So, when we put our house on the market almost 1 year ago (first week of April to be exact), why didn’t anyone tell me that moving is not easy? I know why we did it, and to be honest, it was a very smart move for my kids. We are now in a town where we are comfortable with the education our kids are going to be getting, especially my youngest in the special education program. But, why is it almost one year later and we are still not situated yet?
After five months of keeping my house spotless (or at least pretty spotless…no one needs to know all my dirty clothes were shoved into the washer and dryer. Or that my car was loaded up with about 5 boxes of stuff that I quickly picked up a few seconds before the showing), we finally got an offer on our house. This was back in September, yet we still had to wait almost 2 whole months to close. We were so thrilled to be over the first big hurdle! Of course, then it hit us. We had nowhere to go!
We scrambled for a few weeks trying to find just anything, but nothing was fitting our criteria. We needed a home office for me, a play room area for the kids, at least three bedrooms, a back yard for playing, no obvious major projects, a quiet road and very few stairs, if possible. I mean, we only had a few requests. The closing date got closer, and closer…and closer. We still had nothing. I think that I’m usually pretty easy-going, and live by the saying, “things will fall into place.” But they didn’t. No house came along.
Thankfully, my in-laws were able to take us in. We moved our family of four into my in-laws house, setting up the family room as our bedroom. It’s not the easiest set up, but we are so thankful that we have this chance to find a house that fits our family’s needs and save money in the process. We’ve been living here since the end of October, and still have found nothing.
But let’s get back to my original question? Why is this taking so long? Am I really being that picky? Next thing we know it’s going to be Springtime and I’m going to have to head to the storage unit and find all of our Spring and Summer clothes…I was really hoping not to have to go through a change of seasons!
As it stands now, we have a few options, but none of them are looking good. One is a short sale, one is not on the market yet, and the other one is listed way too high for the type of house it is! Eek. Anyone looking to sell their house?