Thursday, June 26, 2008

Things have been hectic

I haven't been blogging (or commenting!) a lot this week because things have been a bit hectic. Last Wednesday DH and I had a serious talk about the house and decided if we can move before November, we will. Our house, although fine for us just isn't suitable for a growing family nor does it have enough land for our dogs, so on Friday we met with our mortgage lady that we dealt with last Jan/Feb (of 2007) to see where we stand. She gave us some great options, one of which is to buy land and build a modular....so we have been searching our town for land plots ever since AND looking into the three companies her "modular guy" works with. For those of you confused about the difference between a "modular" and a "manufactured/mobile" house is....click here or here to see what we are looking into.

So, we started that process on Friday and have probably physically looked at 5 places so far with 3 or 4 more scheduled for this weekend. Then, on Saturday, DH and I went out of town to pick up our "new" car....a 98 Audi wagon and I LOVE it! Right now we are in the process of making a list of minor repairs to the house (touch up painting, waxing the floors, loose nails on the deck, etc) so we can schedule a "work" weekend (or two!) with some extra hands and put our house on the market. We plan to set it a couple thousand under market value so we attract more buyers and hopefully sell it within three months (which is the length it takes to build our home after we sign the land/construction contract) AND before the big day in Nov.

Now, if everything will just go as planned right?

8 comments:

Poltzie said...

Good Luck!

Jen said...

I will cross my fingers for you! I hope it all goes smoothly! It sounds like a very good plan.

Erin @ The Skinny Gourmet said...

everyone is saying what a great time it is to buy now because housing prices are so low. Best of luck to you on your search!

Christina said...

The modular homes look really nice! Good luck, I hope you're able to find some land and get one.

La La said...

Good luck on the move!

jenn said...

Good luck to you- my old manager built a house while pregnant- just take it easy on yourself- it's a lot to do! And if you ever get overwhelmed with all the choices- just try to remember that most things can be changed fairly easily, but getting the layout just right is worth it!

sara said...

I can see why you said things are hectic - phew that's a lot to do all at once! But I hope that the move goes super smooth and you guys find a place that is just what you want :-)

sara said...

I can see why you said things are hectic - phew that's a lot to do all at once! But I hope that the move goes super smooth and you guys find a place that is just what you want :-)