Whoo hoo! We found out today that the owner of the townhouse we like has accepted our offer. It is, of course, still subject to various conditions, so I can't say that we have it for certain, but as long as the inspection and a few other things come out the way we like, we'll soon be living in a new place!
If all goes well we should have possession April 22. It means moving with a newborn, but we weren't going to turn this place down just because we couldn't move in until April. Compared to everything else on the market right now, this is a great deal! A 3 bedroom townhouse in a fairly central location for under $170,000. The townhouse complex is shaped like a rectangle with a HUGE fenced-in open space for kids to play in, as well as each townhouse having it's own fenced patio/grass area. It's an older complex (30 years or so) but they were recently completely redone on the outside - walls and roofing.
I can't wait to have a place where we can actually paint - we may not be able to find time for that until the baby is older, but at least I won't be restricted to plain white (or ugly yellow) walls forever!