Friday, August 13, 2010

Bittersweet

On Saturday we received an offer on our house, it was basically an insult. I'm sure it wasn't intended that way but that is sure how it felt. I'm guessing it's more likely that the potential buyers were trying to see how desperate we were to sell. We countered very, very close to our asking price sending a message that we are not desperate at all. The potential buyer sent us another offer, increasing the amount they were willing to pay fairly significantly but not enough, from our standpoint. We send back another message by declining this offer completely.

That night we went to bed, content with our decision and figuring we would be staying put for at least another year. We were having a lazy Sunday morning when our agent called asking if the potential buyers from the day before could come through again. After this viewing, they sent us a much more reasonable offer, and one that we couldn't turn down. Now our house was sold conditional on financing and a home inspection. They gave themselves 10 days to waive the conditions and we were sort of secretly hoping they couldn't do it. (Did I mention how much we love our house and our neighbours?)

Anyway, tonight was the home inspection, which our little home passed with flying colours. And shortly afterward, our agent called and said the buyer waived all conditions and firmed up the sale. Hmmm, we are both feeling a little bittersweet. We know we have the skills to make our next house a home and to some extent we are looking forward to it, but we wish we could bring our friends with us.

Looking forward and moving on, Saturday we will start to look at houses that will meet the initial needs of our family, and one we can put our own personal stamp on and make it ours. I am hoping our children, especially our youngest, adjusts well to a new home and a new school.

If you want to see pictures and read more about our little house, you can check it out here.

Wish us luck in our search for home!

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