36 house showings.
Probably 1,000 different homes viewed on Zillow, Trulia, and TARMLS
3 different realtors.
Hours of looking through home magazines, perusing around Home Depot, touring model homes, watching HGTV to really pinpoint what we value in a home.
And we have a winner, folks!!!
As you may know, we've been in the process of a brutal house hunt for a few weeks. I kind of quit talking about it, since so much was changing.
Everyone calls this a "buyers market". And yes, it is throughout the country. But I will say in the area we are looking it is a sellers market. Every house we placed an offer on, had at LEAST 4 other offers we were competing against.
When I felt like giving up....
Our realtor called.
A house we had wanted to look at back in July we chose NOT to look at because it was under CAPA. (it's a short sale). So we said "Let's not waste our time"
Well, those buyers got antsy, and cancelled their contract. So we looked at it 3 weeks ago, and decided "this is it!".
The house has great "bones" (a great floor plan for what we want), an awesome location, and a phenomenal back yard!
Tomorrow morning we have the inspection. It will be a whirlwind of activity. Home inspector, pool inspector, termite inspector, AND roof inspector all get to meet at the site! It's kind of exciting!
I can't enter "celebratory mode" yet -- as we have to pass the Brutal VA inspection. But if you could, send good vibes my way!! May I also add that in AZ only 1 in 4 short sales actually close......So the odds are not in our favor ;)
Have a fabulous weekend, all!
(here's a sneak preview of the house's backyard!) -- yes, that's a golf course behind us....which means Ryan & Abby need to get to the range and buff up on our swing!