Sunday, February 03, 2008

It's a done deal!
There's been a lot going on with the new home search. We found the house that we wanted to move into & even began signing papers for it the day we did the walk through. A few days later the Realtor called us & said we got the house. We were thrilled. Then shortly there after, we got a call from the homeowner saying that the Realtor didn't process our paperwork correctly & ended up getting fired. The homeowner was taking over the whole process & said they would have to go over our paperwork again. I was sure we weren't going to get it anymore.

Bill ended up writing the homeowners a letter explaining what kind of family we are & that our credit doesn't reflect us appropriately (like the wrongful garnishment that we're currently fighting - that's on there). We're doing all of this because we're going to rent the house for 6-12 months & then go with a lease to own option rather than buying it straight out. Because of our selling experiences with the house we moved from, we're commitment shy. Plus, if we aren't buying a new build, we want to try out the house before we actually buy it. If we want to back out of the house for some reason or another, we don't want to have to worry about selling a house in this market again.

So, with this letter, Bill reassured them that we are good people that will take are of their house. It worked & despite our inaccurate credit score, we got the house. For real. On Logan's birthday, we went over & signed all of the papers & handed over the checks. Nobody is occupying the house right now, so we'll be able to move things over a little at a time which is the best option we could have ever hoped for. We should be all moved in by the end of the month.

All I can say is YEA! And what a relief it is!


Erin said...

That's so exciting! That has to be a relief!

jane said...

YAY!! So glad you will be able to move bit by bit. So excited for you!

Dawn B said...

AWESOME!! That was easy! LOL You'll have a real home of your very own.