Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Leap

The whole New Years weekend, I waited for an email from the realtor on the condition of the house.

It finally came.

The house seemed okay structually. The realtor had a contractor take a look and nothing other than lots of cleaning, paint, elbow grease and minor repair seemed necessary. New Central A/C and Heat, new hot water heater, upgraded bathrooms. Kitchen appliances older and in questionable working order, fairly new roof and new wiring.

The realtor had done a follow up call with the listing agent and was told there were 2 showings with investors scheduled for Tuesday as most people were taking Monday off for the holiday.

At 9 am Monday morning, I called my realtor, told her to write up a contract offering full price.

The Two Year Plan had swiftly turned into the Three Month Plan.

And that, my dear reader, is how you take a leap of faith.