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May 6, 2005

In the Process of Buying (and Selling) a Home

After almost a year of watching the MLS listings in our area we've found something we like (ok, we love it) and put our house up for sale.

Our current home went on the MLS yesterday and we've already got some showings today. An open house is planned for Sunday. We've put a lot of work into the house (mainly cosmetic) and although we're very excited to move to something bigger, it's a little sad to think we might be leaving it behind.

We made an offer on the new house this past Monday, within 24 hours of being inside it for the first time. The house is close to the kids school (in the historic, West End part of Malden) and we'd seen it from the outside many times but thought it was out of our league. Last Sunday our realtor got us an appointment just to see what it was like. I think we knew within just a few minutes of walking in that it was the right place for us. The home inspection was yesterday morning and showed no significant problems.

Hopefully we can pull this all off. Our realtor is keeping track of how many balls we have up in the air and every time something else falls into place she says "we've caught another ball.' Hopefully we can catch all of them.

Posted by mike at May 6, 2005 2:54 AM