So often, first-time home buyers end up leaving the neighborhood they live in, searching for more space and some affordability. Well, not Hannah and Tim. These two are die hard lower Queen Anne people. They know all the baristas and the grocery clerks and the neighborhood “characters”. They love their walk to work and being surrounded by the vibrancy of the city. So when they decided to buy a condo, it was Queen Anne or NOTHING!
We wasted no time touring all the available condos in lower Queen Anne that met our criteria. We only had to see 4 places to know we had found THE ONE. This condo had it all. Tons of space. Newer construction and a well-funded HOA. Views of the Space Needle from their private balcony. A fireplace, big kitchen with a gas stove and an actual laundry room IN the unit. After sleeping on it, these kids decided to go for it and put in an offer!
To make a good story even better, these kids happened to be buying during that brief window that favored buyers. Not only did they get the lowest price for any unit in the building in the last 3 years (you might remember this building, it’s been in the Seattle Living Spaces family before), AND they were able to get the seller to give them some credit towards closing costs. The ultimate win-win!
Offer accepted! Inspector Gadget came in and the inspection went well. We were on our way to a smooth closing. And then we hit a MAJOR hurdle. I won’t go into detail, but the lender had a company wide issue, and wasn’t super transparent with us about it, and we almost didn’t close on time. But the important word in that sentence is almost. We did close on time! Just 2 days before Christmas, and on the “meet-day anniversary” of these two newlyweds, they got the keys to their first home!!
Congrats Hannah and Tim and welcome to the family! Since I know y’all like those GOOD bubbles, I’ll make sure to have you over next time I decide to crack open the nice bottle.