|Image courtesy the Zillow listing that just won't go away.|
Now that we've closed, I feel like it's safe to discuss the entire process of finding a home. At the end of May, we signed a contract with my friend and realtor, Margie, who was able to get us set up with a customized MLS search. We dragged Margie all over the place and to many different houses. In fact, I will illustrate the amount of houses that we saw with a photograph since we kept every listing sheet we got.
|So many houses!|
We stumbled across our home one day on either ZipRealty or Zillow. It was just outside of our price range but I suspected it's listing price was more than the house was actually worth. We both knew we had to see it because, on paper, it checked all of our boxes. It was love at first sight for me; perhaps Eric too, but he'd have to tell you. We put in an offer the day after we saw the property only to find out that a second offer had come in at the same time and was better than ours. We provided our best and final offer, but they ended up going with the other offer anyhow.
At this point, I was demoralized. House hunting is exhausting and I was about ready to call it quits and take a break for a month. Little did I know that all I had to do was wait three days. The other offer fell through and the list agent wanted to know if we were still interested, which of course we were. Everything went relatively smoothly from there, and now we are homeowners!
I'm excited to move in and I'm excited-overwhelmed to fix the disaster that is currently the garden.