Monday, June 22, 2009

a little cottage

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Keep your fingers crossed for us, because we've crunched all the numbers, paid for all the inspections, pondered all the work we'd need to do, and we've submitted a bid on an adorable little cottage in Oakland.

This isn't actually the house, but it may as well be. (I'm being weird and superstitious, and not sharing photos until we hear back from the seller.)

For some reason, the previous blog post, which reveals the average cost of a house in San Francisco did not show up as a feed for many people. If you click on the title bar of our blog (the ooky photo of Robb's spine), you can read the article. It will appear after this article.

7 comments:

Fluffy Cow said...

Oohhh... *closing eyes and hoping hard*

greg said...

Good luck, I hope you get it. If not, we bid on about 5 places and thinking back on those, we would have made big compromises over the place we ended up getting. So we were very glad not to get the first couple of offers.

--greg

Knit Wit said...

Crossing fingers, toes and eyes for you guys! All the best!

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

This is actually the third offer we've made.

One of them had TWENTY-FOUR other offers.

Kellyann Brown said...

I'll cross my fingers for you, if you cross yours for me... we'll be making an offer this week on a cottage...

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Kellyann -- tell me that you're not bidding on something on 41st Avenue in Oakland...

Anonymous said...

When we went to try to sell my sisters place in Casper, Wyoming, we buried a state of St Joseph upside down right outside the front door.

The theory is that he is the patron saint of carpenters, of cheated-on-husbands and also of those who travel to find a home. So by burying him upside down, he is so uncomforatble he uses his "Magic Catholic Powers" (We recovering catholics have been taught all about this in sunday school) to help aid in the selling and buying of a house. There are actually places that specialize in selling the statures of Saint Joseph to real estate agents all over the country. I imagine they are currently out of stock in this economy.

When the house sells the statue should be dug up and put in the house somewhere, washed off, treated well, (I suppose in California the statue is given a pedicure/ and or a trip to the spa) even if only stored in a box with aromatic dried flowers, is the story I heard. This is supposed to protect the house and yourself.

If left in the ground upside down St Joseph threatens your financing, or so I have heard. I suppose there are A LOT of those unattended statues outside in yards, eh? I suppose that is what toppled our economy!

I love these weird stories that turn a financial transaction into a supernatural, spooky act. It's like real estate agents have thier own rooms dedicated towards the "otherworld" as part of their business policy!

Annalisa

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