We got a buyer for our house! Woot! J is a little stunned because …well, because it’s a buyer’s market and they made a “take it or leave it” offer. As luck would have it, a house had just come on the market that was larger for much less, and they used that as leverage.
You never know if you’ll get another offer—our house had been on the market 120 days without a nibble, and some houses on our street have been on the market over a year. Agents and buyers alike know this.
Miffed tho we are, we consider ourselves lucky because the market here is cooling and people are bargain-hunting. A large percentage of potential buyers are Canadian, and Canada’s dollar has lost something like 10% of its value against the US dollar in the last month, which pretty much sucked the life out of our target market. The US economy is a little shaky right now, too.
The good news is, we are pretty sure (knock on wood) these buyers will not back out. They asked for a 30 day escrow and they spent taking pictures and getting quotes to have the cabinets painted.
Which means we only have 30 days to get out of here! Yikes! I’d better get busy, I have a gazillion things to do! Life just kicked into high gear. But it’s all good!
Thanks for all your good thoughts, prayers, and crossed fingers. It worked! The night before we got the offer our agent at the coast emailed to say that he had an in with the real estate gods and would put in a good word.