Well, a lot has happened since my last update. Our house went on the market Tuesday morning and within 24 hours we had 5 showings and THREE offers on the table! We were shocked, but so happy! The same day we received the offers, we put in an offer on a house we saw in Plainfield, IL (northern Plainfield, close to Naperville). We were waiting anxiously for the seller to respond and ended up extending the offers we received for our home until we knew what was going on with the house in Plainfield. Sure enough the next day, the seller accepted our offer and we accepted an offer on our home! It worked out so smoothly... it was almost too perfect. We are closing on both homes at the end of February which will come so quickly I'm sure.
We are currently going through the inspection process on both homes and crossing our fingers that everything checks out on both sides as to not disrupt the closing process. If all goes well, we will be moving in less than 4 weeks! Luckily, Bill's new company has set up a moving company to help us pack and move everything on closing day. So, that will be a big help especially thinking about packing and moving while pregnant and taking care of a toddler (phew...).
I'm hesitant to share too much about our new home because I don't want to jinx anything and I would hate for something to fall through with our contract last minute. I will tell you that it has all of our non-negotiables which were: 1st floor office for Bill (he works from home when he's not traveling), 4 bedrooms and at least 2 full baths (this house has FOUR full baths!), separate play area for the kids either a bonus room or finished basement (it has a finished basement), and finally a nice guest room with full bath for a comfortable stay for visitors (there is a bedroom and full bathroom in the basement). Other wants included fenced yard for our dog (check), large master closet (check), fireplace (check), at least 2 car garage (it has 3!), and updated kitchen and appliances. The kitchen is not exactly to my taste, but it does have nice dark granite counter tops and stainless steal appliances. Bill and I talked about having the cabinets painted and changing out the back splash. We will also be painting the entire house first thing after we move in. We didn't find a home that fit our exact taste, but we did find a home that fit our needs and came in under budget which leaves room for spending on improvements.
I'm excited to move in and get settled into our new space!
We spent some quality time together as a family this past weekend since Bill was traveling most of the week last week. We went out to dinner with friends Saturday night to Martini which is one of my favorite restaurants in Columbus. I'm really hoping to go to some of my favorite Columbus spots before we have to move. I will miss this city so much!
That's all for now! I'm hoping to actually publish a few posts that are non-house related very soon, I promise!