Sunday, March 29, 2009

Getting Closer!

The time has come. Finally! I think about a year into living in this home is when I started thinking about the next move. We originally had a '10 year plan'. That was out the window a few years into this. We've stuck out nearly 5 years. They've been a good 5 years. We've seen the birth of our two beautiful girls, started the boys in their public school education, started Chad on his career path. A lot of memories are here. But the time has come.

Chad and I have suddenly had the fire lit in our bellies to get on this. We weren't initially planning to move quite this early in the spring, but something's changed. I think it's meant to be. We are doing everything we can to get our house in shape. We've done a lot of painting and repairing. And we've been keeping up with utahrealestate.com to see what homes are in our price range in the South Jordan area.

Tonight we saw several we liked. One in particular! 3700 sq feet on just over 1/3 acre. Just about 600 sq ft unfinished. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. And it shows really well from what we can tell online. The backyard has a nice covered patio and a big deck. And it's in South Jordan, not too far from Chad's work. We are feeling excited about this one! But I have to keep a positive perspective. We are doing all we can in our power to get our home ready. If that home is to become ours, it will. If it's not meant to be, then we'll find something else equally as good or better.

We also tried to find comparables to see what we might price our home as. Here's what we found: http://www.utahrealestate.com/860039 and http://www.utahrealestate.com/846584
Our home is just under 1/3 acre, just under 1800 sq feet and was built in '93. These 2 were the closest things we could find. These 2 are within 1 mile of our place. And I think our home compares favorably to these. What's you opinion?

We've spent time over the last couple of weeks weeding, prepping, etc. Saturday we went all-out painting and repairing. Dad Barnett came over to help us out. We took a bunch of stuff up to my parent's house to store (Hopefully very temporarily!!). We've got a little more work to do, but I' think we're just about there. We've got the realtor coming Wednesday. We've asked our moms for their help in watching the kids while we spend considerable time house-hunting. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!

6 comments:

Rachael said...

Congratulations!!! That is so exciting! It is such a great time to buy (but kind of a crummy time to be selling!) Good luck!

Jennettehogan said...

I am excited for you guys! Let me know if you need any help with the kids!!

Rebecca said...

We have a move coming up too! GOOD LUCK!!

Doug and Rachel said...

What pushed it up and made you decide on South Jordan? I guess we haven't talked to you guys in awhile - good luck! I've been copying the awesome quotes you're getting from your parenting class - good stuff! Potty training looks fun, Colin's getting very good on the piano and it's great your kids still want to do jobs to earn money - my kids have lost the desire until the toy is staring them in the face- it doesn't help that they don't have a lot of time weekdays and that we're out sightseeing on weekends. We'll have to manage our time better! Love you guys tons and miss ya!

Maren and Blake said...

How fun that you are getting closer to you final goal. I can't wait to see what you get.

Hillary said...

Sounds exciting. Good luck with everything!