About three weeks ago David and I went out looking at new housing developements. (We like to do that sometimes on the weekend.) Well we found a house plan we liked in a very nice community and made a deposit knowing the house won't be ready until about Christmas or a little later.
Given this, we put our house on the market. Well our house sold in 10 days and now we have to be out of our house by 08-31. So now we get the fun of moving twice.
Meanwhile school will be starting soon and I need to get my classroom in order too!
My stressless summer vacation has turned into a whirlwind of activities like trying to find an acceptable rental (that will accept a dog and a bird) for the interim period, packing hundreds of boxes, picking out granite, wood flooring, carpet, tiles, etc. And that doesn't account for my returning to work very soon.
O.M.G. This is soooooooo stressful! I need a cruise!
well some folks would say you are lucky to find a house plan that you like and that your house was in such high demand it sold in 10 days, With most folks it's the opposite...just curious..did not your real estate person suggest you put a clause in your seller contract that would cover the short fall of having to be out of your house so qucikly ?
I understand your stress having moved 11 times in 23 years with my company, but all things will work out...
The problem is that the Real Estate market here in Vancouver, Washington, is extremely hot right now. In fact the average house sale in Clark County is about 12 days and there is very little inventory. My real estate agent said they have the lowest inventory of homes for sale in the recorded history of the MLS here.
The retired woman that bought my house also had to be out of her home by the end of the month so there was no way to rent back or such. We could have waited to list our house I guess, but there is no telling if the market will remain this active through the winter months.
Well you will be busy, but what a nice thing to have-a brand new house with your choice of tiles,paint etc!! Just try and think of it that way as you are 'running around like a chicken with its' head cut off'!! Hope you find a short-term rental easily!! Have fun choosing your colours etc.!!
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thanks for your explanation...why don't you just take a leave from school, hire a moving/storage company to handle your move, find a kennel for your pets and take a 4 month world cruise, so when you return your new home will be ready, school will be on break, the moving folks will unpack your belongings in your new home, and your pets will be glad to see you (smile)...wow the market is that hot !!!!
Thanks all for the encouragement and the giggles. Luckily there is a cruise in our future on the Constellation over Thanksgiving.
Had I known all of this would be going on, I never would have booked the cruise, but I think it will be welcome relief. Besides we got a great deal on the cruise many moons ago and my final payment is only $600 and is due 9-6.
Today we went and ordered all of the appliances. That went quite well actually. I think there is hope and if not there IS a cruise. Thank goodness!