I really hope that our luck is turning around.
I got the listing for the perfect house this morning (our agent has us set up to receive automatic listing from MLS). I yelped for joy when and Mr. JB thought that that I was losing my mind.
Mr. JB called our agent when he got to school and the ball got rolling very quickly. H, our agent, got in touch with the seller's agent and he even got into look at the house. Then he called Mr. JB back and said that he was writing up an offer since the house was that good. H sold us the townhouse that we live in now and he knows how particular I am (he's tried to show us other houses that weren't in our target area and I told him absolutely not).
The house is in our price range. It has three bedrooms. A beautiful backyard AND a hot tub. And, my biggest wish: a two car garage.
It is a family home, without the stress of condo boards and attached neighbours.
Do you think that it's a coincidence that I dug up the adoption paperwork yesterday and then this house came up in the listings?
So, if you have a prayer to spare for us tonight, could you say one to St. Joseph for us? And it wouldn't hurt to say a little one to St. Rose of Lima (who is my patron saint for 2011).
I really hope that our luck is changing, but I also know that a house this good is going to attract more than us. We also have to find $10 000 to secure the house if the sellers accept our offer. We have the money, but it may be difficult to access it all in the time frame that we have.
St. Joseph, pray for us!!!
Update: Of course, this had to go down with some drama!
The seller's agent didn't have her pager on she she didn't know that we were putting an offer in. While our agent was trying to get a hold of her, another offer was put in. Our agent had us increase our offer to asking -- $499 800. Our original offer was $490 000. Our only conditions are financing and a home inspection.
Mr. JB secured a loan for the $10 000 with our bank -- and it was surprisingly easy.
So our agent won't be able to present our offer until tomorrow. I hope that is early enough in the day so I won't be on pins and needles. This current offer expires at 8pm tomorrow.
Keep those prayers coming! I want this house!!!!