We made a second offer on a home in Greenwood Heights after the Sunset Park realtor fiasco. That one also didn’t make it for different (realtor) reasons.
We waited it out a bit until a little gem in Park Slope availed itself. We made the offer, the seller countered, we countered their offer and they came back with another. We waited. We slept on it. We then went back for another viewing and brought the whole family along. The next morning, we countered with our firm final offer. They accepted.
It was akin to the story of Goldilocks really. Our first house was a beautiful, solid limestone structure with a spacious three floors and a gorgeous facade. The area though (2nd ave) is still a little seedy and will be for some time before the area becomes developed. Great house in a mediocre location. That offer fell through.
Our second house was in a wonderful location – Greenwood Heights! An abundance of cute boutiques, bars, restaurants and coffee shops are beginning to line 4th and 7th avenue. Alas, the house wasn’t really anything to look twice at. A teeny tiny, two family with low ceilings and cheap”throw-together” materials. A great neighborhood but not such a nice house (or much space).
Our third house is a solid two-family structure with a finished basement and a finished apartment rental on a beautiful tree-lined street right in Park Slope. It even has it’s very own tree right in front! Good house, good location. Our offer was accepted just yesterday.
We still can’t count our chickens though. We have an engineer coming in to inspect the home on Friday and then we need to select a lawyer willing to represent us. We met with an attorney at a local bar in slope last night and fielded a few questions about the FHA route and things we can use to our advantage after the inspection of the home is done.
For now, the feeling of an accepted offer is difficult to describe. I am elated, nervous and have a steady stream of excitement running through my body at any given point in the day.
Will keep you posted on our next steps.