Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Cue the celebration music!

I promised not to keep talking about this house thing until it was all done.

Well, the sign says it all!

We sold the house last night, and everything went according to our plan.

We put the house on the market, asked a fair price, didn't accept any offers until after the open house, then had several to choose from and took the best one. Seems easy enough, doesn't it? In fact, we ended up getting more than our asking price, if you can believe it.

And best of all, we got the closing date we wanted (August 15) which means that Kelly and I don't have to stay in a hotel this summer! And we sold the house to a nice young couple with a toddler. We didn't really want to sell to investors who would have put a bunch of students in here. That wouldn't have been a nice legacy to leave our neighbours, would it?

Anyway, that's about it. I have a funny story about the trials of getting ready for an open house, but I think I'll save that for a podcast down the road. Now we can resume regular programming in TheDailyUpload.


Eric Eggertson said...

Congratulations! Now that the house looks immaculate, you'll want to keep it spotless and tidy every day, right?

Dave said...

Right. That's how we usually keep it, if you ignore the level surfaces, the extra file folders, the laundry, the dishes, the newspapers. And the dust. And the dog hair. Other than that, it's fairly tidy. I do take the garbage out once a week.

Seriously though, it's amazing how different the place looks when you get it ready to sell. It does make you wonder why you don't keep it this way. Oh, right. I remember. It's called life.