Thats right I totally am. We're not "officially" moving yet, and I am not really packing up the entire house. But I AM packing, and beginning to get a little stressed. (ok that honestly started happening daays ago) It all started on Friday when Jaydon had the idea of listing the house NOW. Before all our renovations are done. For a cheaper price of course. Why in the world would we do this? Well I guess I am not entirely sure that it is a good idea, and I am little uneasy about listing now. BUT, the couple of main motivators are:
1) the rise back in interest rates: Even if we got considerably more for our house when it was complete three months (or so) from now, if interest rates are significantly higher at that time our new house payment will be quite a bit more then it would be if we could lock in a low rate soooon.
2) time, time: I am just mentally tired of living in a remodel! There is always a project needing finished up over here (like many people's home's I'm sure) and our list is never ending it seems. I want to be able to go somewhere for the weekend and not have to think "well, we really need to finish this up..."
So, this house has really grown on me, and it was absolutely perfect for us three years ago. We could only afford a fixer upper and this was definitely your definition of a fixer upper. BUT, we have really outgrown it. Maybe a newlywed couple or older retired couple will think of it as perfect for them. I sure hope so. :)
This brings me to stressing. I tend to do that anyhow. ;) I've been dreaming about the house finally being done and "staging" the house for sale for so long that now I am kinda worried about how unfinished everything is. The kicker... we're still planning on continuing the remodeling and finishing things up. Which at that point we will list with a good friend who also happens to be a realator. :) Until then Craigslist will be our method of choice. I hope hope that we are doing the right thing. So, keeping it clean and "staged" while remodeling and keeping two kids in tow should be interesting. We are renting a storage unit and the boxes (and some of the furniture) will be more appropriately placed there. :) Giving us more space and less clutter to keep up on!
Will it be bad to show the house and continue to raise the price as we complete new projects? I dunno I guess we will see. Anyone have any tips to keeping your house show ready or near show ready with a baby and 4 year old? :)
Keep your fingers crossed! ;) I may be a bit MIA around the blog during this BUSY and stressful time. I decided to take a break from packing/cleaning/organizing to give you all that update. The girls are sleeping so I had best take advantage of this time and get some more done. :)
One more thing: I'll be officially ending the BOGO sale tonight at midnight! Thanks everyone!!