It has been three weeks and one day since Dadzoo and I decided that we should look into selling our home and moving. We have talked a lot over the years about someday moving, but it was always far into the future, figuring that we still had a lot of things to take care of before we were financially ready to sell. Also we had a very definite goal in mind. We didn’t just want to move to another suburb somewhere, we wanted land, and that can be expensive.
Three Sundays ago, Dadzoo and I have the definite impression that now was the right time to move, it was completely out of the blue, we hadn’t talked about moving for a while and our finances hadn’t changed much. After talking awhile to each other we decided to investigate further, see what money we had saved and see what our home could sell for and how much money we would make from it. We also started to look around at what was for sale that had acreage. We shuffled numbers, saw what was out there and came to the conclusion that we really could do this! We could make it work.
So we contacted a realtor, started working on preparing and staging our home for sell and within two and a half weeks we were on the market, and had a house that we wanted to purchase. On Wednesday our house had a sign in the front and someone drove past, called our realtor to set up a showing for the next day, we weren’t even officially listed on MLS at that point, by Thursday night we had an offer.
So right now we are under contract for the sell of our house, meanwhile we have put an offer on the house we want to buy and are under contract with that as well. Now we have to jump through all the hoops, of home inspections and appraisals and such. If all works well, we will be moving into our new home (double the size with 5 acres) the first weekend in January, less than 7 weeks after we had our first impression that it was time to move.
I am thankful for a loving Heavenly Father who is mindful of me and my family and who directs our path. I pray that all will go well these next few weeks and that we will be able to buy our dream acreage, and make the new home our dream as well.