Friday, February 29, 2008

A new house is in sight!!

Hi all, do I dare talk about buying a house!! ;o) As many of you know Terry and I walked away from the first house - too many problems and it was a constant back and forth with the seller.

We went back to another house that we had found in December, which was at a higher price point. We decided to go for this house which was brand new construction. Well apparently there was an offer on the house with a kick out clause if another offer came in. Come to find out there was another couple that wanted this house, so now there are 3 sets of people who wanted this house. It was very nice, lots of upgrades, really nice lot in a new neighborhood and it was just about built out. Well the builder must have called the other two couples and told them there was another offer presented in writing. Well, the 3rd couple jumped in on Tuesday (we presented our offer on Monday evening) and offered full price, with no stipulations. The builder didn't even let our agent know, he just accepted the offer which left couple number 1 and ourselves out!!

Well, I was totally bummed and for about 1 1/2 hours was just so disappointed!! then I got over it and said to myself - self there is a reason for this not going through. (This builder is also one of the top builders in the area - he does beautiful work) This was Wednesday so on Thursday out we went househunting again.

Saw several nice homes, then our agent, Susan, said we are going over to the other end of town, which I was not sure I wanted to go to, but we went and the area was lovely and location was right in the between two freeways, closer to the health club and my favorite grocery store! So we are driving through the neighborhood and it is just so pretty and the houses were incredible. So we drive down this street which ended in a cul-de-sac. The first thing I saw was this incredibly beautifully landscaped yard - beyond gorgeous!!! then an all brick house. Well I ask the agent is this in our price range - the seller was anxious to sell so the price had been lowered to our price point level----well let me tell you how nice this house was. The owners obviously loved this house because it was a clean as could be and it is empty. The house overlooks what is called a "Greenway" and a little stream, it has a hot tub in its own gazebo off of the back deck. The rooms are roomy --- well the only thing that was wrong with it is the color of the walls and some of the curtains!!!

So today we gave them the offer and all was said and done by 12:30pm.

Monday is the inspection so I will take pictures -

God was definitely sitting on our shoulders - because this house is definitely our type of house. The builder who built this house 7 years ago is the other best builder in the area.

So with any luck we will be the proud owners of this house on March 20th.

Sorry for yakking so much, but haven't shared much with you all because of having so many issues!!

So Heidi, in answer to you question - all of my stitching things will be in one room (not necessarily in any kind of order) by the 25th of April.

Thanks for listening or should I say reading.

With friendship, fabric and fibers,



Nancy said...

Oh Roberta! I was so happy to read this wonderful news. Hooray! I am so glad you and Terry found a house that you really love and everything points to April 25 (our anniversary!). Congratulations on finding something that captured both of you, and I hope everything from this point on goes smooth for you.

diane said...

I am so happy to hear your news and I surely hope THIS IS the ONE!! You have been on a rollercoaster, but...that is typical and of course, should take some work to find a place to really call "Home". Placing your faith in God is truly a blessing that bears so many fruits. Oh, by the way, I'll be right down to jump into the jacuzzi!!! LOL

Nancy said...

Great Roberta:
I looked at it on email and it is truly beautiful. It was mean't to be.

angelasweby said...

Wow Roberta,
What a beautiful house. I am so glad it all worked out in the end. The house could not be more perfect. I think I would stay in tha breakfast room forever :>)
Hugs, Angela