The reason is...
Jason and I have been talking about looking for a single family home for awhile (since Turkey Day). We've looked at new builds that we definitely could NOT afford and we've been cruising the internet looking at the various offerings there. We actually found a couple that we liked, but found that there were already contracts on them. Boo hoo... I finally got in touch with a realtor and began the exhausting search through the listings he compiled in our price range.
Last Friday, we looked at 3 houses. The first was a bit smaller than what we have now, the second was HUGE and the third was teeny tiny. Of course, the second one was the one that was a new build, has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a living room, a family room, a dining room and a spacious kitchen. It also has an unfinished basement (not a problem...Dad and I were pretty handy with completing the current basement). There's already a contract on that house, but the contingency is that they have to sell their house first. We can put in a contract also, give the other people 48 hours to put money down or take away their contract. Our realtor thinks that we will have NO problem getting this house.
We looked at it again Monday afternoon with my parents and signed a contract. We found out tonight that the builder finally accepted our counter offer (long story). Now, we just have to wait those 48 hours...it will seem like an eternity! Once we hear (hopefully in our favor), we will close at the end of April. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
Now that the scream is out...you have to remember, there's WORK, GRAD SCHOOL aNd MOVING??????? I have a few gray hairs now. By the end of April, my gray hairs will have gray hairs.