As most of you know, we have been on the hunt for a new home for sometime now.
On our wish list was a one floor ranch with no basement or stairs.
Very different from our current home which is a raised ranch with almost 2800 sq ft of living space.
McG and I are not "OLD" per se, but we do know that in the coming years,
we will be working our way toward retirement.
We know first hand how difficult stairs can be,
because I had so much trouble manoeuvring them after my stem cell transplant.
We wanted to be prepared for the future,
but at the same time have a home that would be suitable for many years to come.
We found it just down the street from where we live now.
McG's sister and her husband currently own the home.
We have admired it for years, knowing that it was exactly what we were looking for.
We approached them after looking at houses for over a year now,
letting them know that we would be interested in purchasing it,
if they ever decided to sell.
To our surprise they contacted us a few weeks later to let us know
that they were ready to make a move to condo and would be willing to work out a deal.
That was amazing news - we worked out a price and what we wanted included in the deal and they began their search for a condo.
Fast forward a month or so and they found one and last week we put our house on the market hoping that it wouldn't take too long to sell.
Our home went on the MLS on Wednesday evening - Thursday night we had two showings and a call stating that one of the families wanted to make an offer the next evening.
We also had another showing on Friday night and those people wanted to put in an offer as well.
So, we had a bit of a bidding war.
Both offers were presented.
However, one of the couples was very eager to get the house and were willing to offer MORE than our original asking price.
They didn't need to sell a house and had been pre-approved for the mortgage.
The only condition they had was that it pass inspection.
We've been busy with a yard sale this past weekend and fixing up a few minor items we felt they might concerned about.
While we wait for the inspection I thought you might like to see the MLS photos that were taken of our current house.
They turned out beautifully and really made the difference in how quickly our home sold.
We will be busy packing as our closing date is August 29th.
I will definitely miss my yard at this home.
It is beautiful, but it is also quite a bit of work.
I will definitely be doing some gardens at our new home,
but not to the extent that this one has.
(All photos taken by Windsor Home Tour Inc.)
The kids are bittersweet about the move because this is the house they grew up in and
where all their memories took place.
McG and I are excited about what the future brings.
This house was all about the kids, but as they are now grown
(our daughter is 24 and our son is 20), it is now time to think about us and our needs
for the future.
We have lots of plans for this new to us home.
Plans that will change it and make it ours.
I hope you stick around and see what we have up our sleeves!!