We went on a little trip last weekend to
Props to my Mom for taking my children. She was great. Activities every day, the park 3 times, planting flowers for me and painting pots.
She knows them on a whole new level now. I was glad to hear they drove her crazy in the same ways they drive me crazy- running away at the store, asking why 20 times, stripping naked right before we leave the house. I’ve heard kids only misbehave with people they’re comfortable around. They sure love her!
Our trip to
We looked at 11 of them. And then we picked just one. Then we made an offer. And the sellers made a counter offer.
The next morning, I talked to an acquaintance in the ward there. Turns out she knows a member who lives on that street. Who is good friends with the owner. And they got 2 offers that day. Eeek!
I saw my house slipping away. I told her to tell the sellers we LOVE the house. And we have two adorable kids. And we have a good job and will definitely not back out of the offer.
Gulp. The next 12 hours, as we made negotiations back and forth, I was sure we were going to lose out to some other moneybags who could meet all their demands.
But we didn’t. We got the house! Hurray! We are so grateful. For prayer, for our realtor’s help, and for the savings we kept over the last 2 years to buy the house. And for the Mormon Mafia.
So next time you’re looking for a house. Find people in that neighborhood. If you can’t, go introduce yourself to the neighbors and chit chat and get info, and make a good impression. It just might come in handy.
What? You want to see the house? Ok! Ok!
It's in Avon, Indiana. Open play area upstairs. Big Kitchen. 3 car garage. Office Downstairs. Big Yard. Laminate throughout. I’m so excited!
Now……who wants to come visit?