It's sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo a reality!! OH EM GEE!
To recap, check out alllll our back and forth home buying posts. Basically, we went out on Thursday and saw 2 homes we really liked. We put in an offer on each, and we got a counter on one home followed by an acceptance! We are MOVING! To a HOUSE! That we will OWN! (Eventually.)
We put in our earnest money last night, in fact. We heard from our agent and he said "the sooner, the better" and we just slipped it into their mailbox last night. They got all the paperwork drawn up, and the seller signed this afternoon. We signed this evening, and our home inspection is scheduled for Thursday.
It's all moving pretty fast, but I know that in the next few weeks it will all sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow doooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooown and we'll be waiting on the lenders. As long as everything moves along as best it can, I'm okay with waiting a few weeks. It's going to take me that long to pack!
Our agent has been great, and he was really aggressive in finding us a house. He was honest with us from the start, and after a few outings, he knew what we were looking for and was able to find us homes we could seriously conside moving into. We found 2 we really loved and it was a toss up as to which one we'd pick. We'd have been happy with either one.
Now, we just wait for our inspection and get all our paperwork to the lender. After that it's our of our hands, but it's a good thing.
And now, home sweet home (tentatively):
Target closing date: November 12th. So, who's up for a painting party? We'll pay you in pizza and beer!