There has been a lot going on in the house situation. Our realtor told us to price our house $17,000 less than we wanted to. She said we would never get what we wanted for it. We sold it in 3 days for full asking price!!! It was listed on a Tuesday at 4pm. By 4:45 on Tuesday people were driving down our driveway. We had 5 showings in 3 days and accepted an offer on a Friday. We are set to close March 31st. As in 24 days from now. Which would be all fine and dandy if we had a house to move into!
We have a plan. We put an offer in on a house that is pretty much the SAME EXACT THING that we have now. Remember those list of must haves?! Yeah not so much. It is 3 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths. And I am losing major space in the kitchen. The plan is to live there 2 or 3 years then upgrade to the big house we really want. By then I will be working again and we will have more money. The nice thing about this house is the neighborhood. The biggest reason for us to move was to get into a neighborhood with lots of kids. This neighborhood is only 4 years old and is packed with kids Madison and Cooper's age!! I am VERY excited about that. The good thing is that we put in an offer and it was accepted by the sellers! The bad news is is that it is a short sale so the bank has to ok the offer. The offer was put in a month ago and we are still waiting.
There are no other houses out there that we are interested in right now. It is all riding on this one house. And chances are good that if we do get an ok soon that we won't close before our house closes. That means we will be homeless soon! We have a few options. Nothing ideal.
Option 1: Move in with Father in law and his wife. Nuff said there.
Option 2: My Mom offered to move out of her house and let us live there. She lives 40 minutes away from us in the middle of nowhere and her house is about 500 sq ft. Not happening.
Option 3: Ryan's friend owns a rental house around the corner from us. They have done nothing to get it ready to rent but have said we can stay there till the house comes through. Haven't seen the inside not so sure I want to =)
Option 4: We own an apartment complex and we can move into one of the empty ones. Apartment living with a 2.5 year old and a 5 years old will not be fun.
Our contract with the bank is good until March 15th. We NEED to hear soon!
And life goes on...
21 hours ago