Friday, March 11, 2005

Unbelievable

Less than one week on the market... and we have accepted an offer. We wound up with an offer $3000 less than our initial price, but well within our appraised range.... closer to the upper end than the lower. The one drawback is that we are agreeing to vacate by April 15, about a month earlier than I'd really like to. It will be interesting to see where we end up for the last 6 weeks before we head to CA. It is quite possible it will be a 3BR apartment.... won't that be interesting with a dog??? I've not done apartment life with a dog before, only houses with fenced yards.

The nice thing is that we will have closed before we move and will have the $$ in hand for first and last month's rent on a house in CA. We want to go out at the end of April and look for a place.... closing in the middle of April will be a big help.

Sure will be nice not having to worry about the house being in showing condition at all times. But I still hope we can keep it from getting super messy again.

OH! Before I forget... my hubby will be featured in Parade Magazine (the Sunday paper insert) this weekend. It is the annual "What People Earn" issue. He is supposed to be on the cover... I don't know if the cover is the same nationwide or if they change it for different regions. And I don't know whether it is the main picture or one of the smaller pictures on the cover. He was interviewed and photographed for an article for the local paper this week as well, once they found out there was a local person on the cover. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

6 comments:

Carrie said...

Karen,
Congrats! Amazing that it happened so quickly. Hope you find something temporary that won't cause too much turmoil!

kimbofo said...

Congrats on the sale. But I don't envy you having to move. In the past I've had to move between towns, states and even hemispheres, and no matter how many times I've done it, it just never gets easier. Good luck!

By the way, I got here via Michele's meet&greet comment game.

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Ms Pigsley said...

How lucky to have an offer so quick. We had our house on the market last spring and never did get an offer. We are trying again next month.

Post a pic of the cover of the mag if you can. I'll make sure I try to get a Sunday paper tomorrow. How cool!

Thumper said...

Kudos on gettin an offer...it's too bad they want you out so soon though. I hope you can get an apartment for just 6 weeks or so. We're stuck in this one until November. I love the apartment, but as soon as we can, we're moving. The noise in unbearable...

You should be getting here at a really good time to rent a house, if renting is what you want. I think that's what we're gonna do.

And I can't wait to get the Parade tomorrow! This is so cool!

kym said...

Yay! This is the first time I can post in many days!

CONGRATULATIONS!

another lisa said...

we have a large family too...one time when we moved we were able to get the place where we were moving to allow us to move a huge amount of stuff in before closing date (I think we paid maybe $200 in "rent") but they didn't mind cause they were out by that date anyway... and then we took off for a holiday... any chance you can do something like that? it was cheaper to stay in a hotel than renting an apartment for a month... and our dog/cats went to stay with friends...

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