The past two weeks have been absolute madness. Between massive amounts of showings for our house, and major crisises (what is the plural of that? crisi? crisises? whatever) happening with family and close friends we have been going nonstop. But hopefully, after this past weekend, things will be slowing down.
We have accepted an offer on our house. There were two couples competing for our house and the final offer that we accepted was over our asking price. Not only that but they are trying to close as soon as possible to get us the cash equity right away, and then giving us the option to rent the house until the construction on our new house is finished. How perfect is that?
Once we put our house on the multiple listing for realtors to see everything started moving very quickly. It has only been three weeks since Todd's friend became our realtor and we already received multiple offers. So good. My mind tells me that perhaps we should have gone the realtor route a long time ago, but then we wouldn't be getting the remodel house in my dream neighborhood, so my gut tells me that everything has happened in the right order. I thought the first house was a dream house, but this one is even better. Timing really is everything.
Now all we are waiting for is the appraisal on the construction property, and we will schedule the closing so we can begin the remodel as soon as possible. It is all very exciting, really. I can't wait to show all of you the pictures of the fixer-upper. You may be a little shocked at the before pictures (so much work to be done!), but I know it will be great when it is finished. The house is gonna ROCK. Woohoo!
Thank you all for being patient with me. I know I've been absent for a long time but I'm looking forward to catching up with y'all and getting back into the bloggy world. See ya soon!