Okay then, we can handle that. We turned the car around and headed back to the office. We knew we had to do a great offer, so we went a little bit over the asking price, knowing this house was going to have some competition (it was only on the market 2 days at this point but like I said, awesome houses in our price range move like lightning). We got that thing in within the hour and went home to wait.
And wait, and wait, and wait. Finally super late at night our agent called and said the seller had gotten 3 offers and wanted to wait until after his open house and another showing the next day to make a decision. We were super bummed at this point (and kind of annoyed, considering we had to rush to get the offer in just to have to wait) and figured we had a very very slim chance at getting the house. We made appointments Sunday to see the two houses we had missed seeing Saturday, and decided to go to the open house on Sunday to see what kind of interest the house was getting (there were a lot of nosy neighbors haha).
Anyways, the seller said we would hear that afternoon, and finally around 5pm we got the call... our offer was accepted and we will be the owners on May 30th of an awesome house! And when I say awesome I mean it. We found the best house for us that we could ever have imagined. Brand new everything: granite counter tops, appliances, carpets, paint, and he's installing hardwood in the living and dining room. The family room has a fireplace, we have a walkout finished basement, almost an acre of land, a sunroom, and southern exposure! It is so private and everything we ever wanted and more! We are so blessed to have this opportunity and to not have to do a single thing besides move in our furniture. We need to buy a fridge, a dryer, and a new furniture set for our family room (we need a couch, loveseat, end table, coffee table, and tv stand.. any suggestions on where to buy for cheap?! We're broke homeowners now). The shutters have just been painted, but we want to re-paint them blue, the trim white, and the door black. Thank you so much to everyone who encouraged us, to our families who supported us, and to our amazing agent! Guys, I am so so excited, sorry if I talk about this lots and lots in the upcoming months, I just cannot wait! 80 days til we close :-)