Aug 8, 2007

What A Day!!

In addition to cleaning up the mess after the flood, I had a second showing at the little brick bungalow house. It was kinda good that it had rained so much because then I could see how wet the basement at that house got. Much to my surprise, there wasn't much water in it at all. S and I throughly checked faucets, toilets, AC, dishwasher, stove, lights, etc. We checked the attic for leakage (no leaks!). I looked at the circuit box and outlets.

Guess what? I made an offer!!! The seller has until 5:30pm today to accept/deny or counter the offer. Since the house has been on the market for almost a year, my realtor suggested I make a low offer with contingencies to fix everything that we found that needed repairs. Her boss suggested the seller offer up a home warranty. The offer also asked for a bunch of personal property that's in the house. All negotiating tools.

Surprisingly, I slept pretty well last night. Well, except for the aches and pains associated with the "clean up."


Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I so hope you get your bungalow! Thinking good thoughts!

Marita said...

Crossing fingers that you get the house. No leaks after a big rainstorm sounds like a really really good thing.

Kathryn said...

Hooray! Hooray for you! I KNOW how nerve wracking waiting and negotiating can be, but the thought of leaving the "neighbors" should more than make up for that. Yes, it is best to see a house in its WORST condition and still like it. I wish I was close enough to help you move into your new home.

Jenna said...

Oh my goodness, you poor gal! You went through a lot yesterday, but it sounds like the bungalow is in good shape after all of that rain, so it has to have been worth it in the end. After all, how many people get that kind of opportunity to check out how well a place holds up before they place an offer? I'm glad you made the offer like you did. Your realtor knows his or her stuff!