Saturday, April 12, 2008

We got it!

Last night we heard from the bank. They countered our offer (they had to because our offer had expired) but they kept every thing the same! Today we met with Randy, our realtor and uncle and sign the contract! We are so thankful to be finished looking and thrilled with God has provided us with. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Another Update

So Matt and I decided to make an offer on the house we like, as did another couple! The house is bank owned; yesterday the bank told both of us to make another offer and have it in by 9am this morning. Matt and I spent a good bit of time thinking, praying and getting advice. We finally made another offer last night and thought we would know something by noonish. At about 2:30 we found out it will take the bank 2 to 3 days to process the offers. Now we're back in the wait and see thing. 
If it doesn't work out for us to get this house we're going to try for the one in the same neighborhood. It looks like the couple we're bidding  against for this is also interested in the other one. I think it's pretty funny. 
Here are some pictures of the house we currently have an offer on. Let me know what you think!

Friday, April 4, 2008


In my last post about about the houses, I said we really liked the first but could not afford it. Matt and I went back and forth for a while about if we should make and offer and decided that we couldn't. Today Matt was looking at houses online and saw the price on the house we really liked had been drastically reduced! It's now in our price range; granted it's at the high end of it. We made an offer tonight and are waiting to here back. We're not planing on hearing anything until after the weekend. Both of us are very excited that God has opened this door for us. I'll let you know when we hear anything!
The MLS number is 02351108, if you want to look at it online. We're going to look at it again tomorrow so I'll post some pictures. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

House Hunting

On Saturday Matt and I continued the search for a house. We decided to look around the area we're living in now; which would keep us close to work but 40 minutes from church. Sunday school provided some encouragement about that. One of the families in our class lives about the same distance away and said that several other families do as well. I felt much better about looking around this area after hearing that. 
We found a really great neighborhood with a pool, play area, soccer field, street lights and really cute houses. 
The first one we went into was amazing! It had a hug, open floor plan. As much as we liked it we just can't afford it. Dang it! :-)
Here is another one we went into in the same neighborhood. We think we like it. I say think because there was so much furniture in that house it was hard to get an idea of what it was really like and how our furniture would fit in the house. It did have an amazing kitchen and a split floor plan, which are pluses.  So found an option but we're going to keep looking.  

Had a bad day again...

I didn't spill my coffee, break a shoe lace or smear the lip stick on my face. Still, yesterday was not such a great day. Matt and I sleep with our windows open, we didn't realize how could it was going to get and forgot about all the pollen in the air when we got into bed on Sunday night. I work up with a scratchy throat and a runny nose at 6:30. Not a big deal but I started feeling worse as the day went on. I was able to leave work early, 4:45.  I was so excited! As I was driving home, I drifted off the road some and ended up getting a flat tire. That was at about 4:50. Call Matt and he came to the rescue. What a good man! We (I really did help!) headed to Sam's to get anew tired around 5:20. HAd to get new tires last night because I had training in Atlanta today and didn't want to drive there and back on a little spare! Get to Sam's drop off the car at a little before six. We didn't get to leave until after 7. It was such a long day!