Finding the Perfect Home

It was a Saturday afternoon and we had decided to go to an open house to check out this house that we wanted to see in a preferred neighborhood. Once we got there though, we found that the open house was for Sunday so we decided to drive around other neighborhoods looking for houses for sale.

We ended up in Leedy Estates, a neighborhood not far from ours, to look at a house that we had seen listed for sale. While trying to find that house, we passed a house that showed it was “Coming Soon” onto the market.

Not being ones to want to wait, we contacted our realtor to see what he knew about the property and to see if we could view the property before it was listed. Well, God provided for us and we were able to see the house the day before it was listed. Needless to say, it is gorgeous! The curb appeal alone is fabulous plus the backyard is dreamy. We love the flow of the home and the openness.

We decided to make an offer.

The seller countered the offer and we were at a stalemate. We did not want to pay the listing price for the house and they did not want to sell the house for the price we were willing to pay. So we waited.

Two weeks went by and there wasn’t any movement on the house, so our realtor asked if they were willing to consider our offer. The seller countered again, but we still did not want to pay what they were asking. So we waited.

Patience is not a virtue that comes naturally to me. God has been working on me in this area and will continue to work on me until He calls me home. I wish I learned faster, but I’m hard-headed and stubborn.

Another week and a half went by and I asked our realtor if he had heard anything from the seller. I was getting a little nervous because it was getting closer to the closing date for our house to sell and that meant we would be moving into our RV soon. I wanted to know that we would at least have a prospect of a house to shorten the time in such close quarters.

Our realtor came back with the news that the seller was willing to reduce the price to within $5,000 of our original asking price. I took that as a sign from God that this house was meant to be ours and we accepted the offer.

It’s been a wild ride, but I have learned one thing over the years … when God has a plan for you, it’s going to be awesome! He delivers like no one else can.

Barring any difficulties between now and closing, we should be in our new home for Christmas … just in time to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ!