The day after putting an offer on the house in Green Valley, a new second story home came on the market. It immediately drew my attention. Frank's initial reaction when I sent him the link was "meh". A couple days later, we scheduled a showing for that and another house which was single story, smaller and older. We liked both, each had potential, but we were fixated on the two story. It is two years old, it has four bedrooms, three baths, loft, covered patio, outdoor kitchen, and the pool and hot tub were just completed this January. The only thing wrong with this house was the flooring. It has unsual green grey carpet throughout and vinyl flooring in kitchen and baths. I saw this as an opportunity to make it our own and possibly build some equity. Flooring isn't an overwhelming task. Even better was that our neighbors have single story homes and behind us is a vacant lot. So, we should maintain privacy for many years. It seemed promising. We decided to write an offer.
Again, there were multiple offers. However, we were able to strike a deal without getting into a bidding war. Barring any issues, closing is scheduled for 30 days from when we signed the contract.