Sunday, June 21, 2009

How to choose a house

We've been looking at house for a few months now (okay really two years, but we've been looking a lot in the last few months). I am sure that we were driving our realtor crazy.

"We'd like a house that we will both love and work for us for the rest of our lives"

, let me think...

"Also we like older homes that are unique, but not too unique. And it has to have a great yard, we love our yard. Oh yeah and a good neighborhood, not too much traffic or noise."

Sure, gotcha.

Turns out that we would make the decision purely on our gut instinct, which is just the way God made me. I can rarely put into words how I know which way I am to go, but when I am sure I am sure, my gut (the spirit leading) leads me. I had never heard of the neighborhood where "our" new house is located, but when I walked in it was like meeting Kyle for the first time, my heart was beating very fast, I was in love.

Kyle and I are blessed that when it comes to homes we never disagree, he felt the same way. So in the midst of laundry, packing for a cruise, cleaning, and appointments we made an offer on a house.

Our offer is contingent on selling our house, don't want to run the risk of owning two houses at once. So far it has been good and crazy. Who knew how many people would want to see our house, I thought we might have missed the selling window..we've had 2 to 3 visits per day. Let's just say I it is not easy on a 3 year old and a 1 year old to be expected to keep the house clean and not be able to be home playing most of the day. But the good news is, we had an offer made after only 24 hours. We still need to sign the papers and I know that there are a number of things that could go wrong, but if we continue down this path, we will have sold our first home and found our next one.

It has been a whirlwind, and we have from time to time looked at each other and said, is this the right decision? And we both feel at peace that this decision has been prayed over from the very beginning, always praying that God would open the correct doors, and close the wrong ones. So even though there may be a more "perfect" house out there, we will continue to walk through the doors that God opens and see what He has for us.

1 comment:

KyleC said...

Making an offer after seeing the home only once makes me feel impulsive, and because of that, slightly fearful. Yet, I still believe this is the right home. Wierd.