Wait a minute – didn’t we already hear about this guy moving like three months ago???
Yes, yes – you mostly certainly did, but I guess you could kind of say that back when I was writing about my wife and I buying our new house, at that point you hadn’t really heard all of the story…
What I failed to share at the time was actually everything leading up to the actual move in itself – you know, all of the zany parts where we sat waiting on pins and needles for mortgage people to reply or waiting to find out if the inspector found an extra-large family of rats living in the attic or something! Truth be told, I did do a fair amount of writing about that whole process as well because I thought that it was worth writing about – I just wasn’t able to share it at the time because we hadn’t given notice to our landlord yet and should the deal have fallen through, we didn’t want to further complicate things by being out on the street should he chance to read about our extracurricular house hunting activities on the Internet!
But thankfully all of that is far behind us now, we’ve been living in our new house for a while, and I thought before we close the year out that I should probably get around to finally posting all of that stuff so that it doesn’t follow me into 2013 via my WordPress drafts folder! Needless to say, it was a very roller-coastery time – lots of ups and downs, and even more in the middles where we sat on the edge of our seats waiting for the next step to finally happen. In retrospect after talking to many other people who’ve tried to buy recently, I think we got extraordinarily lucky, in that our purchase literally took 45 days from first seeing the house until we closed on the sale. Hell, our new next door neighbors had apparently just moved in a month or two before us and they’d been working on a short sale for something like 7 months!
As we head into Thanksgiving this week, there’s no doubt that the simple fact that we were able to pull this off in such a short turnaround time with realistically very little push back is something that I’m certainly thankful for, and of course, I’m also very much looking forward to getting to decorate the new house with Christmas lights here at the end of the week, too!