Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice when He could do something about it. But I'm afraid God might ask me the same question.

Monday, February 13, 2012

OUR HOUSE TOUR and Thinking about Selling...

Ok y'all.  I think I may get ill, or need to be medicated for this one... We are contemplating selling our house.  I love our house.  I have poured my heart and soul into this place for the last couple years...but we are tossing around the idea...  I don't mind moving so much... I love change... the thought of going through the selling process makes me break out in hives...  We have sold 2 houses before and they were both nothing short of miracles.  We have never had to have a realtor or list a house or even really show our house.  If we do decide to list it, I will no doubt need pharmaceutical intervention to be able to deal with having a house "show ready" all day every day for months with strangers traipsing through my space.  Please pray for my sanity :)  I figured I would go ahead and give you a little tour of our digs...I know I'm nosy enough and would love to see all of your spaces too :)    Here is the house when there are actually leaves on the trees...oh I can't wait for warm weather.  
This is our living room, where we spend 98.9 % off all of our time
white couches...yes, you can bleach the slip covers.
the opposite angle of the living room

The kitchen... really it is the kitchen...I figured that would be a hard one to figure out..

I love my funky light...I made it and I love it.... but I think I may need to put up the old normal people chandelier if we decide to sell, thoughts???
dining room
the foyer
this is the kids TV room/ craft room
this is my Mommy only space in my bedroom... My personal favorite hide out :)
the Master bedroom.  Our "head board" is sentimental to us.  Our very first house was a Mexican hacienda type house in South Florida and these gates were in the living room.  Not very practical with little kids but now they are pretty symbolic of how far we have come together :)
Kobi's room
They extra bedroom/bonus room..  If we end up staying here the kids have begged to all move in here for the summer to make it like a 3 month summer camp out...  Why not?
Mina and Finn's room
Jack and Ty's room
The girls bathroom
This meager little space is a kid favorite :)  There is a huge space under the stairs and we made it into a "reading room".   Filled with bean bags, their favorite stuffed animals and their favorite books.  When they have quiet reading time they are always are cuddled up in here.
the back sun porch with the hanging bed...which is also the only place Kobi does her homework when it is warm outside.
and last...and least their play house :)
So there's the tour of our home sweet home.  Anyone have any positive spins on selling?  Anyone looking or know someone who's looking for a house in our area? That would be a perfect solution to my dilema :) Oh what to do.......  I'll keep you posted.


Yvette said...

love it! From a selling/ buying standpoint it is bright, not a lot of funky colors. Just bake some cookies before a showing and you will be good to go!

Mollie B said...

I absolutely love your house and if we didn't have the barn thing pending I would seriously think about it!!!!

Sarabeth Hudson said...

Ditto what my mom said! Are you back to that other idea I talked to you about last time you were considering this???

Sam Grogan said...

Your house looks awesome! I can't wait to see it in person. I am looking forward to meeting you and Marc.

Anonymous said...

Your house is amazing! WOW! I felt like I was perusing a PB catalog. You have a real gift for decorating and I think it will sell in no time!

Robin said...

Love it and I must say I am very envious of all that room! So I have to ask why do you want to sell and if you decide to I think it would sell quickly.

We desperately need one more bedroom at our house and are looking into adding on.


Cheri said...

Lovely. Just what we are looking for, but a little further south than you guys, I think. Good luck!

Kath said...

Just wondering where this house/home is located? Think I missed that detail! I'm always looking for the perfect house/perfect community. Currently looking for our retirement home to finish raising our two little ones, 8 and 7. Plus our grown kids, 31 and 28, plus our first grandchild, currently living in PA. So would like to be able to drive to PA within a few hours but would love some warm winters and not too, too hot summers. Thinking we will be heading back to US in 2012 or 2013, for now we are homeownerless living and working for US Gov't in Germany!

Jeremy, Holly, Haven and Jovie said...

you have a beautiful home. you are using all of your spaces well, so i didn't see anything out of place. that mommy's nook will sell that place!

we have also been contemplating selling our home. i have been praying that God would send someone to our door saying they want to buy our house for the amount we want to sell it for. Then we would have no doubt that this is his will for us. I really wish it would be that easy.

Elizabeth said...

oliver is looking at this with me. he says - 'i wove that wittle house' i love the whole thing : ) don't switch out the super-cool homemade kitchen light...i love it.

Kim Gushee said...

Very nice house. I love the neutral colors! Selling your house is really not as bad as you think. I am a Realtor here in South Charlotte, Union county and would love to help you or answer any questions you have.

Our family: said...

Wish I could buy it! Looks like a dream home to me... but we are stuck out her in extremely over priced sunny California. I sure loved being a looky loo though! I love your style, so bright, vintage and clutter free! I know it's so hard trying to keep everything looking non-lived in for showing prospective buyers. Hope it sells soon.
But you have a great perspective, if God keeps you where you're at you are in an incredible home!

Darius Degross said...

I can see the effort you’ve put in building this lovely home. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone finds interest in your home right away. If you do decide to sell it, you should decide whether you will sell it fully furnished or not. Your house does have a beautiful interior. It would definitely add to the value of your home. Just keep the memorable items so that you can still have pieces of your old home when you get your new one.

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Devin Burke said...

Maybe what you can do so that you don't have to deal with all the hassle in getting the house show-ready is to schedule house visits by appointment. Like, all house visits are to be done only at weekends or at Thursdays. This way you get to set the schedule and cleaning dates as well. Also, you can hold an open house. This way you get to invite everyone interested to see your house and you can finish the house visits in one go.

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Christine Ordze said...

My, that's a lovely house you have. Too bad that you're contemplating on selling it. It looks so beautiful and homey. Yet if you do, I don't really think you have to worry about having it show-ready at all times. You can always have home visits by appointments in order to set only a specific day in the week for clients to check it out.

Christine Ordze