Welcome

Yesterday may have sealed our fate. We signed an offer on our mountain dream property – 8 acres of lush moderate topography ripe with moss, ferns, mountain laurel and featuring two rushing creeks. But maybe the most fabulous feature is the small pond and the breathtaking winding drive to reach the modest…

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Value of Heritage

While the sellers of the property have not formally countered our offer, we were just told a counter is in the works. The property is in an estate with 4 sellers, so patience is a virtue during this period. The wait is working in our favor, it is allowing us…

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Preparing

I think it’s been two weeks since our initial offer on the property and still no response from the sellers. Rather than fretting, we’re taking advantage of the wait to prepare our current home for market. Keith took Friday off and he will also be off tomorrow (Monday) and Tuesday.…

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Timing

I’m writing as we make our way home from delivering our grand dog back to our daughter and son-in-law. The newly married couple just moved to Atlanta and we kept their perfectly mannered Australian Shepard the last 12 days. It got a little “my circus – my monkeys” this weekend…

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Due Diligence

Almost a month from our initial offer we’re finally in due diligence. The sellers provided at their expense a full inspection of the main cabin to which we were neither surprised nor encouraged – and that is why almost three weeks went by before negotiations could proceed. There may be…

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This Post Stinks

We met with the contractor today. No surprises – but the money involved to make this our forever home is going to add up quickly. The contractor loved the land and said the house is basically solid. There will be some shoring up of joists as we remove walls and…

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Our Lottery

I don’t know how to write this news because I simply can’t wrap my head around my emotions! We didn’t get one, not two, but THREE full-price CASH offers on our present home!! Actually, that’s not exactly true…one of the contingency buyers offered us $15k above asking!! The kicker –…

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Six Word Stories

Any Reddit fans? I’m very new to Reddit myself, but it’s fast becoming my most favorite social media. It took me awhile to grasp the feed concept, especially on the popular Reddit posts, but I’m slowly getting comfortable with the format. At any rate, one of my favorite feeds is…

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ohhhmmmmm

Overwhelmed < THIS has been my mantra the past week, and quite frankly it needs to change!  Only 20 days ’til closing on our present home and we’ve yet to begin packing. Let’s face it, selling/buying/moving is stressful, and even though I’ve done this way more than the average bear, there…

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Auction = WIN

In the midst of purging and packing I decided to have a sale. My original plan was to have a traditional rummage sale and invite friends and family, but a few things came up so I decided to give a small online auction a go. The rules were simple –…

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