Hallelujah! The real estate angels rejoice

It was just yesterday, Thursday, that I whined about enduring another day with our humble south Huntsville home on the market. It had been a long 52 days. Days that wore down my patience and threatened my serenity (but significantly improved our family’s housekeeping skills!).

Day 52 on the market nets an offer for MinnDixie Mom and her family.

Turns out it was also the day we would wind up with an offer on our house.

Hallelujah! Thank you, God.

Earlier this week, a report released by CoreLogic showed that, overall, home prices were rising across the country, but not in Alabama, which was among the five worst states when it came to depreciation.

Not quite two weeks ago, we dropped our price by almost 3 percent, a move recommended by our agent, John Morley. Two showings and one offer later, I would say his suggestion was right on the money.

Of course, an offer doesn’t mean we are in the clear. There is an inspection to pass and we still need to find the perfect home for us to move into – a home that will accommodate not only my husband, our two girls and me, but also my mother whose limited mobility requires some special features.

But we will take the future one day at a time, just as we took (or tried to take) each of the past 52 days.

If you are going through the same thing, I would like to suggest the power of positive thinking. (The book, The Secret, is a great place to start.) Three weeks ago, I printed out a picture of my house, along with an image of a sold sign. I tacked that sold sign over my home and stuck it up in my cubicle where I could see it every day.

Visualize. Believe.

And clean like crazy!

About minndixiemom

I'm a Minnesota native with an Alabama heart, reflecting on the past while looking toward the future. My husband, David, and I landed in Huntsville in the late 90s through my former career in TV news. We have two amazing girls, Serina and Sophia, whom we are raising with God's guidance and grace. Besides faith and family, my passions include writing, walking, mental health, and recovery. By day, I'm the Director of Development for WellStone (another passion), North Alabama's largest and most comprehensive mental healthcare provider.
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3 Responses to Hallelujah! The real estate angels rejoice

  1. Melissa says:

    Congrats, Karen! I hope everything goes smoothly and that you’re in your new home soon.

  2. Pingback: Now we have to buy a house? Decisions, Decisions! | minndixiemom

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