Mary (our realtor) explained that she decided she wasn't going to be in a bad mood. Instead, she completely started over and had a list of about 15 houses she wanted us to look at. On our way to the second house of our tour we received the pamphlet that described the house and had a few pictures. It. Was. Nasty.
It was located in Bloomington, just East of Normandale in a great neighborhood. We took the tour of the house...and loved it! The pictures were poorly taken and most of the best attributes were left out of the pictures. We drove around and looked at a bunch of other houses but none compared to this one.
We headed back after dinner to look at the house again. We decided we loved it and wanted to make an offer. We made a low offer expecting the person selling to counter offer and we wanted to be able to negotiate and still get the house for a price we felt comfortable with.
We discovered the woman who owned the house died two years ago and her son who lives in California was the one selling it. Our realtor was in touch with his realtor but couldn't get a hold of the guy to accept or counter or offer.
Mary took the opportunity to tell his realtor all about us. The fact we volunteer for Young Life Capernaum, that we have a baby due in May, etc. His realtor said he grew up in Young Life and still attends several fundraisers/banquets.
He finally gets in touch with the son who is selling the property. The son just happens to be legally blind and loves the fact we volunteer with kids with disabilities. They accept the offer. No counter offer. Just straight up accept it.
Crazy how a day that includes God can start off on a bad foot and end with a great story!
We hope to close at the end of this month at which point we will feverishly begin organizing our traveling croquet league! Updates on that to follow.