Oh my GOD has this been a crazy week… we’re moving house!
Well, we’ve got as far as accepting an offer on our current house and having an offer accepted on the new house, so fingers crossed it all goes ahead as planned (I know that nothing is set in stone till you exchange contracts)!
It was only FOUR WEEKS ago today that my mum and I casually went along to an open house day at a small development of new builds in the town that we want to move to. Keith and I had not long decided that we’d get the ball rolling with putting ours on the market and then looking for somewhere new, and I happened to see some new builds in our price range online. We went along with no expectations – more out of curiosity to see what new builds were like. They weren’t actually on our radar at all, but I fell in love straight away. (Mum also thought the houses were amazing; it’s a good sign when your mum likes something, isn’t it?!)
Knowing that Keith would love it too, I went again with him a week later. He too fell in love and it started the mad scramble to get ours on the market so we could secure a new build.
Four weeks later and our house has undergone a lightening spring clean/mini makeover/decluttering. It went on the market, we had an offer the day after the very first viewing and we accepted it (crazy fast, eh?) – we couldn’t have hoped for better. We could then make an offer on the new build which was also accepted… yesterday we paid a holding deposit and signed papers to get solicitors to get things moving (literally), and we could be in our new house in 4-6 weeks.
I can’t quite believe how quickly this has all happened – we are BEYOND excited!
This busy week (along with all the in-advance sponsored blog work I’ve had to work on) explains the long break of no blog posts since Monday and why I’ve gone rather quiet on social media lately. Now that all the little finishing DIY jobs are done and we don’t have to wash up every damn mug immediately and pick up every bit of fluff off the floor immediately we can relax a little and just enjoy living in a tidy, minimal house for a few weeks. And I’ll get back to posting on social more regularly, I hope – we’ve not actually SOLD a house before so this is all new to us.
As my niece said to me, Welcome to the most stressful three months of your life… Let’s hope it’s only a few weeks as the estate agent promised!!
Short and sweet this week – oh and after so many of you said that you’d love to see some interiors posts when I asked if this would be of interest, I can now say that yes, I’ll introduce some (of our house of course) every now and then. A new build means a blank, all-white canvas… I can’t wait!
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