Bryce Canyon NP

Bryce Canyon NP
Bryce Canyon NP

Sunday, May 18, 2014

We have a contract

I posted last week or so that we listed the house and it started off pretty slow. 1 whole week and no one came to look. We had a realtor call earlier in the week about an appointment but the person decided they didn't want to pay any HOA fees per month so they cancelled. Glenda and I decided to go camping over the weekend to get our minds off the house and not having any showings. We decided to go to our favorite campground here in IL. Forrest "BO" Wood COE at Lake Shelbyville. I took some time off on Friday and we left Thursday evening and were able to snag site #103. We had been there before and it is an end site with no one on the awning side and a big yard area, so to speak.

We were having a good time even with the rain that followed us there. It was a little cool for this time of year too. High on Friday was only 53 degrees. It made for some nice sleeping though since we had our fleece sheets and a warm comforter. Saturday was supposed to be better and it was but still not as much sun and warmth as we had hoped for. As we were getting ready to take a walk around the campground Saturday afternoon we got a call from a realtor that wanted to show the house. Finally some action. We didn't hear any more until we were parking the Bighorn at the storage lot this afternoon. It was our realtor and he said we had an offer. It, of course, was a low bid so we countered with a decent counter. They came back with something more reasonable but not in our range so we countered again. They came closer but not enough so we said here is our finally offer. Finally we got a call and they accepted our price but wanted us to pay the premium for a home warranty. It takes about $500 more out of our pocket but it's close enough.

We discussed it with our realtor and admittedly the home is 15 years old. We accepted the offer and will pay for the home warranty. Now we just have to wait for the person to get their financing and pass a home inspection and appraisal. The tentative closing is mid July. If all goes as we hope we should be moving into the Bighorn around the first of July and have a couple of months to get the rig ready for traveling and our full time life. Another chapter in the story of our transition. It feels good but still some unfinished business. I don't expect to be able to relax until after the closing. Now it's time to plan the garage sales and continue purging and moving into the Bighorn. We appreciate the encouragement and well wishes from those that follow our quest. So as always, I continue to work to retirement and it won't be long.

6 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!! How great is that?! Hopefully it all goes well and you'll be free before you know it! We just got home yesterday. We still have a lot to do before we list. Hopefully this month. We're so happy for you both!!

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    1. Thank you Debbie, Glad to hear you made it home safely. Wishing you and Steve good luck on listing and selling your home. See you again in September. Curt

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  2. WOW, CONGRATS!! What great news, fingers crossed all goes smoothly, we didn't relax until the papers were signed and we had check in hand. Hope to get to BO Woods this fall, hope the government doesn't shut down like last year. Before that we are meeting friends at Colmara County Park for a few nights. Were are you headed this winter, where we go in TX there seems to be a number of folks from IL many from the Decatur area.

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    1. Faye N Dave, thank you for the well wishes and encouragement. I like your thinking on the papers signed and check in hand. Let us know when you plan to be at Comlara Park this summer. We would enjoy meeting you both. We will be wintering in the Apache Junction, AZ area at the Canyon Vista RV Resort. Would like to see the desert and our son that lives in Mesa. I understand there are alot of things to do around the area.

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  3. Wow that was fast! Like you when we first listed nobody came looking for the first week and then it was non stop showings for the next two weeks. Know that it will work out for you so your new life can begin.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Rick and Kathy, that is the way it seems to go for us. Nothing and then all of a sudden it happens. What a roller coaster ride. Thank you for your comments. Check out Rocket Science before you leave the Goshen, IN area. I left a comment on your blog about it. You won't regret the trip to Nappanee. Be safe on your way home.

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