Monday, August 06, 2007
Moving (for real)
Some of you may be thinking, hey didn't Robin say she was moving into a new house a while ago? Whatever happened with that? Well, let me tell you. We originally had an offer in on a house that was accepted. We had all our financing done and everything ready, the sellers however had a lot of problems with their bank accepting the offer even though they had given them verbal approval already. I was sick of being given the run-around and one weekend decided to look up some more houses on MLS. Well, I found a bank owned home that was the exact same floor plan as the other one we had an offer on only it was about 100 sf bigger and on a little bit of a bigger lot. Trent went and took a look and decided we would make an offer on that house and back out on the other. It had only been on the market one day and had another offer on it later the same day that we made an offer, so it was really a blessing that our offer was accepted. Since this was a foreclosure we had to deal with a lot of crap from slow banks again, but this time it all worked out. We have finally closed on this other house. It has the same cosmetic issues as the other house- needs all new paint and flooring. We had extended our rental lease twice and now have people moving in here on the 15th of this month. That gives us about one week to get the other house ready and get out of here! It is going to be a crazy busy week, especially for Trent. He already spent all Friday evening and Saturday ripping out carpet, linoleum and baseboards. One nice thing is that our new house is less than a mile from where we are now, which makes it really convenient for Trent to work on and for us to make lots of little trips moving stuff over there. We are so excited to get into our own place again and to settle in somewhere that we'll probably be for the next 5 years at least. I will be posting before and after pictures of the changes when they are all done.