Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Recession? What Recession?

For some reason my mother, who already knows everything that is going on in my life, keeps insisting that I write blog posts about things I've already told her all about. I'm not sure why. She is protecting me from the blog police, I think. I've heard they give you a ticket if they find out that something happened in your life that you didn't blog about. I'm so glad someone out there is looking out for my finances. So without further ado (and for those 4 of you who don't already know this...)

We are officially on the market!
We officially have an offer!
We unofficially have two offers!
We are officially under contract!!!

Wow, that sure went fast! We went from listed to under contract in 1 day! I guess selling our house was meant to be. But it does make me:
1) wonder if we listed our house too cheap
2) wish I hadn't hired a realtor for one day at the tune of $5000
3) wish I had re-activated my own real estate license and saved myself $4000 (stupid dues)
4) wonder if I should just shut up about the money and be happy it sold so fast
5) feel a bit nostalgic about leaving behind this beautiful, charming Victorian house
6) suddenly feel panicked at how much we still have to do to get ready to move
7) get really super excited about parking my car IN A GARAGE
7) wonder if we're really ready to move to the 21st century

I guess we'll find out in 3 days!

Ok...back to packing.

p.s. For those of you (Mom) who are wondering whether I will feel compelled to change my blog name/address/picture now that we're moving, the answer is no. It all started with a little pink house from 1895, and that's the way it's going to stay.


Jen said...

Your mom was not the only one wondering about the title of your blog, when I told Andre his first question was is she going to change her blog stuff now. lol I hope all goes smoothly with your move and sell of your house.

Anonymous said...

You still haven't told me where you're moving. :P

Kristina P. said...

Congrats! And sorry. :)

Sara said...

So awesome, not a lot of houses moving on the market right now. It's super painful to have a house for sale long term. Looks like it was meant to be.

Hildie said...

I was wondering about the title of your blog too.

Mrs. O said...

I think that porch will be hardest to leave. But yay for the new digs!

Teachinfourth said...

Yeah, switching up the name would just be much too confusing for everyone. I think it's a good idea just to keep it like it is… maybe a sort of a testament to where you started off.

Bjorge Queen said...

I read in the Readers Digest a few years back that Utah is the only state in which you are legally required to use a realator to sell your home. I wonder what that's all about.
Congrats on the garage. They're really nice if your neighbor is weird and overly chatty.

CaraDee said...

Reader's Digest is wrong, I sold mine w/o one a few years ago.

2nd, at the singing portion of the fair, one of Brandon's cousins sang the Little Pink Houses song and it made me laugh since I'd never heard it before.

Omgirl said...

Ya, I don't know where reader's digest got that from. I think there are states where you have to use a realtor, but I know our state isn't one of them because I used to be a realtor and lots of people I knew sold their houses on their own, w/o me. Sniff.

Financial Aid for College said...

The summer picture of your little pink house is very beautiful! And I will miss that little pink house and all it's memories. When I left, I had no idea I would never set foot in it again. (sniff)

Kay said...

I did not know you where selling, or moving. Where too?

sarah marie. said...

wow that was so fast! i'm so excited for you guys.

Nicki said...

I can't believe your house sold that fast!! That's awesome! It was such a great house, I was just going through pictures the other day and came across your wedding. A lot has changed since that day!

Mia said...

What a relief that your house sold so fast. That is fantastic. I was wondering about the blog too, glad you are keeping it!