Morning Update

Posted 18 Oct 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category house stuffs

Our Realtor delivered our counter-counter offer yesterday evening, and then called the seller to be sure he had received it. He had, and she said he sounded very positive about it. He also said his wife wasn’t home from work until later in the evening so he would either get back to us that night or this morning. I guess it’ll be this morning!

He had also said another couple was interested in doing another walk through of the house, and he let them know they were entertaining an offer, but were more than welcome to look at it again. Then, after he let our Realtor know about that, apparently the other couple decided not to look at it again since they wouldn’t be able to put in an offer fast enough to compete with ours (THANK GOD). So he actually called our Realtor back to let her know it’s just us up to bat! He wasn’t even going to try to use that against us.

(My phone rang while I was typing this and I FREAKED OUT thinking it was our Realtor, but it was our insurance dude. Oh well. It was nice talking to him anyway – our auto policy decreased in price! That’s good news.)

So…yeah. We wait some more. I took the liberty of buying a Powerball ticket this morning, cause I figured if we do manage to have an accepted offer on this house, hell will have indeed frozen over and winning the lotto won’t seem so impossible. :)

And for another tease – this is the finished basement in the house. Note the room in the back with the glass door, perfect for the hubs’ drum plans.

Mid-day update

Posted 17 Oct 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category house stuffs

It is currently 3:15pm.

We received our first counter offer (yay! furthest we’ve gotten in the house buying process!) around 11am. The hubs and I sent off our counteroffer to our Realtor around 1:30pm, and she’ll be faxing it and calling the sellers around 5pm.


And as a teaser…this is a picture of the living room.

Offer remorse IS a real thing!

Posted 17 Oct 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category house stuffs

It’s funny, our Realtor said this kind of thing happens, no matter how much you like a house, but that you’ll always start to second guess yourself when you have an offer in. The hubs and I are apparently sufferers of the same.

So, yes, we DID put an offer on the house last night. Then we went to the hubs’ folks house and ate some of their food (since we have none and don’t get paid until tomorrow) and then decided to drive by the house.

A few things we didn’t really realize when we looked at the house the first time are as follows:

1) The house is nearly kitty-corner to a High School. This is one of the bigger high schools in Minneapolis. And we’re not talking prep school either. It’s a little, shall we say, inner city. Friday nights during the fall will include bumper to bumper cars parked in front of “our” house for football games, and people EVERYWHERE. Not too big of a deal, I guess. Summers will be more quiet, at least.

2) We didn’t drive through the alley when we looked at the house. Turns out, the garage on “our” house is one of only a handful that DIDN’T have graffiti (evidence of old or new) on the garage. That kind of sucks. I mean graffiti happens in uptown all the time, but not on my property. It worries me slightly. I mean, the house is great and overall the neighborhood is nice, but it’s not the white picket fence variety of all the neighbors being friends and whatnot that I had initially and irrationally imagined.

I guess it comes down to this. The hubs and I plan on, should we get this house, having a security system installed pretty quickly. I don’t think anyone’s going to rob us so much…I’ll just feel better knowing we have one. :) I still love the house, regardless of it’s surroundings – and I think that’s all that matters. I just won’t be walking around at 2am by myself. Not that I was planning on it…

So, here we are then…9:15am…and just waiting to hear what they say. This being our FOURTH offer (our Realtor reminded us of one we wrote up and never even got to deliver on a house in February) – we might actually get to experience what a counter-offer is like. Weird!

Here we go again.

Posted 16 Oct 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category house stuffs

Because I need to tell someone, and I swore not to tell anyone because we might jinx it – what better way to clear my head than inadvertently telling the whole world? We found another house. And we’re hopefully going to make an offer on it today, barring any unforeseen circumstances. This one is a goodie. The only thing it’s lacking is a dishwasher, which may or may not be able to be added at a later date. But the house is so freaking cute! Three bedrooms, 1 3/4 bathrooms, finished basement, fireplace, central air! And just a couple blocks from the light rail! Okay…I need to calm down. I feel like I’m setting myself up for disaster yet again.

In any case, I emailed the numbers to our mortgage Queen, Anne so we can get the ball rolling, and we will be signing our offer after work.

Please, everyone in the blogging world that may read this – fingers crossed! We need all the help we can get! If this falls through, we’re moving in with one of you guys. :) Martini – you’re first on the list. :)

Because I was tagged…

Posted 10 Oct 2007 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category uncategorized

…and because my husband is hogging the TV by playing Resident Evil…I’ll bite.

4 Jobs I’ve had
1. Page @ the FDL County Library (I retrieved all your microfische and magazines from the archives, thank you.)
2. Hostess/Waitress @ Chevy’s Mexican Eatery
3. Hair Salon Slave
4. Web Monkey at Capella U

4 Movies I could watch over and over
1. When Harry Met Sally
2. Knocked Up
3. Bridget Jones Diary
4. Any horror movie. ANY. It’s Monsterfest time on AMC and that makes me the happiest EVER.

4 TV Shows I watch
1. The Office
2. Ghost Hunters
3. LA Ink
4. Cops

4 Places I’ve lived
1. Fondle Sac, WI
2. A not-so-coed dorm at the U
3. Nice big apartments in Uptown
4. This tiny ass apartment in Uptown

4 Favorite Foods
1. Ravioli
2. Chipotle
3. Mac & Cheese from Noodles
4. Ice Cream Cake from Dairy Queen

4 Favorite Colors
I agree, this is a lame question. Mostly because there is only one color, and that is black.

4 Favorite Items of Clothing
1. My wide leg black denim pants.
2. Grey low-top Converse shoes.
3. My hott Chinese Laundry black heels I bought with NO option of ever really wearing in real life, since I am heels-retarded.
4. My gold dress I wore the night before my wedding. Too bad it leaves a trail of glitter everywhere I go.

4 Places I’d love to be right now
1. Europe
2. A beach in Kauai
3. In MY house (which we don’t own yet)
4. Whereever money grows on trees

4 Names I love but could/would not use for my children
Yeah, I don’t get it either. Per my email to ms martini, I WOULD use, Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha.

4 Reasons I would dump you if we were dating
(do I need to make a disclaimer that I’m married? Hey hubs – I’m NOT dating, and don’t plan on it.) :)
1. You had some sort of “save water” plan which included not showering.
2. You lived with your parents for any other reason aside from helping them with their terminal illnesses.
3. You mysteriously appeared from the bathroom with a coke moustache (and I’m not talkin’ cola).
4. You hated cats.

And done. Now, to figure out “what’s for dinner.” I think I’ll have PB&J. The hubs can fend for himself. Ghost Hunters is on in 45 minutes. :)