I'm kind of freaking out. So we made an offer, they made a counter offer, and then we countered a second time (informally) and they (informally) accepted our offer! Eeeeeeekkkkk!
We ended up being about 4 grand over our initial amount we wanted to spend, but still within what we can afford. The only part that makes me nervous is that we ended up agreeing to pay the closing costs, and that is so variable I'm not sure how much it's going to be and such. I am praying that God will provide and it'll be within our budget. If it's not then I'm hoping that between family helping loan us some money plus maybe being able to finance part of it, that we can do it. Talk about a leap of faith though! This is very hard on the over-planner [me]. I've looked it up using some online calculators and am getting a range of about $2800-$4700. We can handle the lower end on our own but will need help if it's on the higher end. It's all so scary. But at the same time, it's very exciting. I can't wait to have a house that is OURS.
I just typed up the official offer (thanks Microsoft Word for the template lol) and we'll give it to them this week. Upon their official acceptance we'll be heading to the bank as early as this Friday to proceed to the next step (which would be the home appraisal).
As soon as it's ours I will definitely post pics, and hopefully at some point to a tour and upload it to YouTube. We'll also be in the market for some furniture. This house has a family room/den downstairs and a living room-- we only have a living room now. We'll be looking around for some secondhand furniture to hopefully get us through till we can buy a new set. (lol- which may be a while!) So if you live semi-close to me and have a couch or something you want to get rid of let me know! :)
Alrighty well I'll keep updating on this scary/exciting process!