Monday, July 09, 2007

We've received an offer on the house. It's a little low, but I have a feeling we'll be able to meet these people halfway. After all of this work keeping the house clean with the kids underfoot, praying for a sale in this horrible market, and lowering the price to the point of nearly breaking even, it's almost over.

I should be over the moon, freaking out, but two things keep sticking in my craw. One, this is an older couple with no children and four dogs. I was here at home when they toured the last time, and I was so surprised I actually blurted out to their realtor, "Why on earth would a couple with no kids want a house with this many bedrooms?"

They like the space. And they have four dogs. I guess those fun lofts above two of the kids' bedrooms speak to labs, too.

Also, they want to close in two weeks. Two weeks. Holy shit. We didn't think we'd be this lucky, and prayed to sell the home by January, at which point we would make the decision to stay in town through the school year or pick up and move. So, I may be packing up nineteen rooms, sorting through what we'll need until we actually move to our new destination, and living in an apartment (which we get through the company, so what a blessing there) until such time.

It's a lot to digest.

Also, I can't make Blogger accept a title for this blog, so I wonder what this means as far as Mondays go. Have a good one, enjoy the heat, and I'm off to dicker with realtors.

8 comments:

slouching mom said...

Hey, that's great! Congrats! Even if it sounds like a crazy lot to get done in too short a span of time, it always gets done when it has to.

Lawyer Mama said...

I was having the title problem too. I noticed if I held the mouse pointer slightly above the title field, I could fill it in. Damn Blogger.

Wow! 2 weeks??? Holy crap. And 19 rooms? WOW! What a huge house!

Jen M. said...

Let me clarify: 19 rooms of pure, unadulterated 1980s glory. Granted, we have poured every spare dime over the past few years updating it, but we got it for a steal because the paisley walls and orange flower kitchen tile was slightly offputting to most.

Sophie's Mom said...

Congrats on selling your home! Can't wait to see pics of your NEW home!

Nancy said...

YEAH! I am happy for you. Mine has been on the market, blech, the Michigan market, since March ... not even an offer. There are 3 others within eye shot of mine for sale also. No offers for them either.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Holy crow---two weeks?!?! I'd need to lie down and have a stiff drink. Best of luck on this one!

Audubon Ron said...

You're moving? Did I miss the "We're Moving Blog?" How can I be a fan and not know this? I feel so - out of the loop. I feel so - uninformed. What will become of me?

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

I have never asked you. Are you moving from the area? I guess I just assumed B. was being transferred.... Congrats on the offer.