Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Living Life & Moving On

The showings have stopped as we proceed with the contract. Inspections, appraisals and deadlines are still keeping us on our toes. So far, everything seems to be progressing well. Our prayer is that the appraisal will be high enough not to cause any problems. A lot of the sales in our area have been foreclosures and short sales which isn't supposed to affect the comparables, but we'll have to just wait until the end of the month to see.
Meanwhile, we need to assume we are moving and be ready no matter what happens. My thoughts are this: if it all falls apart and we don't move it's okay and the house looks better than before with the paint touched up and the carpets cleaned! We are blessed to be making this move by choice and don't have to sell.
So, we are packing up all the random things we use, but not daily and giving away the things we no longer need. Most of what is in our regular living areas really is the stuff we use all the time. It is the basement and garage that need the most work both in weeding out what isn't needed and packing it up.
Not knowing where we are headed makes it all so interesting. We spent a day last weekend looking through homes in four different towns. It was so discouraging and well, disgusting at times. Truly.
We have circled back around to one of the first places we visited before we were even sure we would put our home on the market. In light of what we experienced this weekend, it looked a lot better than before. :) Plus, we were able to really go through things and discover that it has all new windows, wiring, plumbing, and a new roof and new furnace. Important stuff on a 1913 home. The big work is done. Some scrubbing and interior painting will make a world of difference.
It is on two acres with the loveliest barn that is visible for miles. The barn is huge. It needs to be cleaned out and painted, but the loft also adds the bonus of possible future remodeling into a guest quarters or rental. The barn has more square footage than the house. There is room on the main floor for Sweetheart to have his woodworking and metal working shop in the back and a little farm store for me in the front.
We put in an offer yesterday and will wait and see what happens.

4 comments:

Vicki in UT said...

I hope everything goes well for you. I remember when we were helping my mom look for a house. We saw some real doozies. I remember one house that had a 1" crack from floor to ceiling--you could see the side yard from inside! Best wishes!

Carrie at dumptrucksandteacups said...

Selling and moving is a journey that keeps us on our knees. Praying for God's best!

Bonnie said...

Gasp! That sounds perfect! Oh, I am so excited to hear what happens with this!
Praying some more (and though from the sounds of it, *I* want you to have this place, I'll be good and pray God's will)
Bonnie

BaileyZimmerman said...

Kim...I wasn't sure if you were going to rent or buy.
This sounds exciting!! How far from where you are now?
xox
L

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