As a follow up to my 'Pre-Auction Thoughts' post last week, I wanted to let you know that we won!!!
It did go slightly higher than our agreed purchase price, although we bought it for the exact price I told Mr TPS it would be the first day we walked through it.
On auction day I was amazed at the number of people who were going through the prior inspection for the first time, at least one of these was a registered bidder on the day.
Although there were at least 30 people at the auction, there were only about 6 registered bidders, and only 2 of us actually bidding.
We could tell the other guy had really pushed himself when he went over our agreed maximum. That, my initial thought on the price & the fact that we were nowhere near our budgeted maximum led us to bid higher. We also really liked it, suits us perfectly as this stage in our lives.
Once we made our final bid it was finally 'on the market' - the reserve was higher than I'd expected & I fully thought someone would pipe up at the last minute & outbid us! Thank god no one did.
At the moment it all feels surreal & there is a bit of a long settlement. My mum & I keep giggling over the fact that we know very little detail about the house ie Is there a screen door at the laundry door? Turns out I just happened to take a picture showing that there is - I sure as hell couldn't remember!! My mum also laughs about how excited I am about the little things: having my own bins (many of you will remember my endless whinging about shared bins at the apartment), a dishwasher, gas stove & plantation shutters. Oh & more than one toilet ;)
Can't wait to continue to share with you updates on our home, as well as purchases along the way. Not to mention the declutter I plan to have as we move in...