Last February, we listed our house. I think you all know how I feel about my house. I love it. We didn't think we'd ever move again.
If you are interested in the reasons why we were listing back in February, you can read this post. If you'd like to see that listing, click here. I think it's interesting because it shows the house pre-reno, and a few of you have asked about that. Here are a couple of ugly process shots:
If you recall, our house didn't sell after a couple of months. The deals kept falling through. We determined the reason to be that there was simply too much work to be done on the property. We thought we'd have better success if we completed a reno to the main floor, among other things you can read about here. Since we own a renovation company, this type of work costs us considerably less than it costs other people.
We finished most of the work we were looking at completing with the reno, although there were a few things that still needed to be done. We felt that the house was ready to re-list.
We listed the house on Thursday, September 20th. We received an offer the following Wednesday and accepted it. It's all done now, and the SOLD sign is up.
My feelings about this are extremely mixed.
We are actively looking for a new home now. The neighbourhood we are looking at has old brick rancher homes. With wide, beautiful properties, huge old trees and quite, rambling streets. A completely different architecture.
We are waiting for just the right house to come up. We have been to a few, but nothing that is just right yet.
So, for the next while, I'll be posting a little more about inspiration and a little less about reality. We don't have very many real projects that we can be doing, although there are a couple of furniture painting projects I'll be working on. Lots of inspiration boards coming your way!