Friday, August 6, 2010

We're in process of moving

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.

5 comments:

Bobbie Ashley said...

Linda, moving can be so very stressful. The last time we moved, my DH idea of moving was to place everything in a garbage bag instead of packing it. Needless to say, we made it through and I did not sign the divorce papers,giggle, just kidding.
I just know that everything will work out very well for you. If you can stitch a bit, it will relieve your stress and calm your nerves.
Wishing you a very stress free move and may you settle in your new home problem free.

Cheers,
Bobbie

SandyQuilts said...

Hey girl will there be a place for your longarm?

Hope you're well.

Kathie said...

goodluck with all of this
we hope to downsize as well in the next few years.
keep us posted!
Kathie

Cheri said...

Hi Linda, I am a praying person and my prayers are sent your way. It is scary to make the move decision, we have been doing the same thing: leave the bigger, older house or start doing some updates here. After much soul searching the new windows and siding are on order - I guess we are staying put. It sounds like it is the right thing with your fast offer, congrats and have fun finding your new home. I have missed you on the CWB blog, and look forward to seeing your next block.

Cheri

Kim D. said...

Hi Linda, Wow an offer already.. Yeah!! Looks like God has already answered your prayers. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that the appraisal will come through at the right price. Miss you, hope to see you soon.

Hugs,

Kim