The Friday gathering – Moving Edition

By glblguy

You guys have been reading about my search for a new home, our decision to move to the mountains, about us finally finding one, then the purchase process and now finally the time has come. We’re moving!

We’re having a huge garage sale tomorrow to sell all of the junk…er…valuable items we don’t want to take with us. Once that’s all gone, we’ll finish packing up all but the essentials. The moving truck arrives bright and early on Wednesday morning to begin loading us up. Our closing is scheduled for Thursday morning at 10:00, and following that we’ll meet the moving company up at the new house at noon for them to unload us.

We’ve begun saying goodbye to our friends and neighbors. Our children have begun saying goodbye to their friends as well. While we are excited to begin our new life in the mountains, we’re sad to leave the place that’s been our home for more than 11 years. Life’s all about change though, and it’s time for us and our children to go through some. It will be a good change, but change regardless of how good, is always a little difficult.

I received a call from our mortgage processor today. Our loan went to closing and the paperwork has been sent to the closing attorney’s office. The sellers of the home finished up all of their repairs except the broken window which been ordered and will be installed later next week. So our loan and the new house is ready to go. I even got really lucky and locked our interest rate just before interest rates went back up. I’m right at 6.1%

I also called and set-up our utilities this week. Power is being turned over into our name on Wednesday and phone service will be enabled. The DSL and Satelite TV installation staff will come out later in the week to get us set-up.

We still are yet to sell our current home, but remain hopeful. We just lowered the price down another $10,000 and printed up some new fliers in hopes that might help. We are really praying for some showings this weekend and an offer! What a blessing that would be.

I’ll have posts for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, but beyond that, no promises. If any of you would like to contribute some guest articles before Tuesday, I’ll be more than glad to run them next week. Just drop me a line with the article and I’ll get it scheduled! I’ll be offline from Wednesday to whenever we get our DSL set-up. I’m hoping to be back to a normal posting schedule by Monday the 20th even if I have to visit the local internet cafe we found down the road.

Carnivals this week

Once again I completely forgot to submit to any carnivals, but I did host one. If you missed, make sure you check out the Carnival of Debt Reduction I hosted this week. There were some great articles submitted!

The Gathering

Here are my top picks from the M-Network and beyond this week:

9 Responses (including trackbacks) to “The Friday gathering – Moving Edition”

  1. sara l Says:

    I hope the yard sale and move both go well! Is renting your current house an option?

  2. justine Says:

    i am wondering what state and city are you moving to with that kind of mountain view , home prices and these cheap acres? it is so cheap comparing to california, and my best wishes to you and your family. i hope you sell all the clutter stuffs at the yard sale.

  3. Sara Says:

    Might I suggest a CraigsList ad? My roommate got about a million phone calls (really like 5 or 6 a day) when someone mis-listed their phone number on a “house for sale” ad. Funny to me, not so funny to her.

  4. Kristen Says:

    Best of luck with the move and the closing! It’s exciting and stressful all at the same time.

  5. That One Caveman Says:

    I’m really happy for you! I’m glad you found a great house and got the rate when you did. You should certainly feel blessed! I’m sure your old house will sell just fine.

  6. glblguy Says:

    @sara l – Yes we could rent. We’ve already discussed it. We’re going to give it another month or two and if it doesn’t sell by then, we’ll rent it. I just don’t want to deal with the hassle, but the hassle is better than a second mortgage payment! The rental market is pretty good right now too.

    @justine – I’d rather not disclose the specific town, but it’s in Western North Carolina. Real Estate in NC is generally pretty inexpensive compared to the rest of the US. One of the really nice features of living here :-)

    @Sara – Way ahead of you :-) I’ve listed it a few times already. Since I’m selling through a broker, I have to put her name, but she has received a few calls as a result of my listing. Thanks for the suggestion.

    @Caveman – I sure hope you’re right! Just not selling quick enough for me. I sold our last house in 5 days…guess I spoiled ;-)

  7. justine Says:

    thank you , i really appreciate it.

  8. Frugal Vet Tech Says:

    It’s always hard leaving good friends behind. There are good people everywhere you go and you’ll meet new ones to join your circle of friends. Good luck with your move!

  9. David Says:

    Best of luck this week, GLBL, and I am sure you will sell your house soon!