It’s “update day!” Wish I could be typing it’s “moving day” but hopefully it won’t be long until I can say that.
So here is where we are at with selling our house and buying a new house and even how pregnancy and baby is doing
We listed our house at the beginning of this year – you can read all about why here. After about 10-12 showings and 6-7 weeks on the market we got our first offer – which after some negotiation we accepted.
Which meant we had to sort of hurry up and find something we wanted to buy! We had been looking the entire time – viewing 5-6 homes a week in person and spending countless hours online or using real estate apps narrowing down houses we wanted to see. The housing market is a bit slim in our area and we had some specific things in mind that we were looking for – an area we loved, 4 bedrooms or 3 bedrooms and a bonus room, and a decent yard size. And we also wanted a house we could make our own – not necessarily a move-in ready, already remodeled type of home.
So about a week or 2 after we had contract on our current house we put a contract on this house!
Surprised? The exterior style is not what I would have first picked and I never thought we would end up in a 1 level ranch type house. BUT the exterior of our current home was not my favorite when we bought either. But over the years we have been able to make simple changes with colors of trim/shutters and adding lots of landscaping and character and the same will happen with our new home as well. We have big plans for this exterior and of course even more plans for inside which I will share later once all the papers have been signed.
Selling/buying/moving is never a easy, straightforward, fun process and I don’t think I expected it to be. BUT this process has been extremely frustrating, stressful, and difficult – all on the sale of our current home side. I am hoping that we are past most of that and that our rescheduled closing will happen on time or even earlier and very soon I will be sharing that it is MOVING day.
And on the baby front… Baby Girl (still nameless at this point – agh! such a big decision!) is doing very well. And I am feeling very good – not without any aches or pains or upset stomach at times – but honestly good the majority of the time. I don’t think I could have asked for a better pregnancy for which I am so very thankful. I have 6-8 more weeks to go and hoping I can at least be in our new home, boxes unpacked, and a few projects done before she chooses to arrive!
Much more to share later on the house and baby front (I am so anxious to get in there and start working on her nursery!) but need wait until everything is signed and done and then I will share much more. And of course take you on a journey as I DIY, decorate, thrift, and make this new house our home!
This has been an unusual and strange time of life for me – with very little or no projects to work on in our current home, countless hours spent consumed with house searching/paperwork/lenders and such, and then preparing to add an addition to our family. And I blog about what is currently happening in our home/life as it pertains to decorating or projects – which has been very little lately. So thanks for sticking in there with me and I can’t wait to be overwhelmed with a project list a mile long and get to share them all with you along the way. For now it is back to the pile of boxes and packing tape that it is calling my name! ;)