As you may have read in my previous posts, we put our house on the market in October. It was October 15th to be exact. It was almost four weeks before we had a call. Yes, I was a little bit shocked just because I thought the house looked good in the pictures. Biased, maybe ;) It's such a cute house and I think we have it fixed up nicely. Not to mention the new tile we should have put in years ago, which I love. Our first showing was scheduled for last Wednesday evening. Thursday evening, our realtor called and asked if we could be out by the end of the year. Actually, December 14th to be exact. Um, sure! So, Brent and I freak out a bit and then do some negoatiting with the buyer and come to an agreement. Our house goes under contract.
In October, we started looking around at houses. We found a few, but most sold. We found one we really liked, but didn't want to get our hopes up because we had no idea when ours would sell. On Saturday, we went and looked at it first, followed by about twelve others. Luckily, we found three we really liked. However, the first one we felt right. By the end of the night, some negotiating had been done and we are now under contract to buy a house we really, really love!
We are scheduled to close on both houses on December 14th! I'm hoping and praying everything goes well during inspections and such. I may start packing a bit now, or I may wait until inspections are done. From this Friday, inspections should be completed within ten days.
The new house is less than a mile from where we are now. We are very thankful to be staying in the same area.
I'll miss my trees this year, but we will put up a smaller one in the new house once we get there, even if it isn't up long :)
Talk about a very thankful Thanksgiving. This year all together makes me cry happy tears.
The new house is one we can grow into and plan to stay at least 8-10 years. I have visions of new wall & trim colors, lighter kitchen cabinets and a few other things here and there. It's been very well taken care of and I can't wait for it to be our home!
More house pictures here.
Thank you all for the prayers and sweet words!
Don't forget, I teamed up with Home Depot to share with you all some things our family does in hopes to be more "green" :) Check that out here.
Brayla Bees winner will be picked and announced later today.