September 2009 - Hubs & I get married, leave our slightly ghetto apartment, and move in with a friend in a great townhouse. Living situation is amazing - Hubs is working & going to school, there is no outside maintenance, and I am in charge of cooking, cleaning, etc while still having another person to split the bills with.
Summer 2011 - We think we are maybe, finally, ready to buy a house. We've got basic areas nailed down, know what area we're focusing on - Downingtown and have saved more money than we thought we would! It fits the bill of having a cute downtown area, is home to Victory Brewing, and less than 45 minutes from both sets of parents, while still being less than 30 mins to work! *timebomb* Mom gets sick, house buying is cancelled - there is no way we can shop for a house, move, heck do anything but focus on my Mom.
November 2012 - Not loving the whole roommate situation so much anymore, really not loving the 70 minute drive to and from my dad's house several days a week. Decide we'll make it through Thanksgiving and then hit house hunting with all we've got.
December 1, 2012 - Come home early from a visit with friends because our dream house, in the dream neighborhood, perfect school district, and 35 mins from Dad is on the market - as a short sale - and even in our price range. Okay, we'll figure out the short sale business, understand the basics about the time frame and the waiting process. Time to prep an offer - even though this dream house has god awful carpet, a blue bathtub, shell shaped sink (say that 3 times fast), and some UGLY light fixtures.
December 5, 2012 - Offer is owner accepted, happy dance! Except this is only the beginning. From 12/5/12 to 4/1/13 (that would be 4 months) we responded to and wrote 219 emails, and bent over backwards to adhere to a 24 hour response time for everything the short sale bank requested.
April 4, 2013 - Holy crap, we've got everything signed. That giant PDF is the acknowledgement to our agreement of sale! Time to schedule (quickly) our inspections and chose a closing date that works for the 8 people that need to be there. Inspections are scheduled within 8 days, we are comfortable with what we find, and are all in. Closing date set for (today) May 17, 2013 - the perfect house will be ours.
|dream backyard - fenced for the future puppy!|
I'll leave this the same way I called out to the Facebook world for help. If you're the prayer type, could you please pray that this works out? A house of our own, somewhere to make new (happy) family memories, is what my heart needs right now.
P.S. - if you tell me that my Mom is looking out for me and that everything will work how it is supposed to, I might smack you. Regardless if that is the truth, this Saturday (5/25) is her birthday and I had this crazy plan to plant a tree in her honor at our new house. Cue, tears.