Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Crazy Story.

We had been house hunting for eight months and were getting frustrated with the search. We were about to throw in the towel and sign our lease for six more months. I don't know what changed our minds, but we decided we would take one more look before making the final decision.

We went house hunting last Tuesday night not expecting to find anything, but we found TWO houses! We'll call this House #1. It was bank owned but it was in excellent condition. We planned on going Saturday to look at this house again and make an offer on it.
We'll call this House #2. We fell in love with it from the moment we stepped inside. It was completly flipped with hard wood floors, stainless steel appliances, granite, finished basement. It was a bit smaller but we still loved it and planned to go there on Saturday and see it in the daylight.

Saturday our realtor called and said he is going to take us to one more house in the same neighborhood as House #1. We went to the this unscheduled house first and thought it was nice but we still had our heart set on House #1. So we got to House #1 and realize it needs appliances, new windows, new carpet in the basement, and there may be flooding in the basement. It was just too much work for what we prefered in a first home.

So we go to House #2 and decide that will be the house we choose. But when we look at House #2 in the daylight we realize it is next to a trailer park and railroad tracks. No thank you.

The unexpected house we saw first was starting to look good after this so we went back to have a second look. We go to lunch to discuss it and then sleep on it and made an offer Sunday afternoon.

I've been writing this post for three days now and things keep changing. The crazy story just got crazier! I'll keep ya posted...

26 comments:

Miss Chelsea said...

Whaat no picture of the winner?! Boo!

jen mccrady said...

so fun! it seems like most real estate stories are "crazy stories"... it's such an emotional rollercoaster! can't wait to see pics!

Lauren said...

Ahhhh, so hope this is the one!!!!! :)

Andrea said...

A crazy story but it will surely lead you to your dream home! The place sounds fabulous. Can't wait to see pictures! :)

Oh, and don't feel bad about feeling overwhelmed over the whole process. I cried after we made an offer when I found out other offers were on the table as well. It's an emotional process!

Lucky in Love said...

You could seriously write a book with your housing adventures! Wishing you so much luck on this one!!

Ashley said...

What a blessing, good luck with it !

Marissa said...

What a journey!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Hope this is "the one!"

emily said...

Agh I think we all want to see the winner! Hope you find out soon :)

Jen Caputo said...

oh wow, so exciting! when will you hear if you got it?!?

Patty said...

It's like your own episode of House Hunters! haha. Can't wait to see pics! Hope you get House #3!

Lil' Woman said...

Oh goodness....I hope #3 works out for you and is what your looking for.

Hillary (First Yr Wife) said...

Ahh, I hope this house works out! Every time you post about your house hunting, it makes me so excited to start the process soon! :)

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness!! Can't wait to see pics of the winner!

- Sarah :-) said...

Wow - can't wait to hear all about it. Keeping our fingers crossed for you guys!!

Lacey said...

I hope this house is "the one"! Can't wait to see pictures!

Jessica said...

Can't wait to hear all the updates! What an exciting time for you two :-)

Bekah said...

you havent heard anything since sunday or you are negotiating? I hope the story gets a conclusion soon! The house is beautiful and I cant wait to see you make one of these places your HOME!!

Jules said...

Good luck, sweetie! I'm thinking of you and Garth and hoping that the surprise house works out for you. Keep us posted.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

ahh so exciting! good luck! can't wait to hear :)

Mrs. S. said...

Can't wait to hear how it all turns out!! Good luck!

Heather said...

Well, I hope it is the one!! :D

Annie said...

how exciting!!! i hope everything works out! :)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

keep us posted!!! real estate is a nightmare, but when you find your "home", and are all settled in, it will be more than worth it.

AmyT said...

awlll good luck to you guys - I know you've been looking for a while - it will all work out!!

d.a.r. said...

Wow, that's nuts!!! Hope it works out!