Friday, September 3, 2010

home buying again....

Hey everyone. So, Chris and I are back into the home buying thing we were last year. We are hoping to get into a shortsale home this year because you can get a better deal for your price. The only thing that stinks is that it takes a little longer to get into the house that we choose if the bank accepts our offer. I think we are going to make an offer on a home that was foreclosed on...and so we'd be getting a big deal. We found a house that we liked tonight, and I guess the seller paid 215,000 for it, but we would get it cheaper than that because he couldn't make his payments so the bank took it over, and is selling it for what the guy owes on it still...which makes it a good deal for us! There are some "things" that could be updated, and chris is pretty excited about doin some work to make the value of the home go up for when we DO decide to sell later. We'll probably want to put new carpet in and maybe do something fun with some "earthtones" colors on the walls. Chris also wants to do some landscape design on the yard too so that will be fun for him. We also invision a nice deck on the back patio, hmm, we have some ideas. :)
Lets hope we can make an offer and the bank accept, and things can go smoothly. However, shortsales normally dont. haha
So I just spoke with the sellers agent, and she informed me that right now there are no offers on this home and so we will (as of Tuesday Sept 7th) be making an offer on this home! Wish us luck that we can get it once we negotiate with the bank. :)