So I know I've been MIA lately so I thought I'd explain what's been going on. Of course Max still takes up a majority of my time (and Mom's), but we decided to try to sell our house. We put a bid on a short sale house that is much bigger that we can expand into and build out a basement apartment for Gigi to live in. We are playing the waiting game on that one (could be a few more months to hear if they've accepted the offer) so in the mean time we were pondering renting vs. selling and decided to see if we could sell it.
Sign went up!
Before we could put the house up we did a TON of things to get the house in order.
New mulch and flowers
Repainting of some walls and bookshelves
Pressure washing the driveway and walkway
New back door and flooring fixing
Yes, I did fix that paint
And fresh paint for the front door, what a big difference that really did make
Well, all the hard work has paid off... The first people to come look at the house wanted to buy it for full price (after a few back and forth negotiations)! We are paying closing costs (and realtor fees of course) for them, but we are excited about it. We hate to spend any money out of pocket, but are glad we won't have to carry 2 houses and the deal we're getting on a new house wins out. We may be homeless for a few months (get ready Frank and Cora), but it will be worth it. Inspection is sunday so we hope all will go well and we can continue moving forward. They want us out Sept. 15.