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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Well...

We went out and bought ourselves a house.

We love it, and cannot wait to live there. It's the size we want, with many of the features we want. Clean, hardwood floors, updated bathrooms, two-car garage, fenced-in backyard, partially finished basement, located on a cul-de-sac street. It needs a little TLC cosmetically, but nothing major--just some paint and ripping up some carpet in a few rooms.

So, I guess you can say that 50% of my stress about this whole situation is alleviated. Only now the stress about the second part--you know, what to do with our current place--seems to increase tenfold. We're still hoping to be able to sell it, and thankfully, it seems that we still have some time to do so. But we're ramping up the efforts, that's for sure. Our current back-up plan is to find a tenant.

That's right--we might become landlords. Not by choice, but the market is shitty right now and it is what it is. We'll do what we have to do to avoid having to pay two mortgages.

Over Memorial Day weekend, three new listings popped up that met our parameters, and looked interesting to us. We made appointments for Wednesday to see them, so we did a little marathon house-hunting last night, and it turns out we found "the one." We've seen some seriously messed up properties during this process, and it was refreshing to finally find one that we felt was WORTH the asking price.

Thank you to all of you who have been sending good thoughts our way for a while now. Things appear to be coming together, but we just need this other piece of the puzzle to fall into place, too. We are choosing to have faith that it will all work out, but this Type-A lady is not one to fly by the seat of her pants. To say that I am slightly uncomfortable with the situation is probably a bit of an understatement.

Assuming our inspection goes well and we can figure out a date that's good for all involved (we're having a little trouble working around vacations), we will likely be moving into our new house in late July/early August. Yippee!

8 comments:

Hannah June 2, 2011 at 11:24 PM  

So exciting Heather!!! Congrats to you, Michael, Nora, AND Tessa! Prayers and crossed fingers as you enter the inspection phase. =)

Amanda June 3, 2011 at 12:07 AM  

Congrats, fingers crossed you sell your place or can rent it out. Make sure you post pics of the new place

Anonymous,  June 3, 2011 at 3:06 AM  

Oh Heather, that's such blessed news.

My husband and I have been going through the same process! Y'all would think that by the time you're buying a house for your third child it would be less nerve racking...it isn't!

Can't wait to see the pool!

- FLOREEN

xx

Anonymous,  June 3, 2011 at 7:07 AM  

Woohoo! Good luck with selling/renting and moving!

~Kristen

Helen June 3, 2011 at 7:51 AM  

So excited for you guys! *fingers crossed* the inspection goes fantastic. Good luck selling your place / finding a renter. I am sure everything will fall into place for you.

Krystie June 3, 2011 at 8:36 PM  

OMG! I'm excited for you guys! And did I just read someone said there is a pool? I didnt see that in the original post...

Can't wait to see all the details!

Megan June 4, 2011 at 9:51 PM  

Congrats on the house - awesome news! Now, sell current house, sell!

Amy June 5, 2011 at 6:56 AM  

Congratulations! Very exciting. Hoping all goes well with the rest of the process and the move! Aren't moves so much fun!?

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