You may remember one of my resolutions that I had this year was to buy a house with a garage. Up until a few weeks ago, the only thing I was doing to fulfill this resolution was checking the homes circulars you see as you exit the grocery store. Most of the homes listed in them were well out of my price range. When I found one that might be in my range, I’d call the number listed to set up a showing usually to find out that the house was pending a sell. Finally I decided the process would be a lot easier if I had a buyer’s agent. Kevin Ross, who goes to church at Laurel, had recently helped Philip and Leah G. find their house. Since he knows me (he has one boy in youth group and another one that will be in youth group in the fall), I figured he could best help me wade through the process of buying a first house.
Well after looking at several houses, there were a couple that really stood out as being worthy of further consideration. Those two houses are in the exact same subdivision and have the exact same floor plan, so it came down to the external stuff. One house was at the end of the street, which would afford more privacy. The other house sits on a double lot, which affords more space to play. The house you see pictured, is the second house… the house I decided to make an offer on. I got a call last night from Kevin saying that they have countered my offer to a number that is on par with what the houses in the neighborhood are actually selling for. Hopefully, a contract will be in place before lunch time.
This house is located in the Greenbrier Place Subdivision. This is at the very edge of the city. I was curious yesterday, so I decided to check Laurel’s directory to see if anybody lived near that area. Sure enough, I found a few people that live in that same subdivision. Andy and Rebecca F. and David and April W. This subdivision is really near were Pleasant Ridge and Schaad Road intersect. Now for that really important bit of information, the house is only 2 minutes away from a Super Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Lowe’s. The view is nice since it is located at the top of a hill. This picture is the view of downtown Knoxville. You could probably see the fireworks from this house.
Once the contract is written up and it has a successful home inspection and it passes the termite inspection and I close on the house, then I will start referring to it as my house. Based on how the talks went last night, I don’t think I am competing with anybody else, but I just won’t know until I have the contract.