Just got back from Albuquerque… looking for a place to live. My PLAN was to rent for 6 months, get a feel for Albuquerque and then look into buying.
One of my fellow grad students referred me to Myra the real estate agent. She toured me and my sis around on our first day knowing full well that I had no intention of buying yet, but just to give me a good idea of the neighborhoods, what’s out there, and of course to schmooze me a bit… we clicked she’s cool. She used to be a computer programmer. Anyway, she showed me this place…
I walked in and said, “This is me!”
And of course, being me, it didn’t occur to me to put an offer in or go get pre-qualified for a loan. Fortunately I had my sister with me who said, “What are you waiting for Jenn? it’s exactly what you said you wanted. What are you going to wait for?”
The cute little vintage adobe is 3 blocks to the university, nice neighborhood, cafes and restaurants and shops within walking distance and even a grocery store two blocks away…
Next day, I got a referral for a mortgage broker, got prequalified and made an offer. By Friday we had a counter offer that I accepted and earnest money was delivered on Sunday. Now we are in escrow. Close scheduled for July 10, taking possession on July 14.