Saturday, May 12, 2012

We Accept The Contract!

So we will be selling the house and buying my father-in-law's condo.  Provided that the sale goes through. 

We've been in our house for 12 years so the thought of moving/selling/donating stuff is daunting.  But I'm trying to focus on the end result.

Like how much $ we will save in housing expenses.  I figure we will save over $4K/year on operating costs alone - never mind the maintenance, insurance, and property taxes. 

And the fact that I won't have to write another $600 check for this and a $1200 check for that, all the while fuming about how much gasoline that money could buy. 

Still, as many of you who have been through the process know - it's scary stuff!


  1. You' ve climbed the first step . . . .

  2. Congratulations! You have a few big life decisions to make at one time, and that's pretty stressful. Now one is done. Selling the house can be the biggest one, because lately they don't sell that fast, so you did a good job there. :)

    Maybe when the house closes it will be easier to make the other decisions.

    That sounds like a neat school in the last post. (I'm catching up this morning.) You have a few options with employment. All your hard work is REALLY paying off, it's so nice having choices. So many people can't get any job at all. I think that says something for education and choosing an actual career. :)

  3. Glad the decision was made. Now I hope the closing goes smoothly for you all. It will be good to have the Condo as a home base and as a toe in the real estate market. I do think they will be good investments again in the future. It is the American way.

  4. Thanks everyone - I knew you would get it.

    The condo won't lose value - we are in a college town about 4 blocks from campus. John can walk to work! I could too if I still had a job.

    The empty unit next to us sold about 2 months after going on the market. They get scooped up here -mostly by the gameday crowd.

    There are only 4 units in the HOA and the president is an old family friend. It's a good situation.

    We signed the sale papers for our house this AM. Fingers crossed that all goes well.

    Thanks again for your support.

  5. Things are moving fast now! Congratulations!

    Walking distance to the campus in a college town? Yes, the condo should definitely hold its value!

  6. You'll get through it. Just remember to take some luxurious little tea breaks along the way. I hope you have a very great Mom's Day!

  7. Yup, That is a big step out of the way. Fingers crossed that the sale goes through smoothly.

    It is daunting to have to go through 12 years of stuff. One room at a time is my motto - and maybe the Buyer will want to buy some things you won't be needing now.


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