House Hunting...(double) SUCCESS!With Nic's escrow closed and the packing party started, I was PUMPED to be right behind her with my escrow closing only two weeks later! How is that for one thriving monster move?! We are moving even closer to each other with only a short four miles between our new and "real" homes. But it wasn't all fun and games to get there as you know from my last post on Fun or Frustrating but at least it is over!
We ended up putting in five offers in a span of two days and were just hoping that by doing so our odds would increase. We were REALLY sick of being the first runner up in a constant state of back up position. While it is good to be in back up, unfortunately for us, no one ever fell through so we were still losers in the end.
The sellers not only loved our "young couple starting a family" story but accepted our slight over-bid of their suggested list price and accepted our offer without even showing or listing the house. BOO YA! This meant that for ONCE we weren't going to have to get all Hunger Games on people and fight till the death for this home. It was ours, under the radar and after they accepted our offer we officially started our 45 day escrow. We had 15 days to back out for any reason which meant we had a lot to do in a short amount of time and the clock was always ticking. We had to schedule inspections, appraisals and make sure our loan was all in order. As a buyer once escrow starts, the ball is in your court and you better make sure you sink that shot! We were advised to drive by as much as possible at different times on different days and make sure what was going on in the neighborhood was what we wanted..we became local stalkers and made the most of our 15 days.
Next up home inspection. Unless something came back really scary (termites, geological issues, wood rot, ect) we would be good to go. After a very nice man came through and went through every nook and cranny, he gave it his stamp of approval and again, SUCCESS! We were one step closer to that big day 15 where we were removing contingencies and 100% all in....whoa.
That fateful day arrived, we met our realtors at the local Starbuck's, signed off and it was done....done...DONE?! Wow, we bought a house! Now was the easy part, riding out the rest of escrow until we threw down our thousands of dollars for our down payment, did our last walk through and got the keys...next up, NEST-A-POOLOZA!