Friday, August 12, 2011

House Update

Our Inspection, Termite and Radon reports came in today and they were even better than we expected! We have to install a new hot water heater which we already knew, and do 3 other tiny things and then we're ready to roll! Our last hurdle to get over before settlement is the appraisal which I'm hoping is going to be done next week. I can't take the not knowing anymore!

We have been seriously house shopping and are really thinking that we will NOT be moving to NJ. We cannot find anything we like in a house but worse than that we can't find an area we would want to live in. We're just 'country folk' I guess and in NJ there isn't much of that in our price range. We have fallen in love with a house in PA but aren't done shopping just yet. We are hoping to put an offer in on something as soon as we get the appraisal results.

I'm stressed beyond belief, exhausted from not sleeping, walking around in a fog because my mind is going 1,000 miles a minute, and just beyond excited, happy and relieved!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


We got an offer on our house and are going to close Sept 23 if everything goes well! We are cautiously excited. The inspections and appraisal will be done on Monday the 8th and we hope to have all of the results by Friday the 12th. I'm beyond nervous that something will go wrong with the inspections or appraisal and the deal will fall through. I'm nervous about the radon testing for some reason. We had ok results 5 years ago so we should be fine but I'm so scared that the results are going to be dangerously high and we didn't know it and it hurt the kids or something. I know I worry too much. The appraisal is going to be a huge hurdle as well as making sure the knob and tube wiring in two rooms doesn't pose a problem. It shouldn't because the buyer knows about it now since it's in the sellers disclosure. After the inspections are complete and the buyer ok's everything or we come to terms with changes they want made, we will start looking for a new house. I don't want to start too soon be because I don't want to fall in love with a house and then have something go wrong with selling this house. Everything just seems so surreal.
Last week we sold Matt's truck. He loved his truck but we decided that we needed to get rid of it since the house wasn't selling and we couldn't afford the gas in it anymore. Last weekend I buried a Saint Joseph statue upside down, facing our house next to the for sale sign and said a prayer to Saint Joseph to help us sell our house and move on. I had never heard of this before and if you haven't either, google it so you know I'm not completely crazy. But my friend Rebecca, who I owe big time for telling me about it, suggested we get one. Low and behold, we got two showings on Monday and a signed contract on Wednesday. I also can't help but think that MomMom had something to do with it. MomMom always told me to "not take her babies away" and move away from her since she just adored seeing them all of the time. And now that she has passed, she helped us sell since she's now with us wherever we go.

I better try to get some sleep.