Friday, June 19, 2009

Sold!


Yup, just three days after my public display of despair (which in retrospect I am ever so slightly embarrassed about), we managed to sell the house for nearly 98% of our asking price. For the next ten days we'll be in the option period, during which time our buyer has the right to walk away should the inspection (scheduled for tomorrow!) or anything else go awry. Until the option period has passed, I'm a bit hesitant to be really celebratory, but I'm excited at the prospect of finally winding down this entire process. While I kind of enjoyed getting the house "ready" to sell, maintaining it in a pristine condition, running back and forth during my lunch hour to get the pets out of the way for a showing, and constantly waiting with baited breath for an offer was SO not fun. And I hope it'll be a long time before we go through this again -- though when and if we do, I hope we manage to apply the lessons we've learned from selling this house to the next.

If everything goes well, we'll be set to close August 21, which will be only weeks after the new house is finished. While the delay will result in us having to go to Dave's parents for a very short-term bridge loan, it will allow me a few weeks to paint, install blinds, etc. and just generally get the new house in order before we officially move in.

All in all, it's a great start to my weekend. I hope everything has a great weekend, too!

14 comments:

Liz said...

Wahoo, great news!!! I'm so excited for you guys!! Sometimes all you have to do is acknowledge that things suck and they will magically get better! :)

Christy said...

Fabulous!!! Congratulations - and seriously, no need to feel strange about the rant. That's what friends (online and IRL) are all about! My fingers are crossed that nothing goes awry!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Excellent news! Seeeee???? ;)

Sarah Klassen said...

This is great news! :)

annechovie said...

Congratulations, Averill! I hope all goes well with the inspection and have a terrific weekend!

Patch said...

YAY!

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Averill, great news! It's hard to be positive at times but what a blessing when all things fall into place. YAY! Have a great weekend too & I'll try to bring some cooler temps back home with me!!

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

What beautiful news! Congratulations... Very very delighted for you! xx

KSJ in Houston said...

Fantastic!!! Ill look forward to seeing the post 10 days from now when its official!!!

Kara said...

So AWESOME!!!!! I knew it was only a matter of time! So exciting!

Cristin said...

congrats!!!

Themis0307 said...

Wonderful news! So happy for you!

Lauren said...

Congrats!!! Fingers crossed for the inspection :)

Alicia said...

In this market its a major celebration!!! Hurray for you!!!

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