I haven't posted to my blog for a few weeks. I've temorarily been sidetracked. We've decided to downsize and have been preparing to move. We finished staging the house, felt like we priced it right, and put it on the market. We were kind of amazed when we received an offer on the 3rd day after listing. Next is the appraisal process. We're hoping and praying that the appraisal price will support the contract price. If you're a praying person, please say a few for us. Due to the state of the economy, we're a little bit concerned in this market because our realtor told us that the new regulations now require appraisers to factor in foreclosures, short sales, and bank owned properties when determining the appraisal price. We've found that those are all quite a bit lower than regular sales (and there are so many of them compared to regular sales). There are a few things we'll be working on before the appraiser gets here on Monday and then within a week or so there'll be the inspection.
We've been shopping for a house in Sun City and think we've found a place that will suit us. Again, prayers and good thoughts requested that all goes smoothly on the purchasing end. Rick & I are both pretty tuckered out already. Can't wait to get settled and back to calm days and stitching.