Well – looks like the time is (finally) here. One of my goals for 2017 was to sell my house & buy a new house. As of Friday my house has officially been sold. Although I knew we had to buy a new house with the arrival of our second child, it still seems weird. This was the first house I ever bought, and I’ve lived there for over TWELVE years (more than a third of my life).
I now have until September 15th to find a new house, get possession and move in otherwise i’ll be living out at the cabin for a few months. I loved my little house, and truth be told, I probably would have lived there forever if our family remained a one child home. That being said, there are a few things I am looking forward to in a new house – things I didn’t even think to consider when buying my first home.
The great news is everything went super smooth with the sale of our house – we listed it – had showings for 4 days and on offer date – we had 2 offers (both above asking price) and had it close 3 days later!
Here are some pics of the little house i’ll be leaving next month:(
On a more happy note, while cleaning the house and de-cluttering I decided to roll my spare change I had which resulted in $1176.00. It’s amazing how fast change adds up. I took it to the bank and put it directly down on my line of credit (one of my other goals is to have my line of credit paid off by the end of the year).
In case you wanted to know what $1176 in change looks like:
My neck and back hurt for 2 days after just carrying it from my car to the bank.
Not much else is new from the finances side – and unfortunately until a new house is purchased, and I figure out all the new monthly expenses I probably wont be making any purchases (aside from the few funds that get automatically purchased every 2 weeks). Plan is to buckle down – eliminate all debt – buy a house and once I’m settled I will re-focus on finding some good buys!
I am not sure how much time i’ll have to post until we are moved into the new house – so aside from monthly portfolio updates the blogging will probably be pretty scarce. It’s probably for the best though – it’s +30 and you should be outside drinking a beer anyway!