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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Our Real Estate Journey

 I will tell you how we came to buy a house which resulted in us selling our present town home. Marvin and I find ourselves at Annunciation a lot since being confirmed there.  So we took a ride around the neighborhood behind the church. It would be nice to be able to walk to daily mass. Marvin is working with the St Vincent DePaul society so he is at church quite a bit. In addition he attends the mens group that meets on Saturday mornings at SEVEN.  The bad thing about this neighborhood is that houses seldom go up for sale there. One recently came on the market but it was sold before I could even go and look at it. Marvin and I began to pray that if we were supposed to move, God would bring the right house for us to the market.  Here in Decatur, real estate moves so quickly that realtors tell their clients to have a house to move to before selling their present home or they could be homeless.  Well a nice house came on the market...we went to look at it as soon as possible and we won the bid on the house. Yes, you pay above asking price in most cases.  So we are moving to The FARM. ( the name of the subdivision). Here is a picture of our new house.

Believe it or not most of the colors in the new house are the same or similar to colors here in my present home so no painting needed. It is 2000 square feet and all on one level. There are stairs to the attic which is a plus. The yard is small but Marvin has already purchased a battery powered lawn mower to mow it. I may help him a bit!  It will be nice to go back to a single home, no worries about bothering neighbors with noise etc.  The home is in a nice neighborhood with a park and a lake. I plan to do lots of walking there! 

We put our house on the market and it sold in 7 days. Being a townhouse was not in our favor and our town home is a middle unit so it had to be someone who did not care about that as well.  But the right people came along and we close on both houses at the end of the month. 

So the next two weeks I will be packing like a whirlwind. I have already packed up two rooms so I feel I can get it done. We will have about three days at our new house before we close on the townhome so we can move some of the fragile things before the movers arrive. 

And in the midst of this, we had a trip planned to Tybee Island/Savannah that was already paid for so we had to go! More on that on Friday. 

11 comments:

Sandy said...

WooHoo! Life is about to get fun. I am so excited for you. Take care of yourself though. IT will all work out and just take it slow.

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, what a lovely home you are moving into! Love the stone/brick! I think you will enjoy living all on one level. So happy for the two of you!

Georgia said...

Oh Arlene, your new home is beautiful. You will have sunshine coming in all of the windows! And, your grands will just love visiting. I am looking forward to your first Christmas. This is so exciting. I am so happy it is close to your Church Home too. I pray this house will be a blessing to you and yours my friend:)

Gina said...

Arlene, congratulations! So exciting! A walk around the lake will be so lovely. I'm so glad you found a perfect home and sold your townhome quickly!

Mari said...

Arlene - your new home is so beautiful! God had it all arranged as you close on both at the same time. Looking forward to seeing pics of the inside.
Good luck with the packing. :)

Jennie in GA said...

Congrats on the new home. God does provide.

Terri D said...

WOW!! That did happen fast! Your new home is beautiful and I am so happy for you! Take care and get some help when you can. No need to wear yourself out!! Is the new house still in walking distance of your church? xo

Barbara said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news! This is thrilling to read. It really is!

I am thinking my next house will be 2,000 square feet. When you have the time to respond, I'd like to know how many bedrooms and bathrooms are in your new 2,000 square feet.

I'm hoping for 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and only one room needing a couch (i.e. a living room but not an additional family room). And an eat-in kitchen would be fine with me instead of a formal dining room. So will you have that, or more, or less?

Again, congratulations. What happy news!

moosecraft said...

Wowie! That sure was a busy "break"! lol! But it's all GOOD! Congrats on your new home....it's beautiful!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so happy with you! What a beautiful home and how nice to fit in with your lifestyle. That's what I think about sometimes...what can improve my lifestyle! You've done something great that you will enjoy for years to come!

Carol said...

What exciting news, Arlene! I'm so happy that you'll have a bright, cheery house as it sounds like you were always a bit disappointed in the low light in your townhouse. I for one, need a lot of light in my home :) It sounds like an idea location and certainly looks like a beautiful home from the photo. Best of luck with your packing up and move ♥