We bought a house last night.
It's still sinking in.
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.