Monday, January 28, 2008

Where Have I Been?

I wanted to try to post more often once Christmas was over, but I've been busy. Just after New Year's, I saw a house come up on the market and it looked like maybe something Chris and I would want. We have always known that our stay in this house would not be long, 5 years maybe, because we wanted more room outdoors for the boys. Lately Chris has really been getting the itch to get out of this house. He doesn't like the area (he thinks this is the city, which makes me laugh, it is country to me) and he wants room to get out and roam around.

We went out and looked at the house. We went back and looked again. We looked at our checkbook and tried to figure if we could swing it. We went back and looked one more time. We decided to go for it. We qualified for the mortgage without even selling this one yet (though the payments are scary), and so we made an offer. There was a previous offer on the house, but those buyers couldn't get financing without selling their first house, so their contract was conditional. The sellers decided to take our offer, even though it was a little lower, since we could close right away. So, barring the previous buyers actually coming up with money by Wednesday, the house is ours! Now the worries about how the heck we are going to pay for it, and of course selling this one, begin!

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Our new house (?)

6 comments:

Jody said...

Awesome!

Congratulations on your new house.

Looking forward to seeing more pics as things progress!

chris said...

Hurray!!! It looks nice and big!

Dot said...

Wow Gretchen!!! That is just wonderful!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Lisa said...

Cool house. I really like it. I like farmhouse looking houses. Looks like lots of room for the boys.

Lisa said...

I tagged you.

Melanie said...

I'm so excited for you! Looks like a great house. Can't wait to see more pictures of it!