I have been getting requests from friends to post about "the house" that John and I currently have a contract on in Herndon. The problem is I've become superstitious about posting a link to the house or being optimistic about it. The contract for the last house ended just a week ago and losing that house sucked.
I do believe that when the Lord closes a door, a window opens. I just didn't think a window would open so quickly. My mom sent me a link of a house with an extra bedroom and bathroom than the house that we lost. AND... the new house was cheaper! So I went to look at it the next day, loved it, and scheduled for John and my in-laws to come with me on Saturday to take a look.
Except for a strange lay-out in the basement and repainting the dining room, the house was perfect. The kitchen is just gorgeous with the granite counter-tops I've been lusting after for years. The backyard is large with a new playground set. The owners are non-smokers without pets (with a hyper-allergic person like me, this is big) and are relocating.
John and I talked to our agent Saturday evening and decided to put a bid in. She called us back while we were at Target and let us know that we were actually the second people to put in a bid. So we needed to put in a higher one, or at least a competitive one, or the seller's agent would go with the first buyers. We put in our bid below the asking but not much lower. To make a long story short, we got the contract.
The strange thing about buying this home is the fact that the house is owned not just by the seller's (who could technically counter our offer) and their relocation company. We have done all the paperwork for the relocation company, but we are still waiting for the sellers. So... you can understand why I'm a bit superstitious. So why am I now posting the link? Let's just call it a social experiment: if we lose this house, I'll never do it again!