Monday, November 17, 2014

The House Deal

I've mentioned here and there things about moving and selling our house, but I never really wrote about how this has all gone down.

Well, here it is:

Since, well, as long as I've known Drew (so 13+ years) he's been all about finding deals. I lovingly refer to him as Peddler Drew since he's the only person I know who can buy trucks, drive them for 2-3 years, and then sell them for more than he paid for them... yeah, I haven't figured that one out either.

Our house was a prime example of Peddler Drew at work. We bought our first house at auction 5 years ago for a lot less than it was worth. Since then, Drew's been keeping his eye on real estate in the area, especially more auction deals.

Which brings us to this July. In July he found this house. We went to see it, and I fell in love. The rest of the summer was spent in putting in offers, getting turned down, and eventually deciding it just wasn't going to happen.

Then, the first week of school, Drew texted me in the middle of the day to tell me the bank had accepted her offer. I actually laughed because I didn't think it was really true. Then there were more issues because it was a bank-owned property which comes with its own set of headaches, but Drew prevailed again and we finally closed on the new house two weeks ago.

With everything going on, we didn't put our house on the market yet. So the day after we closed, we put our house up. Six days later it had sold (at asking price) which was music to my ears. Have you ever tried to keep a house show-clean... with a two year old? No joke, we would finish cleaning the entire house, turn around, and there'd be a trail of food/milk/randomness all over the floor. Being told we didn't have to do that anymore was amazing... not to mention the whole sold deal.

Right now we're under contract, with the close in the beginning of December. Our plan is to move during Thanksgiving week since our family will all be here and those lucky guys have all been volunteered to help us move. If all goes according to plan, we should be good and settled before Boo # 2 makes his grand appearance! 

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