I appreciate the good kharma!
Well you'll be happy to know that our offer was accepted this afternoon! We got a pretty good deal, I think. The final price is fairly well below the list price.
We decided on this particular house for many reasons, but to list a few.....
- The deal was ripe. The sellers were in a little bit of a weak position.
- The neighborhood is excellent. Virtually no crime, very quiet, good access to the city and shopping, and the home values have been going up at about twice the national average!
- The house is very solid. Built very well, new roof, solid brick exterior, the only thing it needs is some interior updating which we would've wanted to do anyway.
- Nice lot. Trees and lots of room. It's about 100 feet by 300 feet. Decent view of the countryside.
There's more I could add (like the MASSIVE gameroom w/wet bar!), but you get the picture. It was an all-around good deal at $118,000.
I'll be putting the old tool belt on for a while, but it's WORTH IT! And besides, I like to retool the interior to our liking anyway, so I couldn't care less about having to make updates.
Jim: Don't even scare me with talk of kids!
With as much as we're paying, I'm just glad that we can afford to keep the two cats! That's all the "pitter-patter" we can handle!
Anyway, Holly is very excited too, and she asks me to say "Hi" and "Thanks"! We're both looking forward to your visit in August. We still have to talk 7th Son into making the trip from Cinnci. I'll be sure to make more time this year!
Well, we still have to nail down the financing, but what the hell???
(And a BIG CONGRATS back to Maidenman! We'll be closing on almost the same day!)