We really have been praying about it though so I trust the Lord will take us where he wants us to go. We haven't looked for houses yet beyond pulling them up on the realtor app once or twice because I'm afraid of getting my hopes up.
As with anyone selling their house, this was the motivation we (Ben) needed to finish LOTS of home projects. First being our backyard.... omg... the backyard.....
When we moved in it was a huge slope with no plants on it that essentially was falling into our little piece of flat yard. Ben put in a french drain and started working on the retaining wall... fast forward 5 years. I think we gained one level of cross-ties a year... but in the past two weeks it really took shape.
This before was about 2 weeks ago... YUCK... (It didn't always look this bad, it had its ups and downs over the years :)
After! It looks MUCH better, wouldn't you say?
Okay, here is the front of our house probably 3 or 4 months ago. (Ben was working on making us a walkway to the front door since the dirt had washed away along with our ability to get to the front door.)
After! We have a walkway!
We are officially on the market. This is the first time we've done this. I have already decluttered and packed up about 1/2 our stuff and put it in storage in my mom's attic . We are asking $139,900 which is only $5,000 higher than we bought it for 6 years ago. I doubt we'll get that, but I would be happy if we got anything above $130,000. Its a pretty median price for our area. Currently there are only 8 homes under $150K in our area... Our realtor says this is good for us.
I wish we'd had money to get those stumps out of the yard when the trees died (the year we'd moved in)... but this is the first year we've had grass so I'm not willing to have the stumps removed and give up all the grass. Oh well! Wish us luck!