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Accepted offer

May 2nd, 2017 at 07:51 pm

Our offer was accepted on the house. I am very excited. It's a bit surreal. So did we compromise? A LOT. Was it worth it? I hope so. Am I happy? Yes. Nothing in life is perfect. We just have to make the best decision we can with the information at hand.

Last week we made an offer on another home for the exact same price. This week it was accepted on a much smaller home. How much smaller? The house last week was 3500 sq ft with every detail we wanted in a house. 4 bedrooms, playroom, den, 3 car garage, small yard and relatively new 2004. But the house we bought? Amazing location, 2040 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 1966 built, and great yard and deck. Truthfully?

We compromised on the house. The house is a little bigger than what we live in. It lacks a lot of what we wanted including the fourth bedroom and or den. We have a flex space that can be a playroom for the kids. We have to renovate the downstairs and fix the windows, ceiling, and walls. But I love the character. Maybe it's a mistake.

But the plan is to live in the neighborhood we love and watch for the right house to pop up. We were looking at rentals anyway in this location and this popped up. So we decided to jump on it.

Cross your fingers it closes cleanly.

6 Responses to “Accepted offer”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    Wow, this is big news! Congrats to you. I will keep my fingers crossed, too.

  2. alice4now Says:

    Good luck with the transaction! Location is a huge draw for me, too.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Congratulations! Home character can be really nice, as is location. And it sounds like you are getting more space than your current rental. The bills to heat and cool a smaller home will be better than a 3500 sq ft home. I live in 2400 sq ft and it's big to clean, so I personally wouldn't even want 3500 sq ft.

    Best wishes to you for a clean closing!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I think character wins out over square footage every time! Space is what you do with it. A huge house can be a liability, as CCF says, too much to clean and heat!

  5. MonkeyMama Says:


    I suppose it depends on you, but I am guessing you'd tire of 3500 square feet.

  6. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    Congrats! Fingers crossed everything closes smoothly.

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