Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It's official we will become Iowans once again!

We have had one busy weekend.  In a post a few weeks ago I believe I let everyone know that David had accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Writing at Morningside College.  Well this last weekend was the start of my Spring Break and so we headed to Iowa with a list of things to accomplish!
Saturday started bright and earlier after driving 13 hours from Texas to Iowa on Friday with a list of 16 houses to look at.  We had a great realtor and never got discourage, we had a great day.  We ended up by lunch time having two top houses with five more to look at and went ahead and called for a second showing of the two.  Noah and David's parents joined up for the second showings.  We went back to the office and wrote up an offer for one with the deadline of letting us know by noon on Sunday which is when they were supposed to have an open house!  We heard around 7 pm that they accepted our offer and were excited.  Sunday kind of flew by with David and I already planning spaces and thinking about the possibilities (I know we were getting excited.)  We sent up a house inspection on Monday and it all looks good, a little work to the electrical panel but other than that nothing really -- huge blessing with a home that is 70 years old!  So we will ask the family to fix that for us and be on our way, we close and take posession June 1st!  We also met with the bank about the payments, closing costs, down payment, the money basically!
I will post pictures soon but some details:
1639 sq. ft.
4 bedrooms (2 on the main, 2 on the second floor)
2 baths
finished basement
deck on the front and back of the house
2 stall, HUGE garage with overhead storage that you walk up to
good size back yard
corner lot
a pale yellow color with brick red foundation (it is cute)
all appliances stay!!

oh and we asked for their 3 barstools to sit at the kitchen counter!  (isn't that funny, I wonder what they thought about that)

Thank you all for you thoughts and prayers through this whole process: job, house, relocating,  now I need to get on the ball and start appling for jobs!

1 comment:

Matt and Jenny Ploeger said...

Hooray! That is super exciting! Can't wait to hear more and see pictures. So happy for you!