Sunday, February 04, 2007
House: Pending Inspection
Yep, that's right. I accepted an offer above our asking price, with us paying closing costs (which they added to the asking price, which is why they offered above our offer, but details details...)
Then we offered the second party a back-offer which they can accept, but it doesn't obligate them to actually buy the house if they find something in between. They may or may not accept, my realtor, who I now luff so very much, said it's 50-50, but that she's done tons of back up offers that actually close.
If I want to be petty, I can tell the neighbors I sold my house over the asking price, but then that would just give them faith in their overpriced homes, none of which have sold yet.
Interestingly enough, the one other ReMax home in our neighborhood, a rambler, sold within a month as well, and it was priced correctly. (Yes, I went to the website and viewed what homes in our neighborhood were actually selling at for the past few months, because I want my house to actually sell.)
Now, I know that it's not sold til everything's signed, but I'm sure the appraisal will go fine, and I'm sure there won't be anything major in the inspection. But to be smart, I'm not calling up utilities and such until after the inspection because you never do know what surprises might pop up and bite you. Maybe none, maybe one, but I know enough not to go packing and leave before the inspection is done.
Hubby McRed is over the moon. Now he knows he'll see us, and that for real, we're going down there.
I'm over the moon too.
Ironically, and this will make you laugh...
The ORIGINAL people who put an offer on the house, the one I countered, called my realtor and told her they'd be getting back to her today and were still thinking about it.
There's a reason that there is a deadline on offers people.
So wish me luck and that the appraisal and inspection goes well!
We're off to Colorado. We're off to Colorado.
Now I have to help my daughter deal. She's moved too much as it is /sigh. But that's what happens when you are rootless, I suppose.