What does a Garden Gnome do when she is not gardening, in the kitchen or doing genealogy? Well the answer might just surprise you so read the entries to find out more. This blog focuses on everything we do to make our house a home. There will be a strong emphasis on home energy efficiency and do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. At the same time there will also be crafts, knitting and crocheting projects along with any other little tips we do to create that down to earth, I want to be here home. Please enjoy your visit :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Bit of A Housing Update

If you recall our house has been on the market since March when we found out about buying the vacation house. At that time we kept the price high while finding the house we wanted then kept it high to give us the time to really hash it out whether or not we actually wanted to sell this house. The problem is this house has a lot of excellent features including location, location, location as it is waterfront property. The second problem is the house we have the conditional offer in will eliminate a lot of driving, is bigger and because it is urban has a lot more conveniences. So both properties have some very great amenities. Depending on the day we lean towards staying here and other days moving is the choice. My personal preference would be to getting an offer then making a decision. I want the bigger kitchen of the new house and the challenge of once again creating a very energy efficient home but at the same time I want the rural area.

We showed the house again today with the new reduced price. Having your house up for sale is always a pain because perspective buyers expect perfection. Keeping a house neat and tidy isn't a problem as long as you aren't living there. Right now everything is up in the air as to whether or not we are moving including my gardens. Do I expand knowing we might be moving or do I not expand because a potential buyer might not like the expansion? Everything is so very much in limbo. At this point I just want a decision either way.

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