Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been pretty quiet here on the blog and on social media over the last several weeks, so I think it’s time for a little update. It all started with Little Miss getting croup and then a cold the following week and none of us sleeping. And then, among that craziness, we decided that we are going to put our house on the market and build a new one!
My husband and I have been talking about selling our house and moving for a couple of years now. Our little house, while an excellent first home, won’t be able to hold us much longer if we plan to add to our family. The original plan was to spend the next year fixing it up and get it on the market in early 2018.
We knew we wanted to be able to spread out a little bit and had looked at houses online with an acre or so of land. Many of the houses we found were way out of our price range or needed a lot of work. There didn’t seem to be much in between. My in-laws live on acreage and some of that is being passed along to my husband. So after some consideration, we decided that it would be silly to pass up free land and that we should just build a house out there. And since interest rates don’t look to be getting any lower, we figured we might as well get the ball rolling.
We met with our builder for the first time in the middle of January and things have been moving quickly since. The architect finished our plans this week and now we’re moving into the phase of getting estimates from all of the subcontractors. Thankfully our builder is in charge of all of that, but in the next few weeks we will get to go pick out all of the fun things like flooring, fixtures and countertops so that those costs can be added to the report we will give the bank.
Now that things are moving on that end, we also have to get our current house in tip-top shape and ready to get on the market. It’s a good little house, but needs some cosmetic help and a few small repairs here and there. Not to mention, we have to get a whole lot of junk out of here before we can list it! Let the decluttering begin!
I’m so excited to get to bring you all along on our home selling and home building adventure! I’ll update the blog with tips for staying organized when putting your house on the market, how to pack for a move, and any tips we learn as we build our new home.
If you have anything specific that you’d like be to write about, leave a comment here or on social media and I will do my best to write a post on that topic!