Sunday, July 12, 2009

Can't Stay Here

This weekend was filled with activities, none of which could really take place at home because we had multiple showings both days as well as an inspection on Saturday morning at 8am.

I foolishly thought once we had a fully signed purchase agreement, the showings would stop, but instead we needed to get through the inspection and even then didn't cancel the ones that were setup beforehand. I was amazed at the number of people who would go to see a house that is known to have an agreement pending. But I guess it was good to cover our bases, even if it did kill our ability to be at home during either Saturday or Sunday morning/afternoon.

So what did we do with all that free time? Well, spent a morning having breakfast with my parents, went to see The Hangover (somewhat funny, but not as consistently as other movies of the crass-humor genre), did some shopping, worked on annual reviews for work, etc.

Oh, and we bought a house. Or at least agreed to buy one in January when they finish building it for us. Next Saturday will be filled with design center activities, while they try to make back all of the incentive money we negotiated, and we try to resist the level 7 carpet upgrades. To show how this is likely to go, we just agreed to a price on Saturday and today were already back adding recessed lighting to the family room. Linzy insists we will hold to our budget, but we will see.

The house will be just a few miles down the road, so in the same general area. We're quite excited about having a brand-new house where we pick out everything, and I feel like we got a pretty good deal. We'll have four months completely debt free and then it will be back on the treadmill.

1 comment:

McBrideFarm said...

Hooray for buying a house! I can't wait to see it.