Well, barring any glitches it looks like we’ve got a new house. Our first offer was accepted late this afternoon by a seller who had been dealing with another potential buyer for about two months (bad finances). Figure the exasperation factor plays in our favor on this one. It’s a lot more money than our last house, but I think we’re in solid shape to handle it and part of our offer was that the seller would pay our closing costs (which in this case was just about five grand, yikes!) Also nice is that the last potential buyer already paid for an inspection and appraisal, so if our lender is cool with using their work then that could potentially streamline things and also save us a few hundred dollars. The house is in a nice quiet neighborhood near a school and community park (literally across the street from our back fence). So I guess quiet is relative, but quiet from traffic at least. Kind of on the edge of Yakima (Southwest corner), but should only be a four mile drive for me to work (potentially bikeable, we’ll see). Here’s a Google Map for those of you interested (it’s actually a couple of houses down from the corner, not where the google map pointer is pointing). Hopefully Mary’s drive isn’t too much further once we figure out what she’s doing. Orchards right around the corner and foothills in view.
Sorry I really should’ve taken one shot of the entire front of the house. Left side: attached two stall garage. Right side: front of house.
Neighborhood looking South and North.
View over back fence. Lots of room for chasing soccer balls around.
Kitchen (the eye sore mirrored doors are hiding a washer and drier, which seems a little strange for a kitchen, but we’ll figure something out). Living room.
That’s all for now. I do have a few pictures of the backyard and bedrooms and will post when I get a chance.