I got my house! The competitive offer didn't come through with a counter to mine! It's my first choice and it's mine, mine, mine! Ok. It isn't a 'done deal' officially until the date of closing (Aug 1) but it is, as hansandersen says, "a foregone conclusion." I'm very happy. In celebration, sage_deer treated me to dinner at the most swanky Metropolitian Grill in Seattle. The food and the conversation were excellent.