Monday, January 16, 2012

Hurry up and Wait

I feel like this is the month for waiting. We got our offer on the 2nd which feels like an eternity ago! The inspection was done last Monday, the 9th.

The buyers were to communicate anything they wanted us to do from the inspection no later than Thursday. We didn't hear a peep. Our realtor assumed that means everything went very well with the inspection. I'm going with her on this, for now.

They turned around and scheduled the appraisal right away. It was completed last Thursday, the 12th. We know everything is tight in this market. Our buyers have an FHA loan which means the appraisal has to come back at the purchase price or above. Our realtor asked him to give her a heads up if we had any issues with value. We didn't hear a peep.

I was a nervous ball of stress last week. I was so glad to get those 2 pieces banged out quickly. So...

Last week I was so excited. We didn't hear anything negative so our realtor assumed all was well. But as the weekend went on I started to worry. Here I go worrying again. Why didn't we hear ANYTHING? So I emailed our realtor this morning to make sure everything was OK. She said that she assumes no news is good news. But she did try to contact the other realtor and appraiser today, just to make sure. I haven't heard anything back yet.

So, I hurry up and wait!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Stress - For Real!

I have been holding out. I didn't want to jinx anything. And I still don't but I need to write about what's going on in the Hoppy house!

We.Sold.Our.House! After being on the market for 14 days! To say we are excited is an understatement. I was so nervous to try and didn't have high hopes. But over the holiday weekends we were pleasantly surprised by the number and showings. And the GREAT feedback.

I am so thankful that the showing process went quickly. What a pain is the butt. 2 weekends in a row we were out of town. And both Sundays we ended up displaced with a car full of stuff, 2 dogs and 2 very tired people. It was worth it!

Don't get me wrong. This could all go South. We have the inspection tonight and I'm waiting to find out when the appraisal will be. We accepted a full asking price offer so we need the appraisal to go well!

Closing is estimated for the 31st. So... We are desperately trying to find somewhere to live. In Denver. With 3 pets. That is affordable yet in a great neighborhood. To say I am stressed is an understatement. I never expected this to all go so quickly! I'm not prepared.

But we are very, very excited. I feel like 2012 is starting off the right way. New beginnings!