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April 12, 2007

Sold!

After being listed for just less than a week, and having had one Open House last Saturday afternoon, our house is officially sold! We started accepting offers yesterday afternoon, and by 7:30 last night, we'd gotten an offer for just slightly over our asking price, with no subjects. You can't ask for much more than that!


The best part is, the person who's buying it is planning to put in a basement like we'd always talked about (increasing the house's 770 square feet to a whopping 1540!), and is going to do to the kitchen what we had been planning to do. Happily, it seems that our fears about the house getting knocked down were completely unfounded!
Luckily, the buyers had no problem with us taking the wood stove with us when we go - we weren't too keen to part with our lovely Jotul!

I'm still pinching myself and can hardly believe that we are actually moving to the rural property we've always dreamed of. My friend Holly is partly to thank for getting us there. I'd seen our lot online many times but was completely unimpressed with it, and would never have made the trip to view it in person, but while I was at her house one afternoon a few months ago, she showed me a new listing for the cutest little bungalow that was for sale in the area we'd always dreamed of. When we went to look at the house, it ended up not being exactly what we were looking for, but the realtor also took us to see a few pieces of raw land, and when I finally saw our property in person, I knew even while looking at it through the trees from the road that this was where we would end up. There have been several hurdles and close calls over the past couple of months (competing offers swooping in, fears about not getting enough for our house, etc), but it always felt like it was meant to happen, even when it didn't look like it was going to.

Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some sleep to catch up on!


17 comments:

Phelan said...

WOOWHOO! Congrats.

Carla said...

Congratulations!!! I'd forgotten how hot the market was in Vancouver. I knew it would sell, but I didn't think it would be this fast. I didn't even know that it had been officially listed yet. Wow!!! Yes, you better catch up on your sleep as you're going to be even busier now. I can hardly wait to see the new place.

Monica said...

Congratulations on selling your house so quickly! I have enjoyed my visit to your blog. :)

Chelee said...

YAY!

Pop the cork!

I'm so excited for you!!!

Kathy said...

Wonderful! Does the new property have a structure for you to live in?

QT said...

I am excited for you - whole new chapter is about to begin, so yes, rest up!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations!!!!

Steffi said...

Yeah !Congratulations! :O)

Greetings,Steffi

Lu said...

A hearty congratulations to you all. Proof, eh, that your house is adorable?! And you've done such nice things to it. Really great.

The Unusually Unusual Farmchick said...

WOW! That was quick! I hope our house sells before winter(about 6 months) and that is considered just under average around here.
Congratulations on a successful Buy & sell! I look forward to reading and seeing what your forever home unfolds to you.
CHEERS!

heather said...

cheers!! i feel like we are on a similar path, you being a few steps ahead of me. i have learned much here at free range living and i look forward to learning from you through this next phase. as always, love hearing about the journey, all the best to your family.

Crunchy Chicken said...

Congrats! That's great news (and fast too).

farmer, vet and feeder of all animals said...

SUPER WONDERFUL!!!

I am SO SO happy for you!! You must be very excited :-D :-D (that required two laugh signs you will notice!!)

Monica

BurdockBoy said...

Oh Joy. I can't believe how fast. I'm sure more interesting stories will be on the way....

Christy said...

I'm so excited for you! It is so wonderful when everything falls together. I hope when the time comes to sell our house and find our property it works out as well.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for your all of your congratulations and support, you guys! We mostly get questions about the state of our sanity when we tell people what we're planning, so it's great to hear nice comments from like-minded people who "get" the lifestyle we're after.

Kathy - No, there's not a structure at all, so we'll be building one over the next year or so.

Heather - Thank you. I look forward to seeing where your path leads you!

Anonymous said...

Selling a house in a hot market like Vancouver is pretty easy-and your house looks lovely.
The house prices in the city are insane-way out of reach for most of us so I am sure you did VERY well.
best of luck on your new adventure.

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