Feb 20, 2017

Under Contract

We showed our house a total of 7 times over this past weekend. SEVEN. And ending up declining two other showings. Why, you might ask? Oh- because we're already under contract.

Holyyyyy moly! The housing market is crazy right now. I don't know if it's this insane everywhere or just in our area, but things are happening fast. Obviously nothing is official until it's all said and done, but we do have a buyer! They gave us a pretty low offer so when we countered we didn't think they were going to come up that much on their price. After some back and forth overnight on Friday, the buyer woke up Saturday and knew they still wanted to make a deal so they met us exactly where we wanted price-wise.

Now comes all the fun of an inspection and what not, but hopefully that goes well and we continue to keep things moving. We are excited to be one step closer to being in our new home, and it's also kinda' cool to think about a new, young family moving into this home and making it their own. Jared and I have lived here for 6 years and while I'm not sad to say goodbye to it, it was a wonderful first home together.
The night we got the keys!

We bought it just a couple of months before we got married and over the years have made it our own. We have hosted countless parties and game nights here. We've decorated for the holidays and made snow angels in the yard. We made our final student loan payment while we lived here. We've laughed and cried, but mostly laughed in this house :) We've painted rooms and updated appliances. We welcomed our little boy home to this place.

We didn't have a clue what we were doing the first time we bought a house, and looking back now- maybe we should have rented for awhile- hehe. But now? I wouldn't change a thing. I'm getting so excited about all the new fun to be had once we move and cannot wait to have our next place to make memories in. Now, to just keep my sanity until then!!

25 comments:

  1. That is so exciting! Fingers crossed for all things to work out :)

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  2. We were lucky and closed on a house in January, when the market was a little bit slower. Plus ours had been on the market since August, so there wasn't too much of a rush! My brother is now in the process of buying and they are experiencing the crazy market, glad we got to avoid that!

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  3. Congrats on the offer!!! That is so awesome! One of my friends here listed their house on a Friday and had an offer three days later too. Sounds like now is the time to sale for sure!

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  4. Still so excited for you! Hoping everything goes SMOOTHLY with the inspection process, etc., and I know I keep saying it but PLEASE let us know if/how we can help! Love you!

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  5. Congratulations! Good thoughts for a smooth close!

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  6. Ahh congrats on the offer!!!! So excited for y'all. :)

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  7. Congrats! That's so exciting, and I'm sure that it's a little less stressful now with a contract on your first house!

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  8. Isn't is a great feeling? When we bought our house, our condo was on the market 2 1/2 weeks, 9 showings, 2 offers and we kissed it goodbye after having to do only one month of 2 mortgages. One less thing for you to worry about - now, do you have to be out there and have housing until the new house is ready?

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  9. That's awesome- congratulations!!!

    Jen
    jpabstfitness.com

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  10. That is really exciting and I hope things continue to go smoothy for you!

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  11. OMG congratulations!!! What a blessing to have your home sell so quickly! YAY!

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  12. Yay congratulations! So glad you all have an offer on the house already! Prayers that the inspection goes well! :)

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  13. So so exciting! Congrats! And I am retroactively totally jealous because our showings went on for WEEKS and it was so annoying ;-)

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  14. That is super exciting, lady! Congrats! :)

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  15. In Austin, homes go within 24 hours with thousands over the asking price!!! It's actually absolutely insane and has been for 5 years. Congratulations!!! One step of the process is complete. :)

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  16. Oh my gosh that is awesome!!! I hope everything goes well and you have that Sold sign soon! :) 6 years wow!!! :)

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  17. Congrats, that is amazing that you have a buyer already!! Hope everything from here on out goes smoothly!

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  18. That's so exciting! I think the housing market is kinda crazy everywhere right now. We missed out on so many houses we wanted because they sold so quickly. When we finally found our house, we actually put in an offer before we had even stepped inside it! Our entire neighborhood has been like that. It's like, they put a for sale sign in a yard WITH a pending sign automatically. NUTS!

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  19. I am still so excited for you guys!! Praying everything goes through smoothly!

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  20. How exciting! I know it's not said and done yet, but I'm happy to hear how "easy" and quick the process was. I've heard some horror stories from relatives who couldn't find a buyer and kept failing inspections, etc. I love that you're able to look back at that house and say it's been mostly happy memories inside. :)

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