Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fast and Furious times

(Barring any unforeseen circumstances)
We sold our house and bought a new one! Yes, it's true and things have been crazy ever since. It's a long story but here it is...
We have wanted to sell our house since last summer. We held off since there were 3 houses for sell in our neighborhood already. I really do love our house and it has been perfect for us. My parents got a new dining room table and saved us theirs which is one reason to move, a formal dining room. We also know that sometime with in the next few years we will be getting Emily and I wanted to have her room already and not have to move with her. So, this summer was the time. We contacted our "people" and got things set in motion. We hooked up with a WONDERFUL real estate agent who has been awesome to work with. With the help of my mom and sister we got our house "show ready" and had Linda (our realtor) come over.

On Saturday- May 30th- the sign went in the yard. It was a great feeling knowing it was out there for people to see. I left for El Paso on the 31st for my quick trip. I got a call from Linda on Monday and we had an offer. WHAT!! already an offer? I nearly wreaked the rental car :) I told Linda to call Steve and hammer out the counter-offer. On Tuesday we got the news that the counter-offer was accepted, wow-again! Linda knew a great house had just gone on the market. It was a great deal since the house was back on the market for a 3rd time and under foreclosure. Linda took Steve to see it while I was in El Paso and he went ahead and put a bid on it. What! I hadn't even seen it. He assured me that we were out no money yet and I would get to see it as soon as I get back to Waco.
Our current house ~ Sold Mine!
I got back to town on Tuesday night and immediately headed over to the house with my Mom. We couldn't go in it that night but we did look around and peeked in some windows. I had seen the house back in the fall when it was on the market the first time and thought it was so cute! On Wednesday I had to work (it was the longest day!) and then got to see the house after school. I LOVED it (no pressure though knowing our bid was accepted). Steve was off to class and Linda showed me 6 more homes for sale so I could make a real choice. I called the family, of course! They approved it hands down and I signed the papers for Linda. So by Wednesday night our house was sold and we had our new one in the works. I'm already anxious to have people over to the new place and ready to get busy with decorating.
Our new home!!
Now for all the fun paperwork, yuck! The homes have been inspected and things look good from that stand point. If things continue as they should we will close on our current house June 30th. Then rent it from the new owners for a few days as the new house closing is on July 8th. To make matters a little more crazy we leave for Colorado on the 10th. So we will have about a day and a half to move in (don't worry friends we are hiring movers :)
I can't believe things worked out so perfectly and fast. I was prepared for it to be on the market for awhile but God knew our schedule! Now onto the fun of packing. It's going to be a fast and furious few weeks!

Love it!!

7 comments:

Amy said...

It's so cute, Cindy! Congratuations!

Jessica said...

I LOVE the new house! It is SO beautiful! I am so happy that the timing worked out for you, especially since the housing market is so crazy right now. Congratulations!!!

The Blake Family said...

It is absolutely beautiful!! Congratulations on an easy sell and buy time!!

Kelly said...

Congrats Cates! Can't wait to come visit you guys in the new house!

gtown1 said...

I love it!
It's such a 'grown up' house :)
I'm sure you'll be driving there for awhile going...what this is my house? Hey leave a comment on my blog and let me know what area it's in...I'm curious to know and my blog is private so no one creepy will stalk your house.

Congratulations!
ejw

Tiffany said...

So gorgeous! Congrats! I wanna know where it is too. I guess I'll ask EJ. :)

Christian Family said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE It!!! We are so excited for yall!!!