Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Moving Out

We are finally moving!!!  In March we decided to get serious about selling the house and it worked.  Within one month we had an offer on the house which after a couple back and forth negotiations we have accepted.  As long as everything goes well with the sell we will close on May 24th.

I couldn't be happier about this.  Being a mommy of 3 little girls is the best, but is very tough when their daddy works 2 jobs 8 months out of the year and I work full time 50 minutes away from them.  By the end of the summer I will be able to be with my girls for a full extra hour per day!!!!!  That is about 20 extra daytime hours per month!!! 

We have spent numberous hours over the last month driving around, checking the internet and scheduling appointments to look at homes that are for sale in the Lehi/American Fork area.  We were not impressed with what we were finding.  Lots of short sales and foreclosures which we found take a miracle from God to get into.  We found one with a huge, unfinished lot that would take a little work, but met our needs.  One problem....the seller wanted 'new house' prices on it and would not budge.  The next day we took a drive over to some model homes and fell in love.  We were even more pleased to find out that building the base model of the home we loved was the exact same price of buying the other home that would take repainting and recarpeting.  We have reserved a lot (the last one that would fit this home with a 3rd car garage pending Les' decision on if he wants that added) and are in the process of financial approvals to move to the next step. 

In the meantime......we are packing our home to prepare to move.  We are on the hunt for a rental in the Payson area for 3-4 months and have only 2 weeks left to find one.  Lots to do.  Selling, renting and building at the same time are quite the nightmare, but it will be worth it in the end when we have a new home.  Wish us luck!


Alesha said...

Awesome Valerie! Where is your new home going to be built?

HalfBatty said...

We are still holding onto the lot for a couple weeks hoping to still be able to build in Lehi. It is in the Sprink Creek Ranch neighborhood just off I-15 on the west side and south of Pioneer Crossing.