we thought this day would never come! but it is here and we are doing a happy dance in albuquerque!
it's almost surreal because the transaction has happened so fast and we've been waiting so long for this to happen. we were beginning to think we would never sell our home, but now that it has happened it almost doesn't feel real!
on saturday about midnight, we got an email from our realtor that we had a second showing earlier that day. on sunday morning, while at church, we received an email telling us we had an offer forthcoming. yesterday afternoon, we got the offer and were floored when we saw it was for full asking price, something that is unheard of in this market. in fact, our realtor has told us that many buyers are very cruel in their offers simply because they can be in this terrible market! we were expecting at least $20,000-40,000 below asking price (that happened to us back in september. obviously, we didn't sell to them!), so we had prepared ourselves for just that! wow! we didn't expect a full price offer! today, we signed the papers and tomorrow we will no longer be homeowners and we will have a big, fat equity check deposited in our little bank account!
from homeowners to non-homeowners in the space of 4 days! amazing! you're probably wondering how we could do it so fast?! it's a wonderful thing called "relocation"! when we got the offer, the relocation company from mitch's work bought the house from us and now they will be finishing up with the inspections and closing, etc. and we are free and clear of all that hassle! can i just say, "i love relocation!!!"
we feel so blessed right now! it is more than we could have expected!
now, if mitch can keep his job, then we can buy the land we picked out and start building our new house! i'm giddy with excitement!