Monday, February 9, 2009

:: :: this could soon be yours :: ::

ok. mine. not yours. but "this could soon be mine" didn't sounds as catchy as a post title.

we put in an offer on a house yesterday and as of tomorrow we will be in contract (contingent, of course, on a successful transfer of title on the condo in ohio). they countered our offer at more than their asking price so i was ready to write it off as a loss (even though we totally *love* this house) but then came back tonight with a counter of exactly what we offered but with a few little strange (and likely inconsequential) contingencies of their own.

we have to sign on it tomorrow.

because i had spent all day convincing myself i didn't care that we weren't going to get the house and blah blah blah i have yet to get properly excited about the fact that this house -- far bigger and cooler than i ever imagined we could afford -- will be ours.

it has all these cool built-ins throughout the house. and a one-car AND a two-car garage. and it's within walking distance of two parks, the community pool and ice rink, and a spray area for kids. it's in a walking school district (no buses! i think that's so cool!). it's seven miles from brian's parents' house, six from my mom's house, four from my dad's, and just under nine from my sister's house.

and just zero-point-four miles from wegmans. yes. less than half a mile from my favorite grocery store.



Emily February 10, 2009 at 12:08 AM  

Congrats!! It's beautiful!!

MoMMY February 10, 2009 at 8:41 AM  

Fingers crossed. I could never live without a Wegmans.

jlk February 10, 2009 at 1:22 PM  

ohhhhh....soooooo cute! a perfect julie house if ever there was one!

dharmamama February 10, 2009 at 5:06 PM  

Oh! I love it!! It looks like the houses in my neighborhood, most built in the '30s - is it an older home like that?

Diggin' the picture window.

julie from up up creative February 10, 2009 at 8:05 PM  

it IS an older home... custom built for the owners in 1947 (although there is some question as to whether it might have been earlier) and being sold by the original owners' estate...

kelli February 10, 2009 at 10:32 PM  

what I love is the color of the door.
fingers and toes, crossed!

Bea February 11, 2009 at 9:34 AM  

That is such a cute house! It looks great.

Toni February 11, 2009 at 8:44 PM  

Love it! I'm so excited for you and hoping some of your house-hunting karma rubs off on me. :)

amandajean February 13, 2009 at 9:05 PM  

good luck! i hope it all works out. sounds like a great location, too.

thanks for your comment on my blog, by the way. your work is so wonderful! i'm sure i'll be stopping back. :)

Anne February 24, 2009 at 6:53 AM  


julie from up up creative February 24, 2009 at 8:14 AM  

update, indeed. as our realtor says, we're in hurry up and wait mode.

we should be closing in the next week on our condo, which will remove the last contingency on our deal with this house...

we're still calling it the maybe house.