As I mentioned in my catching up post, we’ve bought a new house and also sold our current home. What I didn’t mention is that it all happened in less than two weeks.
You see it all started when I mentioned to the Hubs that we should meet with a realtor because houses were flying off the market in our area and I was worried we might miss out on the seller’s market. Our first home was a wonderful home for newlyweds and a great place to start a family. I loved it, truly, but with the addition of little Miss it was apparent we were outgrowing it and needed to move on.
At this point we weren’t serious about selling until the spring so the hubs agreed that meeting with a realtor was a good idea so we could begin prepping our home to list. So we put some feelers out and got connected with a wonderful realtor in the area. She came over and toured our current home and we explained that we weren’t in a huge rush and at the earliest we’d, maybe, be ready to list our home in October. Our meeting was pretty casual and after hearing what hopes we had for our next place she set us up with email alerts on homes fitting our criteria so we could get an idea of what was on the market over the next several months. The Hubs and I made it very obvious that we weren’t looking to move any time soon, so I am sure it came as quite a surprise to our realtor when we called her THE. NEXT. DAY crazy excited to look at a home that had just come on the market. The house had been on the market less than twelve hours when we set up our walk-thru and on the surface, it seemed to fit all of our criteria:
- MORE space. We’ve been busting out of the seams of this home since Asher became mobile. We wanted more indoor AND outdoor space.
- Four bedrooms. We want our children to be able to have their own rooms
- Solidly in our desired school district.
- Off any busy streets
- Space for a home office.
- Space for a designated play area
- Open concept kitchen/living area
This new home has it all! From the moment we walked into the house we could see our family growing there. So…we put in an offer that night! What a whirlwind it has been! We went from not wanting to sell OR buy for several months to doing both within a week. So now the real, gritty business starts.