Friday, June 23, 2006

Done deal

I just woke up from a most delightful little power nap while Bean slept and Sister and her friend zoned out on Nickelodeon. 'Cause I can do that again. 'Cause my house is under contract. Aw, yeah! As of last night, Husband and I signed a contract and the house is officially going to be sold. No more real estate agents tromping through giving me attitude about trying to sell without an agent, their picky clients judging my house-cleaning skills, decrying the lack of a dryer, sniffing about it being "too small." Someone loved it as much as we do. In fact, three couples loved it as much as we do and our visions of a bidding war came true! We ended up getting $2K more than we were asking for, and that was actually the lowest of the three offers. The winning couple had a kid, too, though--unlike the next highest bid--and they were also in a solid financial position--unlike the highest bid of all. Breathe a sigh of relief with me, everyone. (That is, if I still even have any readers left after my week's absence from the blogosphere.)

Husband and I are heading to some friends' house tonight on a dinner invitation. It's beginning to storm outside, but I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to cocktails, food that isn't take-out, and hearing someone talk about something other than selling houses! I'll catch up with y'all tomorrow.

8 comments:

Valarie said...

coming out of stalk-dom to ask-

who was it? the couple from out of town? the young couple without an agent?

congrats, btw. It sounds like everything is falling into place for you.

Piece of Work said...

congratulations! That was fast!

Sugarmama said...

Valarie, thanks for de-lurking, and I'm so flattered that you were paying such close attention that you remembered details about the couples! It was the couple from Boston, a pair of academics with a 2-year old son. We got in touch with them through the friends of a neighbor down the street whose son's birthday party we were attending. (How's that for community?)

Nikkie said...

wooohoo on getting more then you were asking! I'm glad it's all said and done and you can breath a little easier...until its time for packing and all that fun stuff!

Mama D said...

Very exciting. I was cheering for the couple from Boston. I'm glad they got the house! Enjoy the relaxing while it lasts.

Dawn said...

Ooooh Baby, I am SO glad for you. Really. I was thinking how many blog friends are all moving/selling at once. Seems like there is something cosmic afoot....

Nancy said...

Congrats! Now it's all the easy stuff ahead -- packing, moving out, moving in -- piece of cake! (actually, the rest is really the fun part compared to the stress of the contracts...)

"Grandi" said...

Oh - that's great!! I've been looking every day to see how it all came out!! What an exciting time for you!!