Thursday, March 15, 2012

Adventures in Home Ownership: A Sign

If you a reader of my blog, you know that my husband and I recently purchased a second home in San José. A home that is our home.

After doing so we needed to make a really big decision. We needed to decide what we would do with our pretty little house in Turlock.

After several phone consultations, two in-person consultations, hours of internet searching, months of candid conversation, and one important phone call to my mortgage company, we decided it was best if we sell the pretty little Turlock house.

I immediately went to the awesome REALTOR® who helped me buy this pretty little house. He had our house listed within less than a week of our phone call to him. Less than an hour after being posted on MLS, people were making appointments to tour our home. Over the course of the next 24 hours we had far more than a dozen couples, families, individuals and their prospective  REALTORS® looking at our home. Within 48 hours, we had at least two offers. Within three days, we had a dozen offers, four of which we countered. Now, we need to be patient and let the process continue as we anxiously await the next steps.

The process has been a whirlwind so far. And I feel truly blessed that everything seems to have worked so smoothly thus far. But, honestly, none of it seemed very real. Until today.... when there was a clear sign of the times to come. A sign that my pretty little house would soon no longer be mine.

A "For Sale" sign doesn't seem like much, but it certainly hit me hard. Don't get me wrong, I am extremely excited about our big move into our new home. But, I would be lying if I said that the process was easy. I would be lying to myself if I didn't admit that selling our pretty little Turlock house, my pretty little house – the house I worked so hard to buy, makes me a little bit sad.

On a happier note, today I signed the agreement to our counter offer. The next step is submitting everything to the mortgage company and hope all goes well. Keep your fingers crossed for us! 

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