Well, we didn’t get the house. It was out of our price range (not sure why the realtor showed it to us) but both her and the seller’s agent said it should be listed within our range. That it was overpriced. So we got our hopes up and and didn’t have a back up, and the relocation company with the seller is unwilling to come down $5,000 to meet us, while we are already stretching $15,000 up from our budget. So we walked from the deal. And now I had to pay for a last minute flight up to Pennsylvania to go house hunting this weekend because our realtor goes on vacation Sunday for a whole week! Eek. Talk about pressure. Plus it’s supposed to snow again. Craziness! Wish me luck on my journey and cross your fingers that I find a house!
My husband and I went up this week to look at houses and find a furnished apartment for him to use temporarily. Of course, it was snowing something major (we’re not used to that down here in North Carolina!!). We stopped at some outlets in Maryland first to stock up on winter gear for the family… you know, important things like fleeces and snow boots. They don’t sell much of the down in NC! We met our realtor and spent about 3 hours on the road looking at houses before we found The One. I am still not trying to get my hopes up about this house, but damn girl it is hard!! We saw two houses that wouldn’t work at all and one that we liked but it was SUPER small on the main floor. I just imagined getting all of our furniture, toddler and two dogs in there and going CRAZY!! We only had 2 more houses to look at that were in our price range, location we wanted, and had the space we need. When we pulled up to The One I got butterflies in my stomach. I hadn’t seen it on my searches online because it was above our price range, but the realtor knew that they were about to drop the price. It’s bigger than we need but would give us ample space and it’s move in ready. I will write more about it and post pics when we know it’s ours. At this point we made our offer on Tuesday and they countered on Wednesday. The house is vacant (since October) and the couple’s relocation company currently owns it. So we are hoping they just want to unload their debt onto us! So we countered Wednesday and then they asked for our best and final number. Last we heard Wednesday was that it has to go to corporate to approve. So we shall see! We have our fingers crossed. Our realtor also got us in touch with a local business that had an open efficiency for my husband to rent until we can move into our new home. Hopefully he can pay just one month and then we’ll be moving in! We also had lunch in the cute downtown of Lewisburg (across from Bucknell University) and visited a small local toy store downtown for a small gift for Little One. My husband leaves on Tuesday to drive up and he starts work on Wednesday. So we have him home this weekend and then he’s gone until Christmas Eve. I am really sad but trying not to think of it. Typically I am a bit of a scrooge during the Holiday season (due to 10 years in retail) but it’s been better since we had Little One. This year it’s going to be difficult to be joyful as a single mother!