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Friday, July 31, 2009

The hunt, day 4

Today, I went out with a realtor for the first time and saw four houses including the inside of this one from Wednesday's post:

It turned out to be poorly finished, with a strange floor plan and zero yard. The kitchen which looked huge is actually not that big (hello fisheye lens!).
I saw three other houses including this one, a parsonage that a church has put up for sale. Times are tough even for the holy rollers. The neighborhood was not so fab, so I nixed it fairly quickly.
This one is on a street of wonderfully restored mid-century gems, but it is just too small. And the one car garage absolutely will not work. The interior is pretty fantastic though:
Ok, Dumplings, hold on to your unmentionables. The fourth house is INSANE and I want it more than anything. I'm not going to blog about it lest I jinx the deal. But I will let you in on a little something. When exiting the house, I noticed this and knew that it was pre-ordained. God wants me to have the house.

23 comments:

Decorina said...

Yes, looks like it was meant to be. Cool!

Debi said...

What is that? Glad you have one in your sights! :)

Raina said...

It's a mezuzah, a small case affixed to a doorway containing a traditional Jewish house blessing. Probably the original owners'.

Robin said...

I always wondered what those were called and what they signified, never knew there was actually a parchment in them, thanks for enlightening me. And did you see the marquetry one in the Wiki post? Lovely. Makes this lapsed Catholic want one.

amy @ switz~art said...

oooh, good luck raina!

nkp said...

And who are you to argue with The Man. Right, RIGHT? I gotta tell you, I'm in love with it!!!

pillow mint said...

that's fantastic! i always love a good "sign"!

hello gorgeous said...

That is a sign.

Sorry I've been so MIA - just not blogging lately.

Hope you're happy in CO!! xoxo

Eden Rose said...

It's just fate then. I looked at about 25 houses when we were buying and none were right but then i entered this house we now live in and i just knew it was going to be my house. I could of cried, it was like oh, i'm home at last. Good Luck getting your house X

only a movie said...

Obviously this is your house.
xxxooo
So very excited for you!

Jill said...

Can't wait to see the transformation of this house that obviously has been waiting for you!

David said...

Yay! Even with the negotiations and stuff to go, isn't it nice when you finally find the one you want?

We'll wait patiently, we don't want to jinx it either. But shortly after closing we'll need pictures!

Sophie said...

Oh man, nothing like a sign from God! God, Jesus, Allah, Krishna, Vishnu, and Buddha { and lil ole me!! } want you to have that house! Now cross your fingers behind your back and load those photos. The above mentioned Creators of our universe really want you to share! :-)

susieq said...

Oops... That was me { above } not my 10-year-old daughter!

Alicia B. Designs said...

i love your house hunt!!!!! i cant wait to see the rest of the place. good luck!

Alexis said...

Crossing my fingers for you!

I had no idea that Colorado had such fabulous mid-century houses!

Sol Kawage said...

Raina I hope you find a lovely house soon and I can't wait to see how you'll make it yours. I'm vicariously excited.

drollgirl said...

dude! i hope you get this house! my fingers are crossed for ya! and if i had any religious emblems, i would cross them too if it would help.

GOOD LUCK!

can't wait to hear the good word and see the pictures!

sherri said...

Oh I hope you guys get it! That mid cent. mod one looked awesome, to bad about the square footage. We have the same taste in homes, which makes me feel quite proud of my taste.

fromtherightbank.com said...

That is SUCH a good sign!!! I really hope you get it. It's so fabulous to find your dream house so quickly. That's how it happened for us too so I'm sending good vibes your way. Can't wait to hear!

Things That Inspire said...

I love reading about the hunt for a house since I have been on the hunt for 4 years now...we are fine in the current house, not a transfer, so I have the luxury to be ultrapicky. But...a few weeks ago...I might have found what I have been looking for all of this time...so I totally relate to your feelings of elation mixed with anxiety. It is such a crazy market, you feel like you have to get a steal these days to justify a purchase!

Pam Kersting said...

You know Raina ... there has NEVER been a better time to buy than right now! This is the time to buy the house of your dreams! Don't settle for anything less! Find out what the local "absorption rate" is in your area -- that tells you what price ranges are moving and how fast. Also look for sold comparables and find out what their sale price was in relationship to what their list price was -- that'll help you when it comes time to make an offer. Good luck!

Raina said...

Thanks for that good advice, Pam. I can't reveal too much, but the homeowner is in a financial pickle so we may do well in the deal.