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We sold our house!!!!
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we bought a new house!!!!
Whew! About 4 weeks start to finish. Absolutely crazy! Here's a little time-line of our life for the past month.
3 -- Meet with our realtor for the first time, discuss plans to put our house up for sale, and look at a few houses we're interested in.
4 -- Our house is officially "on the market". A snapshot of our house and the listing is up on our realtor's website.
5 -- Our realtor and her assistant come over to take a bunch of pictures of the house and put the "For Sale" sign in the front yard.
6 -- Tour Day. Basically a bunch of real estate agents go around to houses in the area to spot out things for their clients. And our online listing is complete with 13 photos, a virtual tour, and multi-media slide show.
10 -- Prospective Buyer #1 (PB1) visits our house.
14 -- Our house listing appears in the local paper.
15 -- PB1 visits for the second time. Also a visit from PB2.
16 -- PB1 makes an offer. We submit a counter-offer.
17 -- PB1 rejects our counter-offer
21 -- PB3 visits our house.
23 -- PB3 makes an offer.
24 -- We submit a counter offer and they accept!
26 -- Go look at a house that we're interested in for the 2nd time. Make an offer.
27 -- The sellers make a counter offer and we accept!
I posted real quick this morning and wanted to add a few more things. Yes, we feel like we have been so blessed! And continue to be blessed everyday. Like I mentioned in my post several weeks ago we went into this hopeful, excited, realistic, calm, and willing to put it in the Lord's hands and see what happens. And he has taken care of us. Why? - I'm not exactly sure. But we'll take it!
When we walked through the new house a second time we had the kids with us and they were very excited about it. Yesterday when we received the counter-offer asking for a little more money (which we were willing to do) Scott decided to present it to the kids and have a little fun with it. He asked them where & how do you think we can get that extra money. They thought for a minute and then enthusiastically suggested that we need to set up a juice stand and sell juice for $15 a cup. lol. What sweet kids. We ran through the whole logic of it -- is someone really going to be willing to pay $15 for a cup of juice; can we sell enough to get the money we need; etc. But they remained unphased. This morning before Conner left for school he reminded me that I needed to buy some juice at the store. And I did.
I'm sure I'll have lots of adventures to share over the next month or so, . . . so stay tuned!