And the seller accepted! A contract was drawn up. Yet we didn't get overly excited, for we are aware of many instances in which progress such as this is made and then the deal somehow falls through. Plus, we needed to have the house inspected. This was particularly important as this is a remodeled older home.
Come inspection time, one lovely lady looked over every inch of the house and yard, then procured an extensive report. One that was very overwhelming to behold, at first perusal. Things such as "plumbing leak, flooding water into yard" and "wall of electrical outlets not functioning" jumped to our attention. But after a second look, we realized there were only a few potentially major problems (ahem, those I just mentioned) with a smattering of minor issues (rusted boot jack around sky light? Not so worrisome). Plus, we can put all these things in an addendum to the contract and have the seller deal with it!
But we had to wait to see how the seller would react. After too many days holding our breath, he finally got back to us, very willing to fix the things we had delineated! There were just a few issues he didn't want to deal with and we were more than happy to aquiesce as long as those major problems were resolved.
Now, friends, I have caught up to present. We meet with the realtor again to find out the next step. Because I have no idea what comes next, as we've never gotten this far.
But things are looking up! Repairs are to begin immediately. I'm still not letting myself get uber excited until we finally close, but I'm itching to let loose. It would be a real shame to have to start all over again. I've really liked not having to spend all my free evenings looking at homes. For a few weeks, all we ever did was sleep, go to school/work, and look at homes.
So what I'm saying is, this better work out or Katie aint gonna be happy! But if it does pan out, ah, bliss.
Note: Pogo is much cuter and Sean more studly in real life. Also, belly is much bigger. Finally the house looks nothing like this. End note.