Monday, March 18, 2013

Home is where the heart is....

So, G and I decided that it was time to start looking for a new home. A home we pick out together (as the one we currently live in is the one I've owned since before we were together,) a larger home...... and my MUST have, a home where the kids rooms DON'T share a wall!!! OMGoodness, I haven't slept in 15 months!! There is no using any form of CIO with Bubba bc Kiwi hears his slightest whimper, and wakes up too. Then I am a Mommy ping pong ball between the two rooms! Both my parents and my best friend and her family recently moved. Seeing their new digs inspired us! :) We made a list of must haves and started researching online. (Well, I researched.) The only way to get Bubba to nap, if Kiwi is home, is to drive him around. So, I would drive daily, for hours!! Not good for the body, or gas...but it was good in terms of scouting out potential neighborhoods. We literally spent 3 weeks in our car, driving. Looking at the outside of homes, seeing open houses (where we met our Realtor) and eventually touring houses with our Realtor. We saw many, many houses. We made offers on many....but with this economy, and using a VA loan, we weren't lucky. UNTIL, we saw THE house, our house home, the home we want to raise our kids in!! We toured it March 4th and submitted an offer. The next day we had to resubmit...but were hoping for good news, especially bc it was G's b-day! We got the official approval on the 6th!!! The Seller accepted our offer!!! Now for the waiting game. The home is being sold as a short sale. So, our offer now must be approved by the bank that has the seller's mortgages. If the bank is willing to accept our offer, in lieu of what the seller owes on the home, then we are moving in!!! Short sales are infamous for taking a long time. Our lender told us that the shortest he's ever seen a bank approve has been 30 days, then after the approval escrow (30-45 days) would start. So, we're hoping for an early May move in!!! However, we've been told to expect more of a June or possibly even July move in. We're super excited!! The home is beautiful in a great neighborhood with a park the next street over. It is at the end of a cul-da-sac with no home to the left (when looking at the home from the street) nor behind. The kids rooms are huge....and on opposite sides of a GIANT playroom!!! It has a large backyard perfect for the dogs and kids to play in. It has the formal dinning room I wanted and an office downstairs! But, the best part about this house is the school district! It is rated one of the best in the state! The elementary school is rated a 9 out of 10!!! Please pray that everything goes smoothly and that the bank approves the sell, and that everything is done in a timely manner.

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