Monday, July 15, 2013

Housing News

Well, it has been a very full week, which is why I did not post a VBS day 3, 4, or 5! (We did, in fact, have them.) But in addition to VBS, we did receive, negotiate (a little) and accept an offer on our house, then found a house that we like and will be putting an offer on tomorrow. And during all this leaving our house with some frequency to allow realtors to show it. So it was a very hectic week.

The house we found (actual picture to the left) needs a little work- some really ugly wallpaper, paint and rug colors, and a few other updates - but overall is nice and would fit our needs well. Finding a "grandpa suite" on the main floor isn't easy, but this one has a nice one. It is also only about 1 mile from our current home, which means none of our kids have to change schools, we get (I believe) to keep our phone numbers (home and church), and already know the neighborhood and where everything is. There are many positives. So, tomorrow we'll meet with our agent and submit an offer, and hopefully get it and put a lot of this behind us.

I'll write more soon about VBS and our Kid's Fitness Fair which we had on Saturday as well. Stay tuned!


Anonymous said...

"needs a little work- some really ugly wallpaper, paint and rug colors, and a few other updates" otherwise known as sweat equity ... in addition, you get to choose the colors .. the amenities added ... and if you do the work (sweat equity) yourself, you should be able to stretch the always limited dollars!

God's Blessings!

Pastor Peasant said...

Yup! That's why we're making an offer. We don't mind doing some of the work. In this area (metro DC) many folks want a house they can just walk into which has all the latest updates and is ready to go. We're hoping the fact that this needs a little work will prevent other offers! :-)

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