So much can change in such a short amount of time. We got an offer on our house on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. After a little negotiation (the buyer's readily agreed to our counter... they really like our house!), we agreed on a price and terms and signed the contract. We then started to frantically look for a house. Our house had been on the market for 6 weeks and after two disappointing showings, we started to think that this wasn't supposed to happen. And then we got a request for a showing the day before our second open house. And then we got a second request for another showing for those same people. They put in an offer that same night.
After spending countless hours online looking at houses, we resigned ourselves to the likely fact that we'd be moving into a rental until we could find a house that met all our criteria. And then I saw a house online that I liked. It was a little out of the price range that we were looking in but it had been on the market for several months and had a blatant physical defect that would work in our favor. We saw a total of six houses before requesting a second showing on the house that we liked. The second showing was on Sunday and we put in an offer that night. Our terms were pretty stiff but their counter was very reasonable and we agreed to it. We're set to close on both houses on Jan 2nd if all goes well.
Our new house is pretty awesome. It's a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 story with basement, 2 car garage and sits on a half acre. It's in a little bit older subdivision that's right on the city limit so it really has a country living feel to it. The house needs some updating but it's in pretty good shape and just needs some TLC to make it shine. We're really excited about our new house but sad about leaving this one. We've loved living here, loved making this house into our home, and we will miss it. But we get to make another house into a home, a home that will one day, God willing, be bursting at the seams with children and animals. What an exciting adventure we're embarking on!