It’s been a while since I announced on here that we were putting our house up for sale and gave you a look inside. You must be a little curious about how all that is going, right? If you’re not then, I’ve severely misjudged my importance, and I might need to reassess my mission in life. HA. So if you are interested, awesome, follow me. Otherwise, moving right along folks, see you tomorrow with a new outfit post.
It was pretty much six months ago that we decided to list our house for sale. Since then we have had some ups and downs. As some of you around here for a while would know, my background IS real estate, so I know what to expect. This is also my sixth home. I get it. It’s hard not to tear your hair out though when problems with the company who built your home are overshadowing everything.
We sorted those problems out last Monday.
We signed a contract Thursday.
Can’t complain about that! Haha.
So by the middle of this month we will know if we are unconditional and moving early next year. The idea of packing our lives into boxes is exciting. I love moving. I love the challenge of building or renovating new homes for us. I’m firmly of the belief that if you stay too long in the one place you get stale. And while, for us, we don’t move towns too often, a good house swap is just what the doctor ordered.
I know you’re probably wondering where we are going to go when we sell. Well, I’m even in a position to answer that! Nowhere. Haha. We are staying locally and will probably take up an offer from my sister to crash in a room or two of her house while we finalise the purchase of a new property. The double move will suck, but I don’t like to be rushed. Plus we live together well, and it means she can pack my lunch for me. A double win.
If I told you have a house in mind already, would you think I was nuts? A family friend is looking to sell their property, and it’s THE place I want to be. Mr. Suger agrees, now it’s a case of making it work if we can. People would say that’s a bad strategy for buying a house, to let the person know how much you love it, but I don’t think so. I know that for some people knowing that you will love their home as much as they do is reassuring.
And that, my friends, is an update. I’ll keep you posted, ok?
Hi! I’m Melissa Walker Horn. Around here, they call me Suger. I’m the Chief Blogger and doer of all the things here at Suger Coat It. Blogging since 1901; I love a casual ootd, taking photos, and writing about things that irk or inspire me. I love wine and cheese, long days at the beach and spending time with my family. I make stuff for the internet over at Chalkboard Digital. You know, living the sweet life.
I have been curious. I even nearly private messaged you about it. Im with the “hope you sell it to someone who loves it as much as you do” clan. Unfortunately the market in Sydney is not conducive to that as there are lots of foreign investors around who don’t really care about what they are buying. I fell in love with a beautifully renovated property recently. Obviously made for the two of them but family called them away. So sad to see it go to someone with deeper pockets who only viewed the house `10 minutes before the auction. Now I am bidding on another place also renovated “by the family for the family.” I will bring as much love to this place as they did. Well I hope so anyway.
Good luck with getting your dream home.
Haha. You wouldn’t have been the first to do it either! We had to meet the market when we chose to list our house for sale, but that’s why we are keen to buy again in the same market. It’s much of a muchness then.
Good luck to you!! I hope it comes together in the end and you have THE house for you. x
We are looking at selling our first home next year and building. Im torn about it though?
I would love to think that someone who loves ours first home as much as we do will be our potential buyer. We have put a lot of years into creating a great family home, but sadly have outgrown it. I still love it, and hope someone else can have a great start to their family life like we did.
This is the little house I bought our two babies home to. We have pets buried there (bit gruesome probably!). Lots of lovely things have happened in this home, and I would be devastated if we sold it to someone who just wanted to demolish it for the land…..
I agree Kelly, we put so much effort into our home to make it liveable and something we loved, it makes me happy to think that the next person loves it just as much as we do. Not everyone thinks that way, let me tell you, the run it into the ground strategy is alive and well. So ick.
Good luck with your decision. I know you’ll arrive at the right one for you and your family.
Oh exciting times ahead, fingers crossed for you love. X
Indeed! Thank you lady. x