Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Success at last!

We have a house!

Here is the link if you want to see it.

Don't you love it when an estate agent actually listens to you? We found a house on the internet and went to see it. It wasn't right for us, but the estate agent really paid attention when we answered his "what are you looking for?" question.

"I've got one coming up" he told us. "It sounds just perfect for you." And he was right...yes, it needs work and renovation...quite a bit, in fact. But we made our offer with that in mind and, while the seller was balky at first, after a show house (open house) that produced no results, the agent presented our offer and said "These are serious, pre-qualified buyers and this is their best offer." Unlike the owner of the Eichler-style house we liked (which is still on the market and now has new agents because the owner is unwilling to accept the reality that nobody wants his house at his price), this guy is obviously reality-based and really wants to sell his house. After a little straight talking from the agent (i.e. "How long do you want to stay on the market?" "Your first offer is often your best offer" etc.) the man decided that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush and said "yes!" Now the paperwork starts and, if we are lucky, we'll be in our new digs by end of June.

What a great birthday prezzie for my husband, who celebrates another year on the planet tomorrow!


  1. I hope all goes well and you have a long and happy life in your new abode.

  2. SV--Congratulations! I looked at the pictures and it looks so beautiful! The pool looks so wonderfully inviting and I am sure it will get lots of use seeing as it is so hot where you are. I love swimming and start my day (in the summers) by swimming a couple of morning laps in our pool. It's just so refreshing.

    I'm so glad that you will be able to put the chore of looking for a house behind you. I wish you and hubby peace, health, and happiness in your new home!


  3. Yaaaay! Congrats SV! It seams like it was worth the wait, the house is lovely. I'm sure you and your hubby will enjoy it ;-)

  4. This is such a relief. It looks grand and I do hope all goes smoothly. Happy Birthday to your husband! Celebrate.

  5. Oh hon...It looks absolutely wonderful! Happy belated bday to your hubby & may y'all enjoy many very happy years in your beautiful new abode. :)

  6. ooooooooooooooooooo! your house is gorgeous. Congrats on the move. Now you just need to find a decent hair salon.


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