Okay, so you all know that we have put our house up for sale. That was a little over a month ago. So far we have had a couple little nibbles but no bites, which is a little discouraging, but we kind of figured that putting it up for sale so late in the year would mean that it might sit on the market until Spring before anyone takes any real initiative to buy it. I mean really who wants to move in bad weather? However, we figured it's better to just go ahead and get it listed just in case there is some crazy person out there who loves our house and likes moving in winter time. Hehehe.
Anyway, since we put the house on the market we have set out to look for properties in our area that have the quiet country setting we are looking for. So far we have found a couple that interest us.
The one that has everything on our wish list, the one that we have stopped and oogled a million times, the one that we got lender approval to purchase, the one that I believe God led us to (and no it's not the house in the picture above, drats!), is a reverse mortgage foreclosure which means that they will not accept any offer other than full asking price at this point and full asking price is just simply more than the place is worth....So, it's a no go...right now. I should've known. Dealing with foreclosure properties is ALWAYS a BIG headache. You would think the bank would just like to get their money out of a place and be done with it, but no, there's ALWAYS red tape, regulations and rules involved, especially when you're dealing with a government run agency like Fannie Mae as is the case with this one. They make everything so much harder than it should be. The continuous hoop jumping they make everyone do is so completely ridiculous and makes my head spin.
Anyway, I am a little disappointed, though I have not given up all hope, because I know that if God truly does want us to have it, it will be ours on our terms at our price). He's just that kind of God and when the door opens we'll go through it!! BUT, Just in case that door doesn't open, we have another place in mind that we love too. It's priced a bit higher than we really want to pay and it doesn't have everything on our wish list but the house is a little nicer. It doesn't have a fenced in backyard and it doesn't have a garage for all the hubs' tools and stuff but the property is gorgeous with fruit trees, a grape arbor, raised bed gardens and a sweet little creek. I also like that the home is tucked back off the road a little and is somewhat hidden in the woods....a truly quiet country setting.
So that's how the house hunting is going.
In other news, I wanted to let you know that I have been working on getting the bubs' room finished. So far we have added new bedding, a window treatment and have started the redo on his dresser. We have had a few set backs but it's coming along nicely. I still have a few things left to do (which will probably take me until Christmas to finish) but as soon as I can I will share all the details with you.
Until then enjoy this beautiful fall season with the ones you love.