Saturday, January 19, 2008

The best 7 words we've heard in a long time...

were from our realtor yesterday when he called and said, "Well, you've just bought yourself a house!" WOO-HOOOOO!!! Finally, after 6 days of waiting to hear back, our offer was accepted. No counter-offers, or requests for more info, or additional required paperwork. Sigh...you have no idea how great this feels for us. This is the FOURTH TIME we have tried to become homeowners in the past 3 years. First was the horrible KB Homes Rip Us Off and Steal Our Money scandal (that's right, KB, I called you out by name. We haven't forgotten.) Then there was the Oh My God Las Vegas Homes Are So %^&$*! OVERPRICED episode 1 1/2 years ago, where we basically retreated in horror to wait out the inflated market. Then there was the "Dream House" that we put an offer on 2 weeks ago only to be out-bid by someone who apparently found the house even dreamier than us.

We're so excited but it's also one of those waiting for the other shoe to drop moments. It seems too easy so far. The seller is giving us what we want. The mortgage company approved us for the amount and interest rate we hoped for. Even the closing date (Valentine's Day) works out perfectly for us. So after running around the house yelling and jumping up and down, we stopped and said a very thankful prayer this morning. Thank You, God for whispering in our ears to "wait a little while longer" when things didn't look promising. Thank You for making us go through money struggles 4 years ago which forced us to grow up and get our financial act together already (can anyone say, "budget?"). Thank You for leading us to a nice house with a decent-sized backyard and a safe neighborhood for our little family. Thank You Thank You Thank You. Amen.

4 comments:

LauraC said...

THAT IS AWESOME! Congrats! Can't wait to see pics of the house and all the marker on the fridge you own!

deebo47 said...

I can't say congratulations enough! I was crossing my fingers that this would finally work out for you guys, because I know everything you've been through and it's about time you got some good news for once. I can't wait to see the house! Just start packing now and try not to stress too much about the whole thing; if it's meant to be it will all work out.

Kaycee said...

OHH!! That is GREAT news!! Hooray! :)

TH said...

He may not come when you want him, but he is always on time. Thank you GOD.