Two weeks!

11:01 PM Posted by Natalie

Two weeks from today, we will be moving into our new house! As most of you should know, we put our house on the market last June, just hoping that we would be one of the lucky few who are actually selling their houses these days. Not only do we need a bigger house, but we need to be closer to the boys' school. Although we had several people very interested in the house, there was always a hitch, mostly due to them having credit problems. In the meantime, we found a house that we love and put a contingency contract on it. When our contract was up with our realtor, we had the prospect of a property investor who was interested in the house. We decided not to relist the house in case it went through and that way we could keep any and all profit from the house. However, that fell through, too. The market is just BAD.

With the advice of several reliable people in the real estate business, we came to realize that the only way to get out of here anytime soon would be to lease the house. Although it was a little scary to me, after much discussion we decided this is what we would do. We want to move, we NEED to move, and we don't want to lose the other house. But in order to offer this house for reasonable rent, we had to refinance our current mortgage.

The information we got was right on, we found a couple to rent the house very quickly. We closed on the refinance this past Thursday, the lease has been signed, and now there is only one hurdle left....we have to secure the loan for the other house. Our loan officer has assured us that everything should go smoothly, but I'm one of those people who is always waiting for the other shoe to drop. We've got another family counting on moving into this house on December 8th. We're counting on closing on the new house on December 5th and moving that weekend. Everything has to work perfectly from here on out.

God willing, everything will be fine and we will be celebrating this Christmas in our new home! Please pray that it all goes smoothly for us. If you'd like to see the new house, you can check it out here. Just the idea of having a two car garage after not having ANY garage for the past 11+ years gives me goosebumps! No more scraping windshields or clearing off snow! AHHH!!! More than one bathroom...a little piece of heaven. Main floor laundry...oh the joy! All the shopping I could want within 6 minutes...I don't have the words for that, LOL! I could go on and on, but it suffices to say that this house will be just perfect for us, especially when we fix it up the way we want it, including an extra bedroom in the basement for Joey. I can't wait to see it when it's all empty!

So that's where things are right now. I will keep you all posted!


  1. Angie Vinez said...

    So awesome, Nat. And, let me just tell you how incredibly jealous that you will be SIX MINUTES from shopping! I'm not 6 minutes from anything, except maybe another cow pasture. Oh, and my Mother in Law.

    I'm praying that everything goes through and that you are enjoying your new house very, very soon!!

  2. Proud Parents of Halainah Grace said...

    Natalie, I am so happy for you and am thrilled you have found a new home. Deanna and I will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers.