Thursday, January 23, 2014

The news...




I teased last week about some exciting news in mine and Chris's life, and it does not regard my womb.
Although I wasn't sure about sharing this news yet, for random reasons, I am deciding to spill the beans because it is all I can think about lately.

We are selling our house! And it is the most stressful/exciting/nerve-wracking process I have ever been apart of. Between the showings causing us to not get into our house until eight or nine at night, the sleepless nights, and the stress of finding a new house, we continue to be grateful for all that we have been provided with.

Now you may say..."You haven't lived there that long?" We know! When I worked in accounting, my commute was around 30 minutes and Chris's commute has always been around 45 minutes. Now that I am a teacher (happily!), my school is much further away. My morning commute is around 40 minutes and my afternoon commute is always at least an hour. If you know Dallas traffic, you know my pain.

Chris has also been blessed with a job that has allowed him to grow within the company, and continue to grow, making him more important, shall I say? With more responsibility, he has to be closer. He is an assistant plant manager for the second largest copper wire manufacturer in the nation and if anything goes wrong at the plant (which runs 24/7), he has to be there at a moments notice. 

With all of that being said, we are sad to sell our home, but excited to plant some long-term roots in another northern suburb of Dallas. 

As far as the house selling process has gone, that has been slightly pretty freaking stressful. We got an offer over asking price after only being on the market for two days. After signing on the dotted line, we learned while we were skiing last weekend that the deal feel through. Sunday we went back on the market and by Monday night we had two more offers. We are now in negotiations and being patient and knowing that it will all workout. Butttt it is still stressful. 

We are not in any rush to move, so there is less pressure, but the housing market is nuts. Seriously, nuts. Houses are flying off the market and everyone is getting their asking price, or over. That makes for a great sellers market, but a tough buyers market. We have made offers on two houses and both times a deal had been executed before we could even submit an offer. One house sold in less than 24 hours!

So, prayers are greatly appreciated during this time! We know we will sell our house and find our dream home and that everything will work out fine! Thanks for understanding the random days of absence...the first weekend we were on the market we were basically out of the house for two days straight because of all the showings. Now we have showings almost every night, so it has been eating out all the time and a lot of touring our neighborhood waiting for showings to be over!

Can't wait to keep y'all updated on the process and have y'all along for this next chapter in the Tucker life!
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21 comments:

  1. I love your bedroom! I wish I was creative enough to get ours to look that way.

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  2. You house is absolutely beautiful but YAY for this move. It will free up both of your time and be a great thing as you really get settled into your second NEW home! woohoo. I am excited for your friend. Feel free to come stay the weekend with Michael and me as the craziness continues. hehe

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  3. Your decor looks awesome, and congrats on the exciting opportunity! Many prayers for you for peace and patience through the process. I've never sold a house but I can imagine it is probably super stressful! A friend of mine sold their house in about 24 hours and the sellers wanted them out in a WEEK!

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  4. Yay! Good luck, girl! I'm sure you'll have no trouble selling your home. Can't wait to hear more!

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  5. How exciting! House hunting is so fun...but stressful!

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  6. Good luck, it is so stressful to sell, but, also exciting! Love the look of your home... too cute!

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  7. Meanwhile, I'm still trying to get out of my parent's house.. lol Best of luck to you both! I know the right one will come along :)

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  8. Congratulations! Can't wait to see what your new home will look like :)

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  9. " As far as the house selling process has gone, that has been slightly pretty freaking stressful. "

    I can only imagine. Selling a house isn't just a skirmish with a nearest competitor, it's a war involving a lot of players. It is inherently important to be well-armed with a bit of showmanship and marketing skill. It is also important to have access to bulletins for an ever-shifting market. Congratulations on your new sale, and best of luck to a life in a new abode.

    Blair @ Creb Now

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  10. Your house is beautiful, I'm sure it will sell super soon! CV and I have been on the house-hunt for about 8 months....and it's been STRESSFUL! The good houses fly off the market in a few days....sheesh!

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  11. Congrats!!! I so badly want to sell our house and move north of Fort Worth. I guess I had better sell more Mary Kay to make those dreams come true. ;)
    Your house is beautiful!

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  12. congrats! Good luck selling your house and finding another, I'm sure everything will work out

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  13. It will all work out!! Sorry that first deal fell through! BOO!!! And daaaaaang you house is immaculate!! You have a serious knack for decor...jealous!! Fingers crossed for the two others in the works!! keep us posted...can't wait until you guys find your new digs!!

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  14. Good luck with the next chapter! Things always have a way of coming together

    www.highheelsandtutus.com

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  15. AH! So exciting but, yes, SO super stressful too! Matt & I went through the whole buying ordeal the beginning of last year! We went to look at one house (that I was trying hard not to fall in love with) on a Saturday morning. While we were there the next appointment pulled up & was waiting for us to leave!! We put our best offer in but, needless to say they went with another offer from that day. It's so hard for buyers right now! Will keep y'all in my prayers for your current & new home! God definitely has a plan - just hold on tight!! :)

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  16. Oh bummer, I hate selling houses, so stressful, especially with pets. I wish you both the best of luck, and as gorgeous as your house seems, it will sell fast. I didn't know we were in such a hot sellers market, we have a couple if houses in our neighborhood that have been sitting, but I don't think they are are as done up as yours. Are you guys looking I buy in Plano? I would l love to one day move too :(

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  17. I have seriously taken like so many tips from your home decorating.... hopefully this new house will improve MY home too:)

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  18. What a gorgeous place you guys have- I'm sure it will sell quick! I just showed the hubs your DIY headboard and I think I convinced him to do it so thanks for the inspiration! :-) Best of luck to you guys in finding a place-- I'm sure it will all work out swimmingly in the end!
    Valerie
    www.the-style-files.com

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  19. Question - how are you dealing with showings and having pets? We have a rescue who is terrified of a crate so we can't kennel her. I am wondering what you do with the dogs all day. Good luck! You will sell quickly.

    PS - I live in DFW too. Been reading your blog about a year now. Love your writing style.

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  20. Oh so exciting! I hope you find a new house that's perfect for you, as well as getting a great price on your current house! :)

    Away From Blue

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