We didn’t get the shoes…

Posted November 13th, 2007 under Life, Moving, Puerto Rico by MicheleP.

The owner didn’t say yes to our offer…but he didn’t entirely say no and came very close to our offer – coming down more than 15% off his already reduced price. Our realtor was able to negotiate some additional things in the sale (all appliances, some furniture, pool equipment – oh, yeah, did I mention this home has a pool?!) and then even reduced her commission to get the price down to our offer. In the end, I didn’t get the shoes – there was a misunderstanding (something that happens OFTEN with me these days…) but good gravy we got the house!!

We knew that there were deals to be had – and it took some patience and making offers on 5 houses before we found the seller who was more interested in closing the transaction than the money.

Now, we still have to wait for the appraisal…and the inspection…but pending the successful outcome of those, we’ll be moving the first part of December.





  • 1

    YAY! Who needs shoes when you can walk barefoot around a gorgeous backyard like that! Yipee!!! Congratulations you guys!

    Comment by Addie — November 13, 2007 @ 7:53 am

  • 2

    Aaron said “I want their house!”—congrats!

    Comment by cindy — November 13, 2007 @ 6:13 pm

  • 3

    Okay, my friend, I have been keeping up to date by reading when I can… and praying all the time… but I have to comment: WOW!! That looks beautiful! I’m so happy for you and will pray specifically that the appraisal and inspection go totally in your favor. We love and miss you all.

    Comment by Daneen — November 13, 2007 @ 8:44 pm

  • 4

    Yipee! I’m glad to hear someone joined the negotiation game with you! That is awesome.
    I tell you that pool looks identical to one we had in El Salvador!!! Keep you’re eye peeled…it PR is at all like ES you may spot a scorpian on occasion or even an iguana…LARGE iguana!

    Comment by Happy Mom — November 13, 2007 @ 9:49 pm

  • 5

    Iguana YES, Scorpion NO (well, rarely). We DO have Centipedes though…

    Cool house!!! I hope everything works out perfectly!!!

    Comment by Random Reader — November 13, 2007 @ 10:06 pm

  • 6

    LOVE the new house and the pool. Can I come visit?

    Comment by Renee — November 14, 2007 @ 12:43 pm

  • 7

    I’m going to curse, in the best way one can… Damn – you LIVE in a tropical paradise!!! Stinkin’ beautiful!

    Comment by jennyonthespot — November 14, 2007 @ 1:24 pm

  • 8

    I think we need to have an HP retreat at your house!!! :)

    Congrats on the house and will be praying everything goes smoothly!

    Comment by Michelle G — November 15, 2007 @ 10:28 pm

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