Wednesday, October 7, 2009

It's real!

We are building a house!! We are so excited and feel so blessed that our prayers were answered. We put our house on the market on April 1 when I was 7 months pregnant with #4. I figured that we might be out of our house before the baby was born. :) Little did I know it would take 4 months beyond that! We prayed and prayed about finding a buyer and a new home that would comfortably fit our bigger family. I thought I found the perfect home a couple times only to have them sell. As we neared the 6 month mark we lowered our price again and got 3 walk-throughs in 1 weekend. This resulted in 2 offers that we thought were low, but countered anyway. That same weekend a buyer called our agent and, after hearing that we had other offers, put an offer on our house sight unseen. It was our asking price and he didn't want any of our appliances like the other buyers did.

We were so grateful and decided to go to a local builder the next day and see what it would take to build a house. I told the builder about the model I liked and hoped to build, even though it had not yet been built in this subdivision. He told us that they had just finished the foundation/basement of this particular model because he thought it would look good in this neighborhood. It would be finished in +/- 5 weeks and we could still pick out the colors, options, etc. We fully expected to have to rent a small apartment for a couple months in between which would mean moving twice. Instead, we close on this house and then close on the new house within days! Now we are buying the house I love just a mile from this house so our kids will go to the same school and have the same friends. Not surprisingly, we will be in a different ward, but the same stake.

Here is the picture of our first wall! (the garage). To see the floorplan click on Salisbury Homes. Our floor plan is called "Hamilton".

12 comments:

Kirsten said...

how exciting but I am so sad and peyton is devastated!

The Duvall Family said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you but sad at the same time because we won't be in the same ward anymore.

Sylvia said...

Yay...I'm so happy for you!

Patsy said...

We are so happy for you all! It is exciting to have the house the way you like it and pick all your own colors and designs. We are thrilled for you!!

The Eccles said...

That is SO exciting!!!! Congrats! Now we will have to make a trip out there! Can't wait to see it all finished!

Austin Sheens said...

So are you guys moving to Payson then? I don't really remember my Utah geography except for the fact that my great-great-... grandparents settled some parts of Payson and Salem. If you get a chance for some REAL excitement, swing by "Sheen Rd" in Salem. It will definitely be a journal write.

Congratulations! We hope to be not too far behind you in moving to a bigger home as well.
-Logan

Austin Sheens said...

And I'm completely jealous of the basement... that's SO AWESOME.
-Logan

Kristina said...

Hi Logan -
We are actually staying in Spanish Fork about a mile from our home now. This is the first time they have built this model in Spanish Fork so it will be one of a kind on our street.

momtherunner said...

Congratulations on the good news! We will miss you in the ward, but I'm glad that you'll still be close!

Megan said...

So exciting. Congratulations.

Fred & Charlene said...

Such great news!! We are soooooo
excited for you and your beautiful family.

Troy and Sarah said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for you guys.