Thursday, January 6, 2011

It's BACK On Like Donkey Kong

Well folks, we got a surprise text yesterday. The offer that edged us out on our first love fell through, so our runner's up offer was accepted! There I was, grading away in a coffee shop, when I got the news. Of course I ran outside immediately to call the hubs and the parents. I could not have been more excited; my voice wavered so much that Ryan asked if I was crying - which I wasn't - but there just might have been some hopping and twirling involved. People told us not to lose hope, that offers often fall through, and that this is how they got into their homes - I just didn't believe them.

So the whirlwind begins. Our agent is actually out of town until Friday, so her boss is filling in till she returns. There are papers to sign with them, and then we meet with our lender this afternoon. We are both a little super nervous about crunching the numbers and meeting a mortgage every month, but we figure there is no time like the present (before we have kids), and so we are going for it.

It is a 30 day escrow, so things will move swiftly once we get the green light. There are a slough of inspections to arrange and pass, and a mountain of paperwork to get through before we close. So it is definitely not our casa yet. Anything can go wrong at this point. But no matter what happens, I am chalking it up to a learning experience. And I will share these teachable moments along the way. Any advice for us newbies?


  1. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! I'm so happy for you! It's a lot of paperwork and signatures, but don't get overwhelmed. Don't freak out at the numbers. It's kind of like college financial exit interviews where you see a much larger number than you thought, but you CAN handle this. It's so worth it and I'm so proud of you!!

  2. Wow-that is awesome!!! Congrats! I'll continue to keep my fingers crossed that things stay on track.

  3. So exciting! Hope you have a lawyer, inspector and lender you trust. The rest is paperwork and patience! Breathe and good luck!