Friday, June 19, 2009
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!