So a lot has happened in a short amount of time with our housing situation. Here’s an update on everything that has been going on.
First, the sale of our house in Milford. We put the house on the market last Tuesday. On Wed, it showed up on the MLS listings. On Thursday morning I got a call that someone wanted to do a showing that evening at 6pm, so I said sure. Apparently the person really loved the house and put an offer together that night. Revel and I received it on Fri morning. It was a pretty good offer, but not exactly what I wanted to get for the house. So we countered with a higher price and they countered back and by Fri afternoon we had agreed on a price and closing date. Excellent! Our realtor actually was quite amazed that we were able to get the price we got, as it was higher then anything else that had sold recently. So the inspection is happening this coming Saturday. God is definately blessing us with the sale of our house.
But He didn’t stop the blessings there. On Saturday, Revel and I agreed that we really liked one house we had seen a week before when went looking at houses so we decided to put an offer on the house (also in Milford). Our offer was quite a bit lower then the asking price but that’s the luxury of being in a buyer’s market. 🙂 We found out before we put our offer in that there was already one offer on the house. We didn’t hear anything on Sunday, but on Monday we found out that while the seller had received a higher offer then ours, he liked our financing better (better financing means more likely that the deal will happen) so he came up with a counter-offer on the price (still lower then his other offer, but slightly higher then our original offer) and wanted us to close by the end of Jan. We agreed and submitted another offer with the new terms last night. Today he signed the offer as well. Our inspection is next Monday and if all goes well we will be moving into our new house at the end of January.
So God has been blessing us tremendously! Keep praying for us as we still need to get both inspections done (Saturday for our house, Monday for the new house) and everything needs to go well with the financing for the buyer of our house. But so far everything has been going great and we in shock how fast everything is moving.
We’ll keep you posted as things progress.