Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Fast forward...

Well hello!?

So the "fast forward" title refers to the quickness of this whole home-buying thing. Last Monday we met with our agent, (enter plug here ) Randi Goldberg from LiveUrban Real Estate in Denver, and spent two hours going over the process and what to expect and what we were looking at, etc. Then looked on her database online for places we were interested in seeing.

So we spent Saturday looking at 7 homes in the Highlands and Sunday looking at 6 homes in Capitol Hill/Uptown area. And guess what...we found 3...yes 3 that we really liked/loved. That wasn't supposed to happen inteh first weekend. The one we really liked and we very curious about was this one.
It is huge and awesome for the we, as well as Randi, thoguht there has to be something wrong with we walked around and found some small stuff...cleanup and touchups and cosmetic thigns that needed to be done, but the comps in that area go for at least half a million and we were just thinking what a great investment it would be. So she ran the history and called the seller's agent and there are 5 offers already on the table...the lowest being the askign thats a no-go. But we are glad that made our decision easier, that would have been hard to give up.

So the next 2 our the ones we are still consdering...close to each other and within 5000 price range, they are both great.

They are both brick bungalows in Highlands and they both have their we are waiting a little bit to make our decision.

We are looking at 4 more tonight and then will discuss what we want to do. Those two are pretty hard to beat though so it wil be tough. Ben was ready to make an offer on the Emerson house before we found out it had 5 this whole thing might be fast forwarded a little bit.

Who knows, we could be in a new house within a month or two....eeeeee!

I will keep you posted!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I apologize...

for the last post...I was having a bad day. I am back to normal, don't worry.

Today was the first time in a LONG time where I sat at home all day and did nothing. It feels good and bad. Good because I haven't had the time to do that for a long time...months...maybe 6 months. Bad because I feel worthless...but I think I deserve it.

Also new news....Ben and I are officially starting to go through the home-buying process. We have been casually looking for about a year, but we think the timing is right now. The market is great for buyers...we think we can get an interest rate as low at 4.75%. And we think some of the sellers are getting desperate and will accept lower bids.

So we are going to start looking with an agent and also get approved for a loan. So....that is crazy. Our lease is up at the end of May so we have about 4 and a half months. I will try to keep you updated.

Anywhoo....that is about it for now. I have my first volleyball tournament tomorrow in Colorado Springs with Amy and the girls. I hope all goes well.

Ciao for now!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


Ummm...something must of happened somewhere in the universe to make today happen. For some reason, people that are in my life or have been in the past are finding it appropriate to tell me what is on their mind and what they think of me. Good and bad, but still why all today? 4 people...seriously...I am just sitting at work doing my job....

and they come to me.