Tuesday, May 12, 2009

House Hunting = DONE

We bought a house last night.

It's still sinking in.

It's wonderful.

I don't know how it happened so quickly. At 5pm we walked into a house for a showing, and by 8pm we were under contract.

We had some luck along the way, some circumstances that fell into place just right.

For example, the house was scheduled to be open for viewing Sunday, but the date turned out to be a clerical error. We went to said open house, called the agent, who didn't answer her phone, and left disappointed that we were pretty much stuck with an hour to kill.

She called back yesterday and apologized for the mix-up (someone put the wrong date online) and offered to show the house that evening. It's a good thing--we put in an offer then and there because we've walked through enough houses to know it's not going to get any better than this.

Right after we left the house, she called the owner and he accepted.

This was quite fortunate for us because by the time she got back to the office another offer (which was slightly higher) had been faxed in.

It's got absolutely everything we need; in fact, we were downright stunned by how great the layout is and how little work will be required.

The basement is nicely finished, there's a 2-story fireplace in the living room (which is open to the kitchen and dining room), and the master suite is literally half the size of our entire freaking (admittedly small) existing house.

Pending inspection and all that paperwork, we will officially be residents of Merriam, KS on June 19th.


Now I've just got to figure out what to do with the title of the blog.


Steaming bowl o' Calderone said...

Congrats to you both! Isn't it nice when things go smoothly? I can't wait to experience your cool new grill at the new place.

Harper said...

Just change the preposition from "in" to "from"?

Congrats on the house!

Bull E. Vard said...

Welcome to the neighborhood. The Vard mansion is just east of Merriam. You can now enjoy all the wonders that Johnson Dr. and the city of Mission bring.

Craig said...

African Rodents!


NikkiDooDoo said...


and yes, we need pics.

JJSKCK said...

Thanks to all for the warm wishes.

In order:

-Grilling will definitely happen. A lot.

-A shift in prepositions will be useful in not making everyone update their links. Good call.

-We're looking forward to Greater Northern JoCo. Most of our search has been concentrated in the area bounded by State Line and Quivira and 47th and 75th for proximity reasons, and this fits the bill. I look forward to running into you at Batson or Tipsy's some time.

-I'll try to remember to bring my camera when we go back for inspection Monday.

-If anyone knows anyone who would like a nice-looking, nicely landscaped 2BR/1BA home in central WyCo...geez, I am NOT looking forward to trying to sell that in this market.

m.v. said...

remember that the city's of merriam main source of income is traffic tickets.
congrats on the new place.