Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Gratituesday - House

You know how I've been asking you to pray that we can sell this house?

Well, last Thursday we had an offer.

It wasn't a very good offer but...

An offer in hand is worth something.

So we countered.

And then they counter-countered.

And, even though it's still a little disappointing, we've agreed.

Apparently, the price point that was "as low as we could possibly go" is also the point that is "as much as they can possibly afford" but the buyer really likes the house.

So we're trusting that it was God who helped that to happen (for both of us, sellers and buyers).

Now we're signing papers and waiting for inspections and figuring out what happens to us next. And did I mention waiting? 'Cause there is a lot of waiting involved in selling a house. (If I've learned one thing in the past year, it's that.)

Did I mention that our closing date is less than two weeks before our baby is due?

Crazy times, folks.

And God is working in them all the time.

We've started looking for the next "new to us" house. We're praying that maybe there might just be a miracle and the house that we really wanted last year might become available again. (Stranger things have happened!) We're preparing the girls to live in an apartment or rental house for a while. ("But you said we would buy a new house!" One of our daughters felt we had pulled a bait-and-switch on her. Oops.)

So, we don't exactly know what happens next. We hope things go smoothly and the offer goes through (although we're not taking that for granted). And most of all, we are grateful.

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Deb said...

That's wonderful! Congratulations!

I understand about the selling the house thing. We lost our shirts, but that's just how it goes sometimes. Selling was a bigger priority than not losing money, sooo....

I also understand about the renting a house thing. We went through that with my son. I don't really understand WHY owning vs. renting has any impact on the life of an 8 year old, but there you go.

I hope it all goes well!

Lisa said...

I'm really praying everything goes smoothly with your sale and transition. I know you'll find the perfect house for your family. :)

Kris said...

Congrats on selling the house!! We've been there and didn't get the price we wanted, but in the end a few thousand here or there really doesn't matter when you are settled in your new house and everybody has a little space they can call their own! We also did the apartment for 2 months thing and I will say that was the worst, all my stuff was in storage and I felt next to homeless but again we survived! Good Luck!

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