Oh, happy day! Our offer has been accepted and approved by the bank, so we are officially "under contract"! (Hooray!!!) And, thanks to the generosity of our families and impeccable timing, we were able to come up with the extra money that we will need. I had a feeling things were going to fall into place with this house somehow. We are super duper excited and can't wait to make this house our home.
So now it's just a matter of taking care of all of the details of the purchase process. We had our inspection today which, though slightly overwhelming (such a lot of info to digest in a short amount of time), went well. Overall, the house is in pretty good condition, especially considering the age. Of course there are a few things that will need to be fixed, but nothing that we felt was too much to take on. We are also going with an FHA loan, so a couple of things will likely need to be taken care of prior to closing, but we won't know for sure until the appraiser comes out to look at the house.
In the meantime, we can work on getting our financing squared away and locking in a rate. Oh, and packing. Lots and lots of packing!