Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Great House Adventure: Part Deux

Ok, folks, here's the update:
Our VA appraisal went well, we came in 10k over what we are purchasing the house for, so yipee!!!!!
I guess the house went through probate court at the beginning of this week. I guess it went good and we are waiting until the beginning of next week for the formal decree to be given to us.
The seller has also removed the asbestos tiles from the basement.
Last I heard from our mortgage originator, we are in great shape for the loan.

So everything looks like its on track! This weekend we are going to be moving most of our stuff to storage and/or Mom and Dad's house because next weekend we are out of our apartment! I can't begin to express how excited I am to be getting out of that place. The management team for the past 2 years has left a lot to be desired. Fortunately for everyone that still lives there, it appears to be under new management. Hopefully they are better than the last group! (To be fair, there were a few good eggs, but there was one super stinky egg... there's an Easter reference for ya).

Anyway, onward and upward!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Great House Adventure

You may or may not know that we have been on the hunt to purchase a house since last July or April, but we got really serious around December, mainly because hubby's credit improved enough to put him on the loan, which increased our purchase price considerably.

We put our 6th offer in on our 5th house (put an offer in on a house, withdrew it, made an offer on a different house, got rejected, revised said 1st offer and resubmitted it) on Sunday, February 19th. Sunday night, after a little negotiating, we got verbal acceptance! Monday the seller sent the contract to his lawyer and, lo and behold, Monday night, we received our signed contract. Today, Tuesday, I have forwarded it to my loan originator and our lawyer for review. We have our inspection Thursday, which I will not be present for since the hubby has better availability. Then its on to the next steps:
          VA Appraisal
          Probate Court
          Final Loan Approval
We are hoping for a closing date of April 20th, so keep your fingers crossed!

Unfortunately, we had to give up our lease on our apartment because we didn't want to be charged an arm and a leg for our last few months here if we went month to month. So, come Easter weekend, we will be living with my parents until we close. Lord, help us!!!! and I am totally serious, because we are going to need help to keep from killing each other! All our belongings are going into storage starting sometime in the beginning of March so we aren't rushing around at the last minute. I also don't think we are hiring movers for leaving the apartment, although we may hire them for moving into the house.

So, that is our update for now. Sometime in the future, I'll include our laundry list of projects! Oh boy, what fun! haha

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

This Year's "Resolutions"

Alright, aside from trying to be better at blogging, I have two main goals for this year.

1. Be paraben free for all shower, hair care, skin care, and makeup products. I would greatly appreciate any product recommendations.  I am hoping to hit this goal by around September because I have a surplus of stuff to use up before then. I have been stock piling The Body Shop's Rainforest Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner as well as their  Earth Lover's Watermelon & Eucalyptus Shower Gel.

2. Get my neck pain under control without lots of medication.  As of right now, if I went to the chiropractor three times a week, I would be set, but who can afford that? So I'm going to talk to my orthopedic surgeon next week about lidocaine or botox injections to relax my neck muscles (if you are just tuning in, I have degenerative disc disease in my cervical spine). Any pain management tips for this would also be great!

Well, that's about it. Wishing you all a Happy (although belated) New Year!