Friday, August 8, 2008

House Update

After praying, looking at more houses and many, many conversations, my husband and I decided to make an offer on the first home we looked at.

Keith called the owners, made them an offer a few thousand dollars under what they are asking. They said they would consider it and call us back. About an hour later, they called. They said they would meet us halfaway between our offer and their asking price. The halfway amount is exactly what Keith and I both felt we would pay for the house.

So, we are on our way to becoming homeowners.

We have to discuss things with the owners, get the paperwork and loan info lined up, get a home inspection... all the things that go with purchasing a house.
It's very exciting and scary all at once.

I dread the thought of moving. We haven't even lived in our apartment for a year. We decided that we are hiring movers this time. It will be totally worth the cost. Plus, I'm pretty sure our family and friends are not going to help us move again. We've moved a combination of 10 times over the last 10 years.

I can already picture Keith and I sitting on our front porch this fall, after Chloe has gone to bed, watching the stars, sipping a cup of coffee (still decaf for me).... I can hardly wait.


Lilypad Mom said...

Congratulations on finding your perfect place. Now comes the wait, trying to get everything done, but all the stress and waiting are worth it when you spend the first night in your own home.

Greta said...

What a great thing to look forward to! My husband and I just had coffee together on our back porch (morning coffee though). The babe spent the night with my parents last night.

I hope the house stuff moves along quickly and smoothly!

Louise said...

That is AWESOME!!!
Congratulations to you!~
Enjoy your coffee on the porch when you move in sounds VERY perfect!!

stacey @ happyarewe said...

Congratulations! I know *all* about the frequent moves - I've had 15 different addresses in as many years, so I feel your pain. :) Good luck with all your final preparations!

Erin said...

Wow, Congratulations!!! That is very exciting.

Carrie said...

Hooray!! Congrats! How exciting. We have started looking at some houses recently. Who knows where life will take us.
Can't wait to see pics of your new little nest!

The Broken Man said...

Oh, removal people are *sooo* worth it!

The Broken Man

Alexis Jacobs said...

Congrats Corie!! Now we need picture :)

R.A.M. head on! said...

Oh my gosh, yeah for you guys. I am so happy for you. I can't beleive I am just reading this now. How exciting. You are going to love having a home of your own for just your family...yeah yeah yeah!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG....I'm soooo excited for you!!
I've been wondering how it was going. Yippy for the three of you!!!!

Sarah said...

Does this mean we'll have a washer and dryer IN the house?!