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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Selling a house to a sibling

Gonna be leaving this beauty for a new home soon. 
Did I mention that my sibling is purchasing my existing house? For me, that's really weird for several reasons.

1. You don't get to sell and walk away... you will be visiting this house for the foreseeable future, so we put a lot more money into the home prep with that in mind... .that we actually cared to make sure nothing broke or there were no existing problems in the home that my sibling would have to deal with. (Even though we weren't positive they would actually buy.)

2. I will continually be visiting this house, that I owned for 15 years for the foreseeable future, and I will have to knock and not just march into a bedroom because it is not mine.

3. The awkwardness of selling something valuable to a relative. We're already super awkward people, so this did not help. We pretty much just got realtors and let them handle it... rarely even mentioning the house to each other (really awkward, right). And of course, we accepted a lower price than we would have from anyone else.

It's almost over.  The only thing left is the report from their banker's appraiser. After the inspection report, we were asked to fix 3 minor things, meaning the stuff we did beforehand probably was the right thing to do!

Our next stop is to move 1 months worth of clothes into the in-law's house and move out of here in the next 3 weeks.  Then 3-5 more weeks and our new home will be ready.  Siding, brick, and stone are going on this week!

ps.  I am still irritated by life in general. The house(s) issue is just a great distractor.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Why are we moving again?

The process of cleaning up, packing excess stuff, and staging the house has revealed that the house we live in is kinda awesome. Regardless, we are committed to the new house and it is coming along nicely. I still need to decide how to go about moving... twice and where to stay for the month (likely) between selling the home and buying the new one.

I guess the answer is that after 15 years in one home, we're just ready for something different. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Making progress on the new house

Fingers crossed for an offer completed on the current house.

Progress on the new house.

I just remembered that my current house was framed on the 4th of July and we moved in on the 31st, and surprisingly, there has been no real structural issues in this house.  I don't expect the new house to go up quite that fast, we still have 3 months to go, but I still have a feeling the builder is going to offer us an earlier closing... of course, we will need to have the current house sold first.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Oh poop, Hurricaine Irma and a new house build

I wasn't really worried about the state of the house. It was in the beginning stages and I knew that anything that blew down could be put back up. What I was worried about was the projectiles that a house in progress could cause on the rest of the neighborhood.

The good news is that only a couple pieces of wood blew away and did not ruin anyone else's house that I know of. The bad news is that the construction workers probably needed a fresh toilet.


At home, we in the NE suburbs of ATL lost trees in the neighborhood.  My yard is a mess. A shutter is kinda in a precarious position and we lost power for an hour. Most of our friends and family lost power for 24 hours. Some lost power for two whole days... one person is still out.