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October 31st, 2012

You may remember that we put our home in Ohio up for sale at the end of August. We’ve had lots of people walking through it and had great feedback. About a month ago we had our first offer, which we didn’t accept because it was too low. Last Friday we received an offer, we countered, and the people accepted.

We spent the weekend working out the details and signing and initialing contracts. Everything has been signed and we’re on the road to closing. We even sold our additional lot along with the house, which was a huge bonus!

We’re optimistic that everything will work out and we’ll be closing at the beginning of December. If so, it will certainly be nice to finally be able to close out that chapter of our lives and feel like we’re 100% here!

How many different houses have you lived in?

Wash, Rinse, Repeat

September 12th, 2012

House showings, they’re kinda weird. Both houses we have purchased have been for sale by owner. So we met with the owners of the homes and they showed us around. Definitely my preferred method of purchasing a house. This house, we listed with a realtor for a variety of reasons, mainly our gated community rules. It’s really weird for us to leave for an hour while strangers come and look around our house and someone who hasn’t’ lived here tells them about it.

The worst part of it, is stopping everything we’re doing, mopping the floors, and leaving for an hour. So far, we’ve had four showings and it feels like all I’m doing is vacuuming and mopping the floors and sitting in my car waiting. Let’s hope we either move or someone makes an offer soon!

What do you think is the best way to purchase a home, through a realtor or for sale by owner?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.