Thursday, April 26, 2007

We are no longer home owners!

I know that I mentioned last week that we had an offer on our house. Yes, we did, the second day on the market nonetheless! We countered and they accepted our offer with a contingency that they get 30 days to sell their house. That put our closing date at the end of June. We were a little bummed about having to wait two more months, but were happy with the offer. Our house remained an active listing and we still had people come to look at it. Someone else could put an offer on the house and then the first people would have to remove their contingency and buy it within 3 days or it would go to the next people. That is what we were hoping would happen to speed up the process. Actually, I started praying that the first offer people would be able to sell their house quickly and then we wouldn't need to keep showing the house anymore. Well, that is exactly what happened. They got three offers on their house in the first few days it was on the market. That might not sound like a big deal if you live in CA, but around here, houses are on the market for an average of 6 months before they sell. Our house is a little different because it is farm land and on the river, but their house was only on an acre and didn't have the river to make it more desireable. How awesome that God has made everything fall into place in such a timely manner. We are so thankful that HE is in control!

Now all we have to do in the next month is find somewhere new to live, pack up our house, have another garage sale (Ewww!), move all of our stuff, and unpack everything for the 4th time in 2 years. I am seriously getting tired of this and with every move we seem to have more stuff (hence the extra garage sale).

Please pray that God guides us to the right rental, for it to be safe and quiet and a good price. We are excited to see what God has for us next. This journey of life that He has us on is exciting, and we want to be obedient with every step we make.

(p.s. Thanks for your prayers for my health. I am feeling better so far today. Yay! Maybe it is because I know I have so much to do!)


Matt Winckler said...

Holy smokes! That is crazy fast! Congratulations!