Our Offer was Accepted!


Thursday I had been furiously working on building my new website (set to launch October 1, so stay tuned!), and I was totally in the zone. Cent had just come home from work and something prompted me to check my email on my iPhone. I saw an email from our real estate agent so I immediately opened it. It read, “CONGRATULATIONS!”

The seller’s accepted our offer!

Just last week I mentioned that we put in an offer on our first house. A HOUSE! Quite honestly, I didn’t expect to be a homeowner so soon after we got married. But a nice credit from the government for being a first time homebuyer was a very attractive incentive. So we started looking. I thought it would be just that, looking. But as it turned out, we found two houses we really liked and finally decided to take the big grown up step of making an offer.

We met with our real estate agent, Julie Beck, (she’s been so awesome so far in the process – call her if you’re in need of one in Dallas!) and she explained to us paragraph by painstaking paragraph exactly what we were signing and initialing. I totally appreciated all of her patience and help as real estate documents are longwinded and confusing! So we put in our best case scenario or “pie in the sky” offer, and crossed our fingers and prayed.

Waiting to hear back was like sitting on pins and needles. That night, I couldn’t get good rest. While I knew that there was no way we’d hear back in the middle of the night, my mind was racing in excitement and nervousness. “What if they didn’t accept our terms?” “What if they don’t want to sell their house to us?” “What if…?” Deep breaths help in this kind of situation. Totally.

When we hadn’t heard anything on Tuesday or Wednesday, waiting became a little easier. I still had the “What ifs” in mind, but it wasn’t as bad as Monday night. So when Thursday evening’s email rolled around, we were so excited. SO EXCITED! We’re going to be homeowners (as long as the rest of the process goes smoothly!), so please keep your finger crossed, send us positive vibes, and keep us in your prayers!

Happy Monday!

Our real estate agent’s info:
Julie Beck
(214) 446.2579
juliebeck [at] judgefite [dot] com

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  • Reply Kelly S. 09.14.2009 at 8:37 am

    YAY!!!! CONGRATULATIONS, and seriously how great is that house! Looks picture perfect :)

  • Reply Jess 09.14.2009 at 8:45 am

    Congratulations!!! I’m super jealous of you :) Thanks for sending the pictures, it looks amazing!

  • Reply Daniel Galang Photography 09.14.2009 at 8:47 am

    Congratulations Catie! That is reallly exciting!

  • Reply Lynette J 09.14.2009 at 9:19 am

    Congrats Catie! Now you will be an official Dallas suburbanite! 😉 It was great meeting you the other day, hope your house buying experience goes smoothly!

  • Reply tiffany fosnight 09.14.2009 at 9:34 am

    woooooo hooooo!!!! Congratulations!!!! Im so happy for you both!

  • Reply Lisa 09.14.2009 at 10:00 am

    Congrats!!!!!! It’s does seem so awfully “grown-up” to be a home owner, doesn’t it? LOL! Imagine all the fun you’re going to have decorating the place… :-)

  • Reply kate 09.14.2009 at 1:46 pm

    ahhhh. i am so jealous! congrats you two!

  • Reply Wayne Toshikazu 09.14.2009 at 4:55 pm

    Congrats!!! So exciting! And can’t wait to see the new website! :)

  • Reply whitney elizabeth 09.15.2009 at 8:55 am

    CONGRATS!!! the best is yet to come: decorating! (copious amounts of shopping) and then housewarming parties :)

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