Tuesday, June 10, 2008

acceptance

We offered, they countered. We countered their counter, and they accepted! Tomorrow: mortgage broker. And if all goes well, we close in August!

1 comment:

Eric Reuter said...

Good choice. I think you'll be happier with a closer, simpler home from which you can learn what you REALLY want in a long-term place. No matter how long you rent, believe me, you'll learn more from your first year in an owned house.

I assume you're having an inspection done? Go along and make sure it's thorough. Ask questions, poke around EVERYTHING. This is your one chance to get things noticed and fixed before the place becomes yours, so be damned picky. Test every outlet and switch, shine lights on the ceiling to look for water stains, sight along the walls to see if they're sagging, look for signs of recent repair that indicates something WAS wrong (like fresh plaster on a ceiling or very new looking wallpaper).

That being said, don't let the inspection freak you out. Your job is to find everything that's wrong with the house you just agreed to buy, and it can feel really wierd. The goal is to go in with eyes open, and to get as much fixed as you can. You have to be harsh, but don't let it get you down.