As we began to explore other options we realized that there was a possibility that we could move to a beautiful part of Southern PA. We drove up and explored the area a few times before deciding to meet with a Realtor (just to look). We spent a day looking at beautiful homes on large rural lots in the rolling farmland and we were sold! We even found a house that we loved that very first day. It was a gorgeous, unique Victorian built in the 90's that had tons of potential but definitely enough projects to keep us busy for a long time. Of course we thought there was no way we could buy that house since we hadn't even talked to a Realtor about listing our house yet.
When we got home that weekend we decided to jump in with both feet and get started on the process of listing our house. We spent a week packing up extra clutter and cleaning like crazy. At the end of the week we met with a fantastic Realtor from our church and before we knew it, there was a sign in our yard!
If you know my husband you know that usually when he sets his mind to something it happens and it happens fast. Of course buying and selling homes is something that is out of anyone's control which drove him crazy! Luckily we didn't have to wait long! We were under contract in less than a week. I like to think it was fast because of our amazing decorating and DIY skills :) but the real reason is that the market here just moves really fast.
Since only two weeks had passed since we first saw the pretty PA house we were able to put an offer in on it and we got it! We don't close for a few more weeks (on either house) but we've already gone through inspections and assessments and everything is right on track!
|Our beautiful new PA home.|
Along with all of the moving details to be worked out I am about 4 weeks from my due date. I have been feeling really good and was able to do lots of cleaning and packing last week. This week though, my body is telling me it's time to slow down. I've been trying to rest more and have been filling some time with planning out lots of new decorating and DIY projects for the new house. One of our first projects will be to completely renovate the 90's kitchen. I am so excited to be able to customize a kitchen, and have been having a blast planning it all out.
|The kitchen, isn't it just begging for some updates!|
|View of the private drive, perfect for riding bikes!|
|View from the front porch|