So after losing the first house, and not being able to make an offer on the second, it was time for me to catch a break. I decided that since I couldn't bring myself to make an offer on #3, that meant it wasn't the house for me. That left house #2, which I loved. We decided to go look at a few more, just to make sure that the one that I liked so much was really the right one. The ones we saw the next weekend confirmed the fact that #3 was a great pick. It is a great house, in a great location, in great shape. So an offer was made!!
The offer went back and forth a little bit, and was accepted less than 2 days after the offer was made. I bought a house! Exciting!
The inspection was the next weekend, and the verdict there was that the house was in impeccable shape. A little age, but nothing that threatened the integrity of the structure. I requested a few things to be taken care of by the seller, and they agreed to take care of everything!
On to the formal loan application (I was already pre-approved), the appraisal, and waiting what seems like forever for closing! The whole process was much more involved than I realized, but with my realtor and mortgage agent working so hard for me, it has been pretty much smooth sailing (so far!!).
Now I'm just days from closing, and I can't believe that it's here already! And I still have so much to do!