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When you know it's real

Sometimes it seems like this day has taken forever, other times it feels like the lightning round.

We're finally selling our house.

We aren't listing it until Fri. the 13th (hope that's not bad luck!). The original plan was for this weekend, but it's Mother's Day weekend, and we're not as ready as we ought to be. Besides, the new shed arrives this Wed., so it will be better than to have just a concrete slab in the corner, plus we'll be able to store some items in there that are currently under a tarp.

Really have mixed feelings about leaving, but we've felt the calling for a number of years now. It's just weird when it finally starts happening.

We have such a nice neighborhood, and a real sense of community here. Just couldn't ask for better neighbors.

Snapped these photos of kids riding bikes and scooters. It's great to see them out and playing, just like when we were little.

We know that whomever ends up owning this house will love it here.


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May. 7th, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
Good Luck!
Gotta be strange giving up the familiar - but go for it!

May. 7th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Good Luck!
Thanks, Jeffro! It IS very strange. Unsettling, you could say. Whole life in Northern VA and 15 yrs. in this house.
I'm sure we'll have our "We're not in Kansas anymore" moments.
But that'll be a good thing in many ways, too. :-)
May. 12th, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
I'm selling mine too-Golden Co is the best place I've ever lived-great neighborhood and a fabulous home but I just want to see something different out my doors-good luck, it's a tough market for sellers, my value has dropped over 20% since 2008
May. 12th, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)
Good luck to you, too!
Thanks, MM. I wish you all the best, and hope you get some good bids. Where are you planning to move to?

Our first place was a condo we bought at the height of the market in the early 1990s and had an unscrupulous seller + appraiser on top of that. When we sold our condo in 1998 we had to bring an extra $35K to the table. Our loss was nothing compared to what people who purchased a townhome or single-family detached in 2007/2008 are going through now.
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