Monday, January 25, 2010

Adventures in First Time Homebuying: Part 4

It seems crazy that I am already writing part 4 - and we don't even have a house yet!

Saturday evening after Josh got off work, we met with our realtor to make an offer on the house we want.  We were there for about an hour or so, with Josh signing/initialing/dating about 100 times.  Everything from Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Forms, to a Well Addendum, to a Septic Addendum, and everything in between.  Joe (our realtor) was great about going over every piece of paper with us, making sure we completely understood what is was we were signing.  He really has held our hands through the entire process, and guided us towards home-ownership.  Thanks Joe! 

Joe also made sure to put in specific requests we had discussed earlier, like Extended Coverage Title Insurance, and a specific foundation inspection.

Now, we play the waiting game!  The listing agent is here in Tumwater (as is Joe), and the sellers are in Reno, Nevada.  Our offer is valid until 9 PM tonight, so we are anxiously hoping to hear back either tonight or tomorrow morning!

I will post more as soon as I know!

P.S. - For those of you who don't know, I am not actually buying this house; Josh is.  We are (obviously) not married, and decided it was in the best interest of both of us to not yet make a purchase of this magnitude together.  We have however, both been included in every step of the process.  Joe makes it a point to address both Josh and myself equally; he realizes Josh and I are a team in this.  So, even though I am not signing/initialing/dating on all those forms, I am there for moral support.  After all, four ears is always better than two!