Thursday, April 29, 2010

SOLD

So after lots of frustration and multiple offers on other houses that fell through for one reason or another we have finally bought a home. Phewww!!!
We spent all day yesterday looking at homes trying to take notes on each one so we could make sure we remembered which was which. Our realtor called a builder here in our community to find out what they already had built and those that would be finished in the next two months. We took a detour in the late morning to check out what they had. We had a hard time keeping everything straight. We liked a few but had lots of questions. We then looked at what was left on our list and broke for lunch. After a series of phone calls back and forth between our realtor and the realtor for the builder about different things the their realtor called us back and told us there was one more home that she forgot to show us. We headed on over and met her at a new home that was probably about 80% finished. We walked in the front door and I knew this was the house. We walked through it and the feeling just got stronger. (Thank goodness Ronny was feeling the same way!) We asked about how much it would cost to finish the family room in the basement and to add granite counter tops, and how much they were willing to negotiate on the price.
After everything we went home and prayed about it. We both felt that this was the house for us. So we headed over to the sales office and were pleasantly surprised when their lender was offering 8,000 in closing costs and gave our realtor a raise on his commission as well. Our realtor called us this morning and told us our offer was accepted by the builder and that everything would be finished up between now and June 30 so we qualify for the federal tax credit as well yippee! We are scheduled to pick out paint, carpet, and granite colors on Monday.

Oh and yes, those are snowflakes in the picture. Utah weather!!!! Snow on April 29th, spring where are you????

7 comments:

aj said...

How exciting! We can't wait to hear more about your new home.

Kirbell said...

Yaaaaayyyy!! A house for the Bjarnasons. I'm so happy for you!

Sants said...

Yay! Super cute house! I love the porch! I can hardly wait to see more about it. I need a house plan ... right away please :)

Cami said...

Yahoo!! I'm so excited for you guys. Finally a place to call your own.

Lauri said...

Nice pick! I'm loving that porch!

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the new house! That is very exciting. And I agree about the snow in April. Yuck.

Stacey said...

You did it! Congrats! Looks really nice.