February 06, 2006

Movin' on up

Actual house not picturedSweet sassy-molassey, we're buying a house! Well, it's not definite yet, but our bid was accepted on Saturday. It's a charming (small), historic (old) house in a close-knit neighborhood (no land). We love it. I picked up some champagne once we got the news, and we spent the day celebrating.

Celebrating in Style
Celebrate good times

As you can see, we're really excited, and not nervous at all about scraping together all our money -- every savings account, paycheck, and every gift from birthdays, communion, bar mitzvah (I knew converting at 12 was a good idea), graduations, wedding, and other wedding -- to come up with a down payment. Lucky for us, I'll be able to sell some more of my blood in two weeks, which should give us enough for the down payment just in time for closing.

Oh, in case our prospective seller happens upon this site: I'm just kidding, we have plenty of money. The nice man from Nigeria will be transferring it next week, once my check clears.

Legal Notice: By reading this sentence you agree to help us move.

Update 2/15/06: We're now in contract with the seller, so while there's still some financial hoops to jump through, the purchase is looking good.

Update 3/02/06: Suddenly things aren't looking so good. I won't go into details, but basically the bank is not cooperating as we had hoped -- something about a bank error in my favor a few years back that they're still bitter about -- so this may not happen after all. I'm still optimistic, though.

Posted by Kevin at February 6, 2006 11:00 PM

Congratulations!! Amy sent me pictures and the house is gorgeous. We'll invite ourselves over after you've settled in, or at least after you have all the heavy stuff moved.

Posted by: angie at February 7, 2006 09:41 AM

This post ties in nicely with your last post since the house was listed on Craigslist! See, you can find anything you need on there! It's a shame that they weren't giving it away for free, though...

Posted by: Amy at February 7, 2006 12:22 PM

Congratulations Kevin and Amy!!! You've inspired me to buy a house too. Can we be neighbors?

Posted by: B at February 10, 2006 02:22 PM
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