Monday, March 26, 2007

Keeping Our Fingers Crossed

Day Three in the Husker Home Search has dawned with quite encouraging news. Monkey and I made an offer on a lovely 1940 Tudor in a great neighborhood yesterday morning. That offer was reportedly accepted this morning! However, the house that we wish to purchase has a "contingency offer" on it already. The explanation of this sort of offer is both simple and complicated (which, I am discovering, is how everything involved in real estate is), but I think the bottom line is that someone else has made an offer on the house we want, contingent on them selling their own house. So, now, it seems that the other buyers have until tomorrow evening to buy or not. Our realtor was pretty certain that that was not going to happen, but, Monkey and I are not getting too excited until it is a done deal.

As a matter of fact, we are off this morning to look at a few more homes. I will keep you posted.


Anonymous said...

Wow, this is very promising! We're keeping our fingers crossed for you too. Keep us posted.



Magdalene said...

Good luck! House buying is SOOOO stressful! But just be glad you're not doing it in England where the acceptance of an offer is not binding and the seller can accept another offer after yours and you can't do a thing about it! (Plus the fact that the buyer pays for the searches/surveys on each house they are interested in, which means that you can shell out over £100 each time and find out that the house is not structurally sound and lose your money to add insult to injury!)

Sending good-house-buying vibes your way....