Earlier this week I said I wanted an offer. A real offer. Not that half-ass one we were begrudgingly entertaining from the same guy who had been pussy-footin’ around with us for the last month.
Well yesterday we finally got that real offer, and it was a good one. It’s a full $4,000 over what the other guy was offering, and without all the little hang-ups.
Needless to say, Heather and I were able to come to a quick agreement on a final price and contract with this second party and signed the papers last night. We have sold our house.
But the Great McKillip Move doesn’t stop there. Now we have to find a new place to live. We’ve been keeping track of what is available in our price range and size so we have a head start on our searching. In fact, Heather will be going out with our agent this Friday to look at homes to preview them before she and I go out together to look at the serious contenders this weekend.
The tentative closing date for the sale of our old house is set for July 30, so we have a little less than seven weeks to find a place, make a bid, and get a contract. It might be tight, but I think it can be done.
As for the sale of our current home, I am happy with things so far. After lowering our asking price and re-adjusting our expectations, we are getting the amount of money for our home that Heather and I hoped for. So no problems there. My only reservation is that the party purchasing our home is doing so through a VA loan. I don’t think it should really matter for our sale. It’s just that I thought I remember hearing or reading in the past that selling to someone with a VA or FHA loan can be difficult for the seller. I don’t know. I hope I am wrong.
So Heather is excited that the house is under contract, I’m reserving the right to be excited until after we’ve got a new house under contract, and we don’t have to vacuum the house every other day any more. One stressor agent down, five more to go.