If you didn’t hear/see on Instagram, we listed our home for sale! It’s been on the market for about 3 weeks now and I’m excited to say that we accepted an offer!
Selling your home is such a roller coaster of emotions. Between keeping our house spotless because of last minute showings that might pop up to finding out the showing wasn’t interested in your home. So many highs and lows! It can leave you feeling emotionally exhausted and drained.
So what’s next?
We’re building again! Living in North Dakota, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to easily build a home. There are a lot of builders in our area and we knew we wanted to stay in the kids’ school district, which meant building a home close to where we live now.
The first step was to narrow down where we wanted to build our new home. In our area, farmland and land is purchased by developers, they develop the land, turn the land into individual lots that builders can purchase. You can also purchase individual lots by the developer, if they are available. Luckily, the area we are looking at, there are a lot of lots still available by the developer so our lot selection is not dependent on the builder. Make sense? We’re looking in an area that has larger lots, so no matter the home size, we know it will fit on that particular piece of land. Long story short, land won’t be an issue and we already have our eye on a lot or two.
We started meeting with builders at the beginning of April. We toured several different model homes/homes that were in the process of being built to figure out what style of home we want to build. Our current home is a two story home, with a basement so, technically it’s 3 levels, but still called a 2 story (still blows my Texas-raised mind). We love our current style of home, but don’t like the fact that we have 4 bedrooms upstairs and that’s it. Basically, we feel like our upstairs is just for sleeping. Maybe that would change once the kids are older, but that’s how we feel right now. Nate and I aren’t opposed to building a 2 story again, but we also have considered building a rambler (1 story with a basement for you Southerners) as well.
Our exact builder and location is still in the works and I don’t have a final answer for you yet, but stay tuned for more in the coming weeks!
Where will we stay while our house is being built?
This is a great question because I’m not really sure yet. Ha! The closing on our home is going to happen quicker than anticipated so we are hoping to rent a house for the summer/fall. It will be such a nice feeling to not have to worry about home projects this summer and hopefully have a little more down time with the kids.
I’m not sure what my Instagram and blog will bring while we’re renting, but I hope to still be able to produce fun content so bare with me for a bit. I just wanted to say thanks for being here and thank you for following along on our crazy adventure! This next one will be the best one yet!