time that you are ever buying a house without having to deal with selling one too…that’s where most of our problems came from. Also, the whole closing costs thing…those things are ridiculous. We got a great deal on our closing costs this time b/c we put down more than 20%, and we didn’t ask the seller to pay any of ours, so we got a better deal on the house.

  7. Morgan says:

    How exciting!

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