Tuesday, January 13, 2009

SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!

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!

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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!!!"

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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!

30 comments:

Amanda D said...

That's so great! Congrats!

jessica said...

I'm happy dancing for you! There are few things more stressful than selling a house, especially in this market...

Yay for you!

Becca said...

congrats. That's great news

Ilene said...

Full asking price?! CONGRATS!

I would be holding a happy parade in addition to a dance.

It is a lovely home, by the way. I love all those Oregon greens. Makes me miss it.

Erika said...

This is so fantastic!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Wow. I'm floored with how smoothly & cleanly everything worked out! "Relocation" you lucky duck!

Don't get over-excited, but if I have time, I want to sew you a rice-pillow. Email me your home address and I'll see if I can pull it off :-)
xxoo

Don said...

This really is exciting news. Congratulations!

calibosmom said...

WOO HOO! I think I heard the weights drop from your shoulders all the way over here in New Hampshire! Congrats!

Malia said...

Hooray!!!! I'm so happy for you guys!!! Love you!

Amanda said...

Congrats! What a relief! I have 2 family members currently trying to sell their homes and they're getting very little interest, let alone offers!

Kristi said...

Hooray! I bet a weight has been lifted in your family - Congratulations!

Siouxsie said...

I was just think about your home ownership status as I heard about some friends who moved away from our area over a year ago and still own their house here. Not fun, as you know. Unfortunately they dove in and bought another house so they have 2 full mortgage commitments. Ack!! Needless to say (even though I'm going to say it), we are SOOOOO thrilled that you guys have this resolved with such an incredible positive ending. Wow! I'm so excited for you to be able to move out to your new home and look forward to hearing how that goes. :-)

Pineapple Princess/Shauna said...

It is refreshing to read something positive going on in the real estate market. Congratulations!

tutu lady said...

Oh Boy! Talk about prayers answered. I've been nagging, really, in my prayers for you. I'm so pleased, It's just what you deserve. Love yo'll

Bridget said...

Wow, that is so exciting!! Huge congrats to you. You must be so relieved!!

Darilyn said...

I'm so happy for you. This has been such a wait for your family. It's hard to believe it has finally happened.

Melissa-Mc said...

Congrats! What a blessing in this market that it sold. I've been seen houses that have been on the market for years.

Dustin and Camila said...

CONGRATS GUYS!!!!! I'm so happy for you both. I can imagine what a nervous wreck I'd be in your shoes and I'm glad your wait and uncertainty is over. Hugs to you all! Tell the girls hello from Dustin and Camila.

Becca said...

yes Mahina, we must have a nakey in our family but not everyone knows that. You are one of the priviledged few

Rachel's Roost said...

Yea! Congrats!

Lauren in GA said...

Yay! Yay! Yay!!! And full asking price!!!!????? Fabulous!!

ericandjanine said...

Congrats on selling! Patience pays off! At least that's what I've heard. We had some great game nights in that house!! Can't wait to play in your "new house"!

Michal said...

hurray for answered prayers! i'm so happy that you're going to have your new baby without this hanging over you.

Katie Smith said...

HOORAY!!! That is such great news. You must feel such an overwhelming sense of relief right now!

To answer your questions, I have 6 weeks left. That's until I hit 38 weeks which my Doctor will not let me go past...if I make it that long. Here's to hoping that your baby comes early again!! Wouldn't that be nice? They say twins rarely make it to 38 weeks, but based on Jack's 10-day last fiasco I'm pretty much expecting to go "full-term." Ugh.

Congrats again!

Rachael said...

Someone just asked me about that today. I'm SOOOO happy for you.

hoalawman said...

Someone is living right my dad always used to say. I believe it!
Let me know if you need any help designing the new house, it helps me stay awake in Sac Mtg!

Sarah said...

Congrats!! How exciting!

Danielle said...

congrats!!! and a full price offer is awesome. you guys must have been sending soem pretty powerful prayers.

Sara said...

Congrats! This is a little miracle, just for you guys. Good luck getting your land and with your new house!

Grace said...

glad to hear it FINALLY sold for you guys. Especially at the price you were wanting. :)

Tonya said...

That is definately good cause for a happy dance!!!