Wednesday, May 03, 2006

We’d been looking for a house for about the past 2 years. You know the drill, scanning the real estate ads, and going to open houses… It was sort of a hobby for my partner. I’d catch him late at night at the laptop clicking away at the homes database.

Well it finally paid off last weekend. We bid on a house and won! My head is still reeling from the numbers and the paperwork. The DC market is so extreme in prices and competition. It’s not like our first house hunt at least. In one war we were competing against 10 other offers. (We lost.) This house only had a couple other bids.

The next two months will be insane as we now have to get our current house ready to sell. It’s all still sinking in. I’ve had this hammock dream for a while and when I stepped onto that screened in back porch and saw my hammock strung up, it was love. I know as those future late nights packing are staring at me I’ll need to retreat to that perfect summer afternoon with the birds singing, bugs hopping, book in hand and the perfect nap. Aaaaaah.

7 comments:

Steve said...

Brian, that's awesome congratulations. What area of the city will you be living?

The Brian said...

Looking back at my post I see that it was a bit confusing. We actually live on the Hill now and will be moving to Takoma Park.

Steve said...

Hey, you'll be down the street from us. We live Upper NW right on the Silver Spring border.

The Brian said...

Cool. We've covered that area too. We've become very well versed in the greater environs of DC.

Steve said...

Definitely email us when you get up that way and we can meet. Mayagora coffee has a great playroom for kids.

Green Dads said...

hey Brian
This is exactly what we've been going through right now. Selling one house, buying another, work, work, work to get the house ready to sell. I've been too tired to do the blog thing.

The Brian said...

I hear ya. I have so much to do until like well July. Taking a break right now from packing. We're trying to get the house ready for showing by carting some stuff off to storage.

E is napping so I have a bit of a break.