Dave and I have been house hunting for almost a whole year now. We've seen a lot of beautiful houses and a lot of trashed houses, on big lots and small lots, but nothing felt right.
In September we finally found a house that was pretty great. It was a rambler with 4 bedrooms, the main floor front room and family room that I wanted, a good sized kitchen, huge storage room, etc. The price was right and the location was perfect! So we made an offer -- full price with seller paying closing costs. This house had been on the market for two months already and they recently dropped the price which had brought us looking. The family countered our offer and basically refused to pay closing costs. Dave and I prayed and pondered over what to do next and in the end we decided to walk away. It was kind of sad making that decision but we really needed the closing costs, and besides it would be too hard for me to pack up our house at this stage in my pregnancy.
Last Saturday we took a leisurely drive around the city and found a new development in another perfect location with houses that will suit our family for years to come. Monday we talked to the builder and put down the earnest money. It will take six months for our home to be ready which I thought was great. Plenty of time to get the twins here and our house packed and sold. But no. Dave worked with the builder to ready the contract and put in the contingency to sell our home. And it has to be sold in 60 days!
So, I'm 33 weeks pregnant, really could go into labor at any time, Dave's been working late hours this week, and I have to get our house listed by mid next week -- and don't forget my crazy 17 month old who wants to help but isn't always so helpful. The timing couldn't be worse. But, more than any other home we've looked at, we feel like this is the right home for us. I know it will all work out. I just hope it doesn't send me to the hospital because I don't have the time right now.
If you or anyone you know are looking for a 3 bedroom/2.5 bath town house please send them my way. Thanks!