Monday, April 6, 2009

Old House, New House

We finally got the short sale addendum to our old-new house.

After much debate, we decided to withdraw our offer.

We got the house at a steal of a price and could have stayed but our realtor said that there was at least a 50% chance that the bank would not accept our offer.

We weren't willing to wait a month, wasting time to end up empty handed.

To be honest, I wasn't really that sad about walking away from the house. Although I loved it, I was so annoyed about the fact that the lady completely lied to us that I had to emotionally separate myself from the whole situation a week or two ago.

Unfortunately, now I'm up tossing and turning, feeling bad for this same lady that screwed us over. I had a dream that it's our fault that she is going to the poor house.

Although she was headed straight to foreclosure, our offer saved her butt and allowed her to go into short sale instead. I'm not sure what's going to happen to her now.

Damn dreams and guilty conscience.

In new-new house news, we spent Saturday searching our other options. We found a house that we really liked on Saturday, but I wanted to see just one more on Sunday because I wasn't 100% sure about it. Since we were already heading out to look at another place on Sunday, I randomly asked my realtor to throw in one more showing.

It was for a town home that I had overlooked 100 times while perusing the MLS listings.
I'm so glad that we saw it, because we both fell in love.

We had discounted it originally because it only had 2 bedrooms, but it turns out that they are two huge bedrooms that can be made into three in later years. The pluses include hardwood floors, a ton of storage space, a pantry, and a fully finished basement. Although it has one less bedroom than the our old-new house, it has 500 more square feet.

After seeing this place and assessing our real needs (we'd rather have two living rooms right now-- we have no need for three tiny bedrooms) we decided to put an offer in tonight.

So yes, cross your fingers for us.

I can already tell you that I won't be able to sleep anytime soon. If it's not a guilty conscience, it's "please accept the offer on the new-new house nerves."


Mrs. S. said...

Buying a house is so stressful! Good luck with everything!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Good luck we will be praying!

Lis said...

Good luck!!! I have my fingers crossed for you!!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck...fingers crossed.

Robyn said...

Oh yay! I'm so excited for you. Hope it all goes well. Crazy how in the end everything seems to work out for the best, but along the way we don't always see it that way.

Christina said...

Good luck!

Megan said...

Looking forward to seeing how this all works out--I know it is an exciting/nerve wracking time!

Kim said...

good luck!! can't wait to hear what happens with the new-new house!

is this one in the same area as the other one?

We are feeling feeling blah about house hunting, so we're taking a few weeks off! I hate it so much!