The dream house …
This actually happened before I read the book The Secret. I bought it in Amsterdam airport a while ago, but I didn’t really read it. I was just dragged by the title, even though I had no clue what it was about…
My love from Holland moved up to Denmark a year ago, after 2 years of distance dating. After a year we suddenly found a house in the newspaper which dragged our attention so badly – but the price kept holding us back. I told my boyfriend that even though the price was much more than we could ever afford, we should at least go and look at the house. So we did …
As we stepped into the house – build in 1920 – SO romantic, all white and beautiful, charming and so personal to – we just looked at each other and said, “Oh my, this is it …”. We turned back to our apartment and calculated the price again. There was no way we could get it to match with our income or what the bank would be willing to borrow us.
I printed out the picture from the website of the house and put it next to my pc at work and home. Without knowing it my boyfriend did exactly the same! Every time we looked at and talked about the house, we said, “Our house”.
We went to 2 banks and none of them could help us out. I called a new bank and said, “We need to know how much we can afford, and we will offer that!”.
After an extremely pleasant meeting in the bank, we went back to the house on an open-house day and delivered our offer to one of the estate guys. He openly laughed at us and said the seller would never go more down in price than a little under the price from the advertising, since he already lost on the house. I didn’t say anything to the guy but just smiled. And in my mind I thought, “This is OUR house.”
We went back home and the next day I called the estate company and talked with another guy. I gave him an offer slightly under what we wanted to pay and he said he would ask the seller, but was sure it would never happen. After a few minutes he came back and said, “No, sorry. House price is already very low because of the market.” I then offered what we could pay – a little more than the first offer – and told him it’s our final, and that we could take the house immediately, since it’s been empty for some months anyway.
The guy called back 2 minutes after and said offer was accepted … half a million danish kroner under-price. It was unbelievable! And yet, I already felt it was our house! When I told my boyfriend we got the house for the price we wished for, he was thrilled and very excited.
The day after getting the final acceptance on our offer, I found The Secret lying around and I took a peak in it. I looked at one side, then the next – and was baffled!! This is exactly what I had done – and it worked. We got the keys now, 2 weeks after signing the last papers, and we are working hard now moving our stuff there. It feels so incredibly good and we have so many plans for the future in that house – both by living there and making it personal, but also business wise. And we have NO doubt our wishes will come true! It’s there already 🙂
Life is wonderful. The Secret is amazing, and the book follows me all around. I look in it several times a day for inspiration.
I wish you all a universe of happiness and joy