Our latest offer was accepted! Â I’m so excited. Â Househunting has been really stressful – I know it’s supposed to be a buyer’s market, but in our price range and location it’s a seller’s market – lots of bids, mostly over asking price, many all-cash offers from investors. Â We bid $20K over asking price to beat the cash investors, and succeeded!
It’s an 1100 square foot, 3-bedroom house in Sunnyvale, a mile or two from where we’re living now, and it’s got a two-car garage and a sunny backyard, including a medium size Meyer lemon tree! Â I love Meyer lemons – we’ve got a baby tree out on the patio – and now we’ll have an abundant supply. Â And we can garden!
The only problem is that there is a crack and some discoloration on the vinyl flooring in the kitchen – which might be a leaky pipe, which might be expensive enough to fix that it would scuttle the deal. Â We’re crossing our fingers and hoping the inspection shows it’s stemming from something minor, or something easily repaired.
Now, of course, Â we have a major scramble ahead. Â For me, it’s actually a “perfect storm” – work is critically busy for an incredibly important customer visit (I fly out on Monday), and being the project manager in charge, I have a lot of prep work to do. Â At the same time, Autumn Splendor MUST be done by Sunday. Â And, I have oodles of arrangements for the house that need to be started immediately – inspections, loans, deposits, etc. Â (I may well spend a good chunk of Saturday – which I had planned to spend on Autumn Splendor – at a house inspection.) Â If I don’t lose my mind in the next three days, it will be a miracle.
Off to work on some leaves! Â If I hustle I might be able to get the third leaf done by the time I have to start dropping stuff off at our agent’s office, on my way to work.