Sunday, August 09, 2009

Bitter Sweet

Well, we got another one. An offer that is. In four weeks we have had 39 showings, 2 offers, 4 people ask for disclosures saying they are going to make an offer (but didn't), 4 second showings, 1 third showing, and finally 1 solid contract. Man selling a house is a lot of work. I must admit I have been like a maid on speed these last few weeks. I feel like all I have been doing is cleaning. I even told our maid to not come the last two weeks because there was nothing for her to do here- it was spotless. Hopefully now that we have a contract things will slow down and we can "live" in our house again. We have pretty much been living hour to hour and some days minute to minute. Did I mention 39 showings?? Geeeshhh!!

So the plan. We close on our house here September 8th. We fly out to Birmingham this week to look at the homes that were in our top few (since the one at the top sold ) and at a few more that are either new to the market or have been lowered into our price range. It is crazy how bad the economy has affected the housing market out there. When they do a price reduction...they really do reductions. We are lucky here in our little bubble where housing is still holding steady. Gavin's school starts this Tuesday out in Birmingham. He will obviously miss his first day and possibly first few weeks. However there is a chance that if we find a house that is new or vacant..and a few are, we can possible lease them for a few weeks until we close on our house here. We have the movers all lined up and all they need is a week notice. (Deep Breath...Deep Breath..)

So that's the scoop here in our little world. I will keep you all posted on our house hunting progress!! But as for now, we have another closing date....

Bitter Sweet...Bitter Sweet....

11 comments:

Honeyman 4 said...

So bitter sweet... :) We put our house up a week and a half ago, just for fun...staying local. But I get the constant cleaning, it's tiresome!!! We have only had 4 showings so far.

sarah watson said...

oh, so bitter sweet :( congratulations and hopefully things will move very smoothly from here on...

ChrissyK said...

I agree, Bitter Sweet is the word. This will be an exciting time for you guys, but you will surly be missed.

Tanni said...

Deep breath! You have so much going on and I know how stressful it can be....moving with 3 kids, but I did not even move states. I hope you find the house of your dreams and you settle in a make fabulous friends. :)

Amy said...

Oh, I dont even know if I should be happy or sad?? Im sad that you are moving but happy that everything is falling into place for you guys. I know that it has been a long time coming. Keep us updated!

Our Life Together said...

Lacey, Lacey...that is a lot to take! You guys will continue to be in our prayers through all this change.

Toni said...

You are on overload! We are praying that everything falls into place for you guys! Yes...definitely bittersweet....

Mike and Jess Richey said...

I am praying for peace for you Lacey. You know God has something up His sleeve! Love you!

Kristyn said...

good grief girl....you've had it tough!! bitter sweet is a good way to put it. I am so sad to see you guys go, but glad that things are working out the way they are supposed to.

Allison said...

I'm just flat out sad...not happy in one bit for you. Just seriously could cry...

MKHKKH said...

I happy that you no longer have to do the house song and dance, but I know how hard this must be for you. :( Hopefully you will be under contract with your new home very soon!