Tuesday, July 17, 2012

From Breakdowns to Happiness

3 days
17 home viewings
1 apartment viewing
5 home offers submitted


I spent three very stressful and exhausting days going through 17 homes all over Sacramento, California. I cried. I laughed. I had an extreme meltdown. 


I had viewed homes all Thursday afternoon and all day Friday. I had only seen one home that I loved enough to put an offer on. The rest I was kinda iffy on. By Friday evening I had found out that I had been out bid on the home I loved and that it was going into contract with someone else. Cue the freak out. 


Saturday morning, I got up and went to look at three of the homes again that I had seen on Friday. Since I was leaving in only a few hours I figured I might as well. I thought they were nice and I went ahead and put in offers. Then my realtor told me about a house that had just came on the market at midnight. We thought, "What do we have to lose? Let's go look at it!"


We got in the car and from the moment we got there I liked it. We walked inside and I loved it. The backyard is huge and has so much potential. The kitchen was completely new with granite counter tops and new stainless steel appliances. New hardwood floors, new carpet and new paint. Here was the problem though.... they were asking the max of what I could get a loan on so I knew I could only offer their asking. Why is that a problem? Oh because it's a bidding war on real estate right now in Sacramento thanks to investors. 


So we went back to the realtors office, wrote the offer for the asking amount and 17 extra dollars (my birth date). I thanked my realtor for all of her hard work, got on a plane to go home and crossed my fingers that at least one of my offers would get accepted. All the while secretly hoping that I'd get that last house. 


Yesterday afternoon my realtor called, "Jennifer! How much did you like the house on ____ Drive?" I loved it, Why? "Well it's yours! They accepted your offer!"


I have a home people! We are set to close in 30 days so let's cross our fingers that everything goes great and that come next month Josh and I will be moving into our home together!! 
Isn't it cute?! Sneak peek! 

24 comments:

Miranda said...

Yaaaay!!! It's SO CUTE!!!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Ahhhh! I'm so happy for you! All of that hardwork and stress has paid off and you have a HOME! Can't wait to read all about this adventure, and I'm going to say it again, you better be taking I-80 to California so you can stop in DES MOINES!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I am beyong excited and happy for you. You have a house. You have a house. You. Have. A. House!!!!

Congrats!!!!

xoxo

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

Girl that is awesome!!!

Stephanie said...

LOVE!!! Congrats, how incredibley exciting. So happy for you!

Stephanie said...

CONGRATS!! So exciting! All the best!

Caroline said...

Yay! So exciting!

Steph said...

Oh that's great news! And I'm pretty sure this is the first time you said that Josh is going with you. I never really knew.

Best wishes on your closing process!

Courtney B said...

Aaaah!! YAY! Congratulations! I'm so excited for you!
I'll be praying that everything goes smoothly until your closint!

Meagan said...

I'm so happy for you!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

JENNIFER!!! I am so beyond thrilled for you. Congratulations (and you better post LOTS of pictures).

tootie said...

I'm so excited for you! Congrats!! :)

Kristin said...

OMG Congrats! Im slightly jealous as we are still waiting for someone to accept our offer. so frustrating

Dreams Do Come True said...

CONGRATS!!!!
I am so happy for you and Josh. I was wondering if he was moving with you. :)

Justine said...

Congrats!! I can't wait to see pictures! :)

Adrienne said...

What?! WHAT an awesome story! Congratulations! Hooray! It will all work out, promise! It was meant to be!

tara said...

SO excited for you!! congrats!!

Shoshanah said...

Congrats! I can't wait to see more of it! And I hope your road to closing goes smoothly & maybe more importantly, quickly!

Deidre said...

OH MY GOODNESS. This is so absolutely exciting I cannot believe it! I can only imagine how stressful this would've been for you!

his little lady said...

many congratulations girl! it's adorable!
xo TJ

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

AWE! Congrats! That is awesome!

Cole said...

It's adorable!!!!!! Congrats! I'm so happy for you.

Jax said...

I freaking LOVE it and am SO happy for you! My stupid twitter doesnt let me know when people tweet at me so I missed your tweet until the next day. I think I need to change my settings. Anyhoo, I was so bummed for you. And then I saw that you got a house and was so happy!!! We should text! I'm really good at that! :) you are a HOMEOWNER! SO EXCITING! I can't wait to see more pics! And so crazy about the bidding war out there! I would have never thought!

Sam Morgan said...

I'm so glad that your offer was accepted. Looks like your birthday was your lucky number! I was wondering if Josh was going to move out there with you, that's exciting that you're moving in together.