Wednesday, July 9, 2008

We chose house number. . .

One! (ala HGTV's House Hunters. . . get it?) We have a contract! We're closing on July 31st. Sorry to keep you all in suspense, but yesterday was spent ironing out a few details, and I'm superstitious enough that I didn't want to "jinx" it by saying anything too early.
I'm excited to "show" you the new place in pictures. It has a little more elbow room for all of us with a beautifully finished family room in the basement, in addition to the family room upstairs. The 3-car garage has lots of room, so Dan will have room to tinker on cars and put his workshop. I LOVE the kitchen! Lots of space, an island and a nice big window that overlooks the backyard. The best thing is, it is freshly painted (in colors I might have chosen myself -- except the dining room, but it's no emergency), and there's no "fixing up" to be done. We'll want to give it our own special touch, but overall, it is just fine. Yay!! This is a first for us. Our first two homes came with project lists a mile long.
Honestly, I prayed my way through this, which has to be the only reason we found a buyer for our place in eight days and then found a house that we love. It's a slow market. Houses can sit for months and the inventory is so low.
So, now I'm all about making lists. Three weeks doesn't seem like enough time to pack up our household in boxes and get it moved. And we're just going across town. I can't imagine traveling across country and starting over with doctors and schools and . . . hardest of all, friendships. I'm such a homebody, that this move is major enough for me.
Stay tuned:)

17 comments:

Lynne said...

Great news! I'm anxious to see pictures.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh wow, that's awesome Karen! Lots of work, but it sounds like a wonderful new home for you guys. Can't wait to see :)

Now, get busy on that packing, LOL!

Sandra said...

That is awesome, congratulations :)

Can't wait to see the pictures of your new house.

Trailboss said...

WOW! You sold your house in 8 days and found another already. That is fantastic! I also can't wait for pictures!

Becky said...

Oh my goodness congratulations! I am so excited that you sold your home so quickly. All that work you did made a big difference in the way it showed I am sure. Now someone else is saying the same thing you are saying about your new home ... "We can move right in and not do a thing!"

Our first homes came with a list of fixin's a mile long too. I told my husband when we started looking this last time that I wanted to move in to a house that was brand new. We ended up building and I am so glad. We love our home.

I can't wait for you to take us through this move. And I can't wait to see pictures :)

have fun!

Jen said...

I'm such a homebody too. Big Time...but congrats friend. This is so exciting for you. 3 weeks isnt alot of time but I know you will do it....just keep us posted...I cannot wait.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Congratulations! I know that's a weight off your shoulders....can't wait to see the pictures!

Xandra

violetlady said...

Karen, I am so excited for you. Do you know how unusual it is to sell in EIGHT days and also find what you want that quickly? I am a Realtor -- I know. Can't wait to see the pix.

BClark said...

Fantastic!!! I am with you on not sharing until it is a done deal. Get all excited and then, Boom, they pull the rug out. How wonderful to find one that meets all your needs and you only have to do fun stuff. I am now turning green with envy,lol. No, not really I love this old place and am certain we will get it all together. Best to you, Barbara

Renna said...

Congratulations! That has to be some kind of record breaking turn-around!

I can't wait to see pictures of your new place. :-)

Judy said...

Oh, wow!

Judith said...

This truly is straight from our Lord. I'm so glad we have a God Who isn't bound by calendars or how the stock market is doing.

Am so happy for you!

gail@more than a song said...

How exciting Karen! Looking forward to pictures later. You'll get it all done! How fun that you don't have to do too much to the new place....enjoy the process and take it all in!

Bev said...

Hooray for you guys, and you should be completely settled in and it feeling like home by the holidays which is always nice. I'm sure you're going to be so glad once it's all behind you.

PEA said...

Woohoo, congratulations:-) It truly must be a wonderful feeling to know that your house is sold and that your offer on the other one has been accepted!! I know it means a lot of work with the packing for the next 3 weeks but oh, how very exciting as well! xoxo

Scrappy Kay said...

Congratulations - and best wishes for all that packing!

Chappyswife said...

Karen! I am so happy for you. Yay that everything has gone smoothly! And I have to admit, just the teensiest bit jealous. :0)

I bet you are beyond excited. Can't wait to see the new pics.