We took the Plunge . . . FOR SALE

Towards the end of July last year we decided it was time to start looking for another house.  We had bought our house as newlyweds 16 years ago and decided it was time to find something that better suited our family's needs.  We lived in a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom multi-level house, but after our baby girl came along, we just needed some more bedroom space.  The kitchen and living areas were fine, but with only 3 bedrooms, we had 3 boys in one room and it was tight - really tight.  We were torn though at the thought of leaving our friends and neighbors.  So, at the end of July this happened.

We listed it on a Friday and by Sunday it was under contract.  We were excited and stressed at the same time because we hadn't been able to find a house we wanted to buy.  But, by that Wednesday the deal fell through because the buyers realized their current housing contract wasn't up until November, so they had to back out.  We listed again just a couple days later and by Sunday evening we were under contract again.  After that it was a whirlwind with inspections, looking at houses, packing, etc.  Within a week though we found a house we really liked that had multiple offers.  We offered $6,000 more than the asking price and got the bid and were under contract.  After about a month of working with the lender, doing an inspection, getting a new roof (see photo below), and getting in a 10 day vacation, we finally had a firm date and this happened in mid-September.

We also rented a U-haul this same size (26 ft.) and loaded everything we could, minus furniture.  We weren't sure how much help we could solicit from friends and neighbors, so we hired out the heavy stuff.  It's wasn't the cheapest method of moving, but definitely saved us in the end and was well worth the money.

We were super excited to find a house with all our "wants" too, including enough bedrooms.

And one of the bonuses was that it was on a cul-de-sac and had an amazing back yard.

And of course the kids were super excited to have their own swing set, with enough swings for everyone.

We really love our new house.  We've done a ton in the six months we've been in our place.  So I have lots of fun projects to show you.  I'm currently working on decorating the walls, adding curtains, etc.  So stick around.


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