Second...as of 9am this morning, we have submitted an offer on a townhouse! Woo Hoo! We went to look at it on Easter after church and liked it right away. It's not perfect, but it's great for us, especially right now in our lives (no kids, etc.) It's a little bit older and has never been updated, but it's well maintained and clean, so we know we can do the updates ourselves over the next couple of years. Plus it's HUGE and has about a million closets. Actually, I counted and there's 11 closets in the house! Including a walk-in in the master...score! Also, it's in our dream neighborhood! Only about 1/2 mile from where we live now, in a great part of town, and we will be within walking distance to about 7 of our friends houses, including one couple who live on the exact same street! And my very BFF in the whole world, K, would be right around the corner, literally a 10 second walk away in the same neighborhood!! They always say, location, location, location. Oh also - 3 bathrooms! We have currently been sharing ONE bathroom for the past 2 years and I've pretty much hit my limit.
So we should hear back later this week and I'm pretty much dying of anticipation. Our offer was less than $10K off their asking price, so I don't really see why they wouldn't accept it. And the house has only been on the market 9 days, so the owners could sell it super quick if they wanted to accept our offer.
Basically, we do feel alot more confident about this one than the last house we loved (especially since we low-balled the crap out of that first house and there was really no chance in hell we were ever going to get it). I think these people will at least want to negotiate with us, even if they don't accept our first offer right away.
Please keep your fingers crossed for us...I'll post as soon as we hear back!!
Ooooh - it also has a fairly large fenced in back yard for the crazy puppy! Sweet!
(this is a pic of what Spencer might look like if we do get the house and she has a nice big backyard to play in! Isn't she just the cutest??)