We heard from the financial person today; she`s got us a mortgage and everything! We don`t have to stick with this mortgage; in fact, we might want to switch to a different one that has better interest rates closer to our closing date.
Once we got news of our mortgage approval, we signed the amendment removing the conditions of the inspection and financing. This makes the offer binding - meaning that the house is ours!!!!
We bought a house! Yay for us!!!! I'm so excited. Now we can think of the house as "our house".
We close the deal - take possession of the house - on October 15. We have a lot of packing and other stuff to do between now and then. I'll start packing next week. For now, I just want to relax and enjoy knowing that the house is ours.