Friday, June 6, 2008

House Update

I don't have any pictures for this blog, but wanted to give everyone a quick update on our house swapping situation.
On Sunday, the realtor of the guy (Paul is his name) whose house we want to swap with is coming over to "inspect" our house. I take that to mean that he wants to make sure it is what we say it is, since he is not a real inspector. I talked to Paul last Sunday and he said he "really hopes this all works out." His realtor said that after he looks it over, they are looking for a quick turn around time.
With that said, it looks like this is really going to happen- I give it a 90% chance of happening. I think the only thing that would stop it now is if they happen to get an offer between now and Sunday.
Ben refuses to get excited in case it falls through, and he is also starting to get really scared about money- but, who doesn't get scared when they double their mortgage payment? The numbers look great, but it is still scary!!!


  1. I really hope it works out for you! That would be great. Where is the house located?

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  2. Good luck. I know that doubling your mortgage is no fun, since we did it years ago, especially since it means almost doubling the energy bills too. Twice the house to heat and clean. However, it is TWICE the house. Lots of fun.

  3. I just read about your house hunting and I hope it works out for you. It is always scary to move into a higher mortgage, Ken and I gave ourselves five years to really get adjusted (I don't think we figured two more kids quite so quickly on top of that) but it took less time than that. It is so hard to believe it was the five year mark on April 15th, and we really have adjusted well, you will too.

  4. I still can't believe you found this house by posting on Craig's list for a house swap. I told Steve about it. Good luck with it and keep us updated.