Saturday, January 8, 2011

Our House*

Our house is a very, very fine house
With two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy
'Cause of you
* Our House - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

At our house we have been hosting real estate agents and random strangers twice a week for over 4 months now. Yes our house is being sold by the owners. We have been umming and aahing about what is the best decision for us in terms of moving. Should we get out now, should we stay till it sells then find something during the 2 months notice we will be given, will we hold out and see if an investor buys it and wants to re-tenant it, etc, etc?

We have been going back and forth on these things for months now. Yesterday I read this post and the wisdom I gleaned from it was this ...

 When in doubt… choose forward motion. 

I immediately said to tinniegirl, I think it's time, what do you think? She agreed.
We had been keeping an eye on the rental market in the area just to get a feel for what we would have to pay and what was out there. One of our favourites was this one. 

Well yes it is a favourite, but it was for sale and a little out of our league at this stage. (We have determined that when it comes up for sale again we are going to buy it!)

We had however, seen a house a few streets away that was a little smaller than we ideally would like, but we decided to go and have a look as it was open for inspection. Then at about 10.30 last night, we decided that we couldn't really be bothered going and headed to bed. Well sleep was a little evasive in the 30 degree heat, and we continued to talk a little further about the house and decided that if we were going to start seriously looking for a house, we should at least go and have a look for comparison if nothing else.

So we happily trotted off this morning and promptly fell in love with this house.

It hit us between the eyes. It was unexpected and it was definitely love at first look.
Now we have completed and safely hand delivered the application forms etc, and have our fingers and toes firmly crossed.

What a blessing it would be to find and be offered the right house upon our first look. Thank you in advance Universe for making this process easy for us, and if we don't get it, I now know there is something much better out there waiting. Things are really looking up, I hold a sense of hope and a real sense of forward motion now.

How things can change in 24 hours!!!
Or is it because we are making it so?


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