Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Word

Yes!

the owners have accepted our offer

BUT

It is a short sale. So now the waiting begins. The offer now goes to their bank (s) for approval. This could take months. We will get weekly status updates from their realtor.

It is a 1935 home built for the Methodist church down the road as their rectory. It is all original inside (which we personally love) and just needs the floors to be refinished & fresh paint (well that and a furnace... but that's part of our offer). It has a two car garage, a dry & waterproofed basement (yay!) & a walk up attic that could be finished. So it's perfectly perfect. I have space to have all my workout equipment and Mr F can have his desk completely out of sight (YES!!!) in the basement. There is also a two car garage for our excess outdoor hoarding storage space. It's three bedrooms and has the sweetest little library nook right off the living room which is PERFECT for lining with the kid's toy shelves. It also has original sconces throughout (I know some of you will be jealous of that). And a telephone nook... and an actual entryway with coat closet (haven't had one of those yet!).

AND it's one block down from our old house... and all our old neighbors! Kid is very excited and is clearly put at ease being able to picture exactly where we will live, and exactly what park she will be playing at, and exactly what ice cream shop we'll be walking to.

Hopefully! Fingers crossed! We still need the bank to give it the OK.

Oh, and did I fail to mention it's just about 100K cheaper than the first house we bought in Ann Arbor... 10 years ago. See? That's why we're doing this.

41 comments:

julie said...

This is so exciting! My fingers are crossed that you get things going on this sooner rather than later. It must feel so good to have something positive happen. You guys deserve this.

The sooner you guys are settled back up in AA, the sooner we can get back to talking about food shopping, organic foods, trader joe's & target purchases and dinner ideas;)

Mrs Furious said...

also... the property line guy came to my door yesterday and apologized and gave me a hug. It was crazy. And we have another showing coming up next week. I kind of think the four leaf clover really was good luck.

Gigs said...

It was only a matter of time before something had to give! The house is very cute. And how great to move right back to the same neighborhood. Yea!

Gigs said...

PS: even though property line guy apologized and gave you a hug, I'm still a little bitter on your behalf! ;)

Rah said...

That house is beautiful!!!

Kiki said...

Love, love, love it!!!!! What a charming house, reminds me of something out of Anne of Green Gables....which I LOVE!! So excited, glad, thrilled for you guys-fingers crossed for a quick answer!! XO!

Gypsy Family said...

Yay yay!!! Where is it? So cute!! Now I have ask Mike what a short sale is...

SK said...

OH, it's cute!! I hope it all works out for you! :) (And, I'm with Julie--love those shopping, food, Target, and dinner posts!)

Marilyn said...

What a cute house! Love it! I know that short sales can be drawn out, but I hope this goes smoothly for you. Yay!

Mrs Furious said...

gypsy,
It means the lender has agreed to take less than is owed on the mortgage, to avoid foreclosure and it's added expenses. Typically they'll take 80-90% of the current appraisal value. These poor people still owe 100K over their asking price on it.

Mrs Furious said...

Marilyn,
I hope so too. The last potential buyers ended up walking away before the bank closed on it (which is the good thing.. if something better comes along we are free to walk away and take it). Because of that they now have been assigned a negotiator... so... hopefully it'll only take 2 months instead of 4.


Thanks everyone! It is super cute and has the potential once it's cleaned up to be a really nice house. We feel really good about it.

Liz said...

What a great house! I too am a sucker for older houses especially white ones :)

Marilyn said...

"original scones throughout"

They must be rather stale by now!

Just kidding. I love the house, and I hope for the very best outcome for you and your family.

katieo said...

It looks awesome! :)

HC said...

YESYESYESYESYESYES!!!!!

::happy dance::

The universe is realigning for you guys finally! :)

Mrs Furious said...

Marilyn,
lol
dang it, I hate when something like that slips through. Fixed. Thanks.


Thanks guys! Really excited. I hope it goes through and we find out sooner rather than later!

Kid found another 4 leaf clover today... let's hope it helps!


katieo,
did you watch Oprah? Fantastic. I'm going to go buy the book.

Sunshine said...

Hey Mrs F! So glad that things are headed your way.

Also, I need to email you...or you can email me if you don't want yours out there. (I looked and can't find it? Maybe I'm blind??) Something. LOL.
rcornelius98 at gmail dot com

YEAH!

wootini said...

Wonderful! Love the house - I do hope you guys get it. (Come on, bank)

And I am so jealous of the laundry chute. I've wanted one my whole life!

gooddog said...

yay! Congrats! keeping fingers crossed that it happens quickly on both ends. Is that unfinished attic for hyper-meddling blog readers to stay in a la "flowers in the attic" style? just a joke!

is kid one of those people who can just look at a patch of 4 leaf clovers and find one? I'm not but always wished I was.

Mr Furious said...

It's exciting alright!

Once the bank approves the short sale, we just need to have "lindalou" complete her inspection of the house and sign off on all the paperwork, and we're all set!

--

Holy. Fucking. Bullshit. It is a good thing I was away from the internet this week.

scout0033 said...

that's amazing! Congratulations (fingers are still crossed for luck until its final). Put up pictures when you can! We had a laundry chute at our old house. I used to love throwing barbies attached to "parachutes" down it.

Preppy Mama said...

Oh that's so great! Happy for all of you and keeping my fingers crossed that it all works out sooner than later!

Mrs Furious said...

scout,
Ha! I remember that. Your old house was the first place I ever saw a laundry chute and it made a huge impression on me.

Kellie said...

It is precious! I know you are excited to have that checked off your list! :)

Mrs Furious said...

gooddog,
She just started finding them. Our whole yard is clover so I think that raises the chances quite a bit ;) Her teacher has the eye for them and has been helping her learn how to find them.

Mrs Furious said...

thanks for the well wishes everyone. I am getting really excited!


Kellie,
word.
It makes a huge difference to feel that there is something I'm working towards. I'm MUCH happier, this all seems so much more bearable and temporary. Window shopping online for new furniture, I'll never end up buying, is a pretty good diversion too ;)

Torey said...

YAY!!!!!! I'm so excited for you! It looks super cute, and I hope the bank takes the offer. Why wouldn't they, though? You're fabulous. Just tell the bank that you're a BADASS and they'll surely go for it.


Good luck!

Angie said...

Julie: Did you understand that this is 1 block from me??!! I am so so so happy.

Rebecca said...

It's so cool to go back to a familiar area, and so close to your old house. I'm curious. When you lived there before, did you ever drive by this house and say to yourself..."I wish I had that house". I've never moved back to the same neighborhood, but there are plenty of houses I've said that about. (btw- I've commented on your blog two or three times over the past several years and every time I had to open up a NEW Google account because it didn't remember me...very frustrating...)

I hope things go super quickly, I've been where you are and it's NOT fun.

Smitty said...

Completely awesome! Thrilled for you...

P.S. I love laundry chutes. I don't know why. But I think they're the best feature ever.

Gigs said...

The laundry chute is truly awesome. You realize that your girls will find multiple uses for this and you will probably be finding all kinds of crazy stuff in your laundry room, right?

Mrs Furious said...

Gigs,
yeah.
I'm excited about scaring the shit out of Mr F one day when he's doing laundry.

Loralei said...

First of all, congratulations! I hope the power of the 4 leaf clovers continues for you.

The laundry chute...just beware...out of sight = out of mind. This means that you may discover a pile of laundry that is taller than you. (It happens to me all of the time.)

Mrs Furious said...

Rebecca,
We always thought it was a cute house, it wasn't one we dreamed about because it was on our same busy street. We always wanted to be off of it... but... with the price what it is that road isn't looking so bad anymore ;)

Claire said...

Nooks - laundry chutes - and back stairs get me every time! Love the house - can't wait until you can make it your home! Kid can take care of the four leaf clovers - I'll keep you in my prayers and I think you'll be covered!!!

julie said...

Angie,
Mrs F told me that the other day...I nearly flipped out. Awesome. So maybe our dream of being neighbors will happen after all;)

P.O.M. said...

COngratsssssssss!!
That house is so dreamy. Does kid know the church connection? That will really get her excited. ha ha.

Mrs Furious said...

P.O.M.,
Ha! I haven't told her... she is going to flip out!!! :)
Did you read Mennonite in a Little Black Dress? My friend just sent it to me. It's a memoir.

Jaime said...

a phone nook! That was the coolest part of that whole description I swear. Goooooood luck!!!!!

Mrs Furious said...

Jamie,
I'm going to have to hunt down an old phone so we can put it to use!

Deb said...

And a laundry chute!!! Whooot!!! I love my laundry chute. It sounds so perfect, and you know I'm a freak for lighting, so I'm going to need photos of the sconces once you're in. Congrats on getting through the first step. I hope the bank cooperates!

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