We were on day eight with no word from the sellers about the repairs we had requested. We made arrangements with our agent to go back and see the other house we had looked at earlier in the week. Just as I was heading out the door to meet her for the showing, I received a phone call- the sellers accepted our requests! It wasn't in writing yet, but it was still good news. We still decided to go and see the other house, but to make sure that we had made the right choice.
The house was still lovely and well cared for, but we knew it wasn't for us. We realized that larger closets and bathrooms were pretty high on our wish list. They had been things we disliked about our first home, and we weren't ready to compromise. Seeing the house again made us even more sure that we were doing the right thing by moving forward with the home we were already under contract on.
We were still nervous about the repairs, but our nerves were calmed when we finally recieverd the seller's response in writing a few days later. They had agreed to fix the roof and siding, service the furnace, repair and replace the drywall damaged by the water heater leak, raise the front stoop a few inches, and repair the GFCI in the garage. The water softener was replaced with a new unit as well. They had agreed to remedy everything we had asked for!
One step closer to closing!