June 13, 2005

House News

A lot can change in a week.

Remember the potential money pit? During the fateful inspection, My Lovely WifeTM ran into a realtor and a couple looking at the house being inspected. When she mentioned our contract, the couple said they (a) were aware the house was under contract, (b) lived just down the street, (c) were about to put their house on the market, and (d) wanted to check out the other houses currently for sale in the neighborhood to help them decide on a price.

My Lovely Wife, being the friendly and talkative soul that she is, got the couple's phone number, "just in case something turns up in the inspection."

Long story short: we sold our house only a few days after we took the sign down to the same buyers who had made an offer on it. And we bought the house from the couple my wife met during the inspection of the first one a few weeks before they put it on the market.

The newer house has everything we were looking for, and reminds us a great deal of our perfect-in-every-way-but-size current house. It has clearly been well-maintained and updated (in line with our tastes, even!) We'll be moving in during the first week of July, so if the postings around here are somewhat sparse, you'll understand why.

Posted by JohnL at June 13, 2005 11:44 PM

Hey, congratulations.

Posted by: owlish at June 14, 2005 08:10 AM

You forgot to mention that your lovely wife is a STAR!!! How excellent for you guys! I told you something good would turn up! YAAAAAY!

I'm thrilled for you. Congratulations!

Posted by: RP at June 14, 2005 09:12 AM


Hey... I thought you were the lawyer - or does that not include negotiatior in Texas? ;)

Good job with the new house - and enjoy it!

Posted by: Lysander at June 14, 2005 04:00 PM

Lysander - my wife's a CPA by training and I usually defer to her completely in money matters. I hate bringing work home with me, so I am usually the less-gifted negotiator on deals at home. I do a killer job at work, though ;-)

Posted by: JohnL at June 14, 2005 04:30 PM


Posted by: Ted at June 14, 2005 04:54 PM

Wonderful news, so happy for you :-)

It's nice when the Universe is in balance, and good things happen to good people. May the trend continue.

Posted by: Alan E Brain at June 14, 2005 08:19 PM
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