Luckily, the hubby showed a bit more attention to detail because it was a letter from... drum roll please... the owner of a condo in our building that we've been wanting to buy since August 2010!!! He is selling it privately, and advertising only through mail to his neighbors and other contacts, so if I'd thrown out the letter we might have never known that the apartment was for sale! Definitely not one of my finest moments.
We just emailed our realtor with a red alert and are excited about this possibility! The reason our bid to buy this unit fell through last summer is because it was priced too high; but he's lowered his asking price to a figure we consider reasonable, so it might actually work out this time around!!! Could this be the end of our loooooooooooooooooooong search for a new apartment? We're hoping it's a good omen that we got this letter in the mail!