Thursday, June 19, 2008

It's A Deal

Our house just sold. Of course we still have our contractor's inspection on Tuesday... but all that will mean is at most some money coming off the sale.

Now for the juicy part...

Mr F and I just had a major blow out about going down to Asheville this weekend. He thinks we should wait a week so that we have an extra day on the trip. I think what the hell difference is one day going to make? I know this for sure... if we don't get a house now we'll never get one that can turn around as fast as we need. What if my dream Victorian is gone next week?
While I don't want to jump into a house sale... there isn't really much choice. No matter what we're moving to a new city from out of state essentially sight unseen. Even if I don't find a house I feel sure about I NEED to go down there ASAP in order to start this process. In less than 4 weeks we're out of here and I need a place to go.

23 comments:

Robin said...

Congrats on the sale!

I would have one foot in the car already. There is no way I would be able to wait another week!

Mrs Furious said...

Robin,
Thank you... I mean come on! I've got to get down there. If Mr F isn't coming I would leave right now.

Haley said...

Oh yeah, the curiosity would be killlllling me -- I would totally go as soon as humanly possible.

michelline said...

I can understand your frustration, but have you considered renting a house for a few months so that you can determine the best place for you in Ashville? After all, just because a realtor says a certain area is the most desirable area doesn't mean it's the best area for you and your family. And that way you're not locked into a house that might not fit your needs since you're on such a short timetable.

Staci said...

I'm with you too!

Another week?
I would go CRAZY!


Congrats on the sale and have a safe trip tomorrow! ;)

Mrs Furious said...

Michelline,
Oh yes we've thought of renting... and will if that's what is best. I just don't want to get Kid established and then move her again... plus I'd love to avoid the added $$ of 2 moves (not to mention stress).
The market in Asheville seems to be bottoming so it is potentially a great time to buy (especially as I'd like to take the opportunity to upgrade). But we'll see. I can't really make any decisions until I can get there and see what's what.

Julie said...

I'd want to go as soon as possible. Hell, you have never been there and you are moving there.

I agree with Michelline, but I have never wanted to do that either...I like to just get in the town and settled. That said, I would have chosen a different area of both of the last two towns I have lived in than I did choose. But when you got have little kids you just want to get settled. Kids are so resilient...I am sure whatever you choose to do will harm the kids:)

Julie said...

I am sure whatever you choose to do will harm the kids:)

Uh, I meant you will NOT harm the kids...although, I did crack myself up when read my comment after it posted.

Julie said...

what the hell, i am screwing up my sentences everywhere...just randomly forgetting to put words in or adding an extra word.

alright, i got to go get jack at school. Yes, we are STILL in school...until next Wednesday because of all the snow days this year.

Mrs Furious said...

Okay, I won (as if you had any doubt)... we're going tomorrow.


Julie,
Yeah I totally believe in the rental theory... it's just easier said then done. I mean I'll get there totally fall irrationally in love with some house and not be able to not bid on it. I'm spontaneous enough as is.
However... we also would have chosen a different hood if we had spent more time here... but I don't even know that I had figured out where I would have preferred to live for more than a year so maybe that's just life and even if we rented and bought we'd still regret parts of it. Knowing me... most likely ;)

Robin said...

Okay, I won (as if you had any doubt)... we're going tomorrow.
LOL

G in Berlin said...

I'm just about to move again- we were in a pension, then a temorary apartment and now we are moving into a real apartment (and regretting renting our house ot furnished). And we are in a different part of town then we would have thought and it is based specifically on quality of life for me and the kids. So I would definitely say take a few months to look around. But I understand the desire to get settled. Can't you connect with some wives from Mr F's work that might be able to help with thoughts and school districts, etc? A friend of mine just moved, in a huge rush like you, to Charlotte. The large corp her husband is going to work for had a relocation/HR area that got her in contact with other women who got her into a good area for her kids, shopping, commuting, etc.

Suzy said...

Holy Heck! That's awesome! Congrats on the quick sale of the house and winning (yet another??) argument with the Mr. Take pics of the Victorian for us, K?

michelline said...

I just don't want to get Kid established and then move her again... plus I'd love to avoid the added $$ of 2 moves (not to mention stress).


I get you there. I love moving into a new place, but HATE packing, LOL. And with two small kids... ugh. When we moved into this house, Tori had just turned 6 and Libby was 2. It was not fun.

OT - but have you found a doctor for Kid yet in NC? Or does she still need close monitoring?

Mrs Furious said...

Michelline,
Yes I have got doctors for her ready. I just got the referral from her current neurologist yesterday. They've got a children's hospital there so I feel a bit better. Only one specialist in each dept though... quite a change from our situation here.

As for neighborhoods and whatnot we aren't too worried about schools the city schools are magnet schools and you get in by lottery... we may put her in private school anyway. We aren't looking at ANY surrounding areas as we want to be close to downtown and the hospital and need to stay where there is cell phone service.

Heather said...

OF COURSE you need to see the place you're moving. Dude!!! It's for mental health!!

I'm glad you won!

Laura said...

Last week, I found out my apartment lease was up June 30, not July 23 like I thought (we leased it July 24 last year, so I thought we had a full year, but apparently it goes back to a first of the month thing). I freaked out, because I'm not even going to be home until July 2! So I took an emergency one day trip to the city, found an amazing apartment and fabulous building (yes, in ONE day!), and am in the process of signing a lease and mailing it back. You can do it!

Mrs Furious said...

Yay Laura!!!
That's what I want to hear! :)



Heather,
word
Total mental health necessity

angie said...

But just think if you hadn't lived in our hood. We wouldn't be friends....

Cara said...

Awesome on the sale. Good luck with the move. If you need any moving tips I have a bunch right now. Remember... paper plates and plastic silverware is essential to have in an easy place to find. haha

carla said...

CONGRATS!!!

IN TX it took ages and ages for our sale...

Miz.

Bi0nicw0man said...

I'm so with you. We did a military move from Victoria, BC to Halifax, NS (that's across the entirety of Canada if you didn't know) and they only give us a ONE WEEK house hunting trip. So basically we had to pick out a bunch of stuff online (without really knowing areas or suburbs or anything) and then have faith in a real estate agent (also found online)....then we had to arrange to look at all 12 houses in one freaking day so if we found one we would have 4 days to do the deal.

We lucked out and found our house right away and were able to close it basically that night...but what if we hadn't found the right house that day??

You get down there and find that dreamhouse and tell hubby he'd better get on board or all of blogland will be over there riding his ass.

:)

Good luck!!!

Deb said...

The most I've ever had one of my or hubby's employers give us is two househunting trips, and I have learned it's best to get out there ASAP. You will KNOW the house when you find it. If you're at all iffy on a place or 'hood, don't get talked into it (that was our mistake in St. Paul). I hate the idea of renting and then buying for the reasons you stated, and I've only done it once. I've been pretty good about finding the right neighborhood and house reasonably quickly, with the exception of the St. Paul fiasco. Shall I just say outright that I hated St. Paul? Okay, done.

One tip: swing by the best hotel in town (if you aren't already staying at it) and ask the concierge to pull out a map and circle all the best neighborhoods. Tell him your price range. "I'm looking for the best neighborhoods with houses in the $18 million dollar range. Where would you send me?" That sort of thing. You'll be surprised at how helpful that little chat will be when you compare it to your realtor's suggestions.

Good luck!!

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