Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A Month in the New House!

I can't believe we've already been in the new house for a month. Time sure does fly.

And I can't believe I haven't written a blog post letting you know what's in store for the new house.  I'm a little overwhelmed because it needs so much but I'll try to give you a quick overview with more details to come in future posts.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

We moved!!!

We did it.  We purchased, remodeled and sold our fixer upper.  We closed last week and moved out on Saturday.  It was a long process, but truthfully, it went pretty fast.

I can't say I'm sad to have moved.  I liked the house but it was never mine!  I'm a full-time homemaker and serious homebody, so not having a house that was mine was tougher than I thought it would be.  I wasn't able to personalize it the way I wanted to or do things the way I wanted them done.  The bottom line was always how any changes would work for re-sale.  That being said, I hope the family who bought the house will be happy there.  It really is a great house.

Friday, July 15, 2016

We're Moving Tomorrow

I'm taking a break from packing to write an update on the house(s).

We put our current home, the fixer upper, on the market May 30th and had an offer the next day.  We closed on it this past week and will be moving out tomorrow.

We closed on the new house several weeks ago and have been working hard getting it in move-in-ready condition.  It will NOT be in move-in condition but we have to do it anyway.  The house had been vacant for at least a year or so and before that was a rental.  It's in pretty rough shape but nothing too horrible and so far no surprises.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

We Bought a House!

It's been a while since I wrote about our house search. So here's a quick update.

After hours of searching on-line, tons of drive-bys , looks inside and three offers, we finally made a deal. In fact, we closed on the house yesterday. 

The house is a 1250 square foot bungalow on a short acre. It has two bedrooms and one bath. It needs work but after some clean up and a couple of projects, we can move in and take our time remodeling. It's not exactly what we were looking for but it's what God led us to so we know it's what we need.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

We Found a House!

Yes, we finally found a house to buy.  It's not exactly what we were hoping for or expecting but it ticks off a lot of boxes on our wish list.  So we're going for it.  If we find that it's not what we want, we'll move again - but not for a while!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Moving Monday #3

The house search continues . . . on and on and on . . .

We looked at two houses last week.  The first was a second look at this one:
We wanted to see if there was any way it would work because it ticked off a lot of our boxes.  But after another look, we decided it wasn't an option.  Our main issues with the house were:

Friday, April 15, 2016

The House We Didn't Get!

I mentioned in yesterday's post that we made an offer on a house.  We actually made the offer last week and have been negotiating with the seller since then.  But we couldn't make a deal.

This is the house we wanted:

This house is a repo and is government owned. Our experience with repo's has been that it's difficult to purchase one at best and it can be even more difficult depending on the selling agent and/or the government office you're dealing with.