Friday, June 19, 2009

Finally!

Well, I'm happy to announce that we finally FINALLY have a signed contract with Mr. Howell!

As I told you the other day, this deal has been like a roller coaster and today was no different. We got word this morning that the selling broker would be meeting with Mr. Howell and hopefully getting the contract signed. I wasn't holding my breath as I've been disappointed so many times--but I drove past the house as I was picking the kids up from camp and saw that her car was there--so I was hopeful.

Then a friend and I met up with the kids for lunch after camp and my realtor showed up (don't know how he tracked me down!) at the restaurant waving the contract.

But after a quick look through it, we soon realized it hadn't actually been signed, only initialed.

So he had to run off and find the listing broker, then go back to the house and really get it signed!
I said to him that based on the way this whole deal has gone down, it's really no surprise!

But anyway, it is signed and we are very excited! We do, however, still need to deal with our current house (we dropped the contingency) and our current plan is to rent it for awhile and sell it later when (hopefully) the market has rebounded. So renting vibes are appreciated now!

Although we will very busy in the next couple of months preparing for the move and planning for some cosmetic things we will have to do to the new house--I feel a huge sense of relief!

So...cheers!!



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25 comments:

Missy said...

YAY!!!!! Congratulations! That sounds just like something Mr. Howell would do - initial it! AGH!
Sending renting vibes your way now!!!!!

Kristin said...

YIPPEE! Great news.

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Congrats!!
Sending renting vibes to you!

The Townhouselady said...

I am SO happy for you and your family!

Pour yourself a tasty drink and celebrate!!

Ronda's Rants said...

Congratulations...I can't wait to see pictures! I am serious...I feel like I am emotionally invested in this house too! :)

Ronda's Rants said...

And...I will have what you're having...

Allison said...

Wooohooo! Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

(((((renting vibes))))))

Jennifer said...

Woo double hoo!! That's wonderful news Jen. Can't wait to see some new house pics! =)

Have a great weekend!

CaraBee said...

Yay!! What wonderful news!!

Jane In The Jungle said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!

Heather said...

YAY!!!
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So, so, SOOO happy to finally read this good news! :D

Jessica said...

Awesome!!! :D

Rebecca Jo said...

BIG CHEERS!!!!

Susie said...

Congratulations! I know it was such a HUGE ordeal and I am glad that it is done:-)

steenky bee said...

Woot!!

Ruth said...

HOORAY!!!!! I am so happy for you!!

Heather of the EO said...

Such good news!! I'm so happy for you!

Love the picture! Such excitement.

Raising a Happy Child said...

Yay - congratulations!!! Good luck renting your current house!

noble pig said...

Jen finally! That's so great. We lef our house empty and figured we'd sell it when the market improves. I can't even deal with a renter at this point. I am so happy you finally agreed upon it!

Jen said...

Yippee!

Becky said...

Oh yay!~ I can't wait to see pictures of the new place!!!

mrsmouthy said...

That's awesome! I had no idea you were still going through the buying process. That's a long time to hold your breath!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

WOOHOO!! I am SO happy for you. Good luck moving & renting the house!

Z's Mom said...

Congratulations!!!!

Shannon said...

I'm late to this party... but I'm here now to offer my WOO HOO!

So happy for you guys!