Saturday, August 30, 2008

A house hunting we've gone, and gone, and gone, and gone ......

There is NO real estate slump in this town! We have been looking for close to 2 months now. We have found several houses that we have liked. Many of them have sold before we could get an offer on, or someone else put a better competing offer on. We then found two houses that we like as well, but neither owner would budge on the price, both of which were priced about 10,000 + above other similar houses. We finally had thought we found the house that we wanted, and the night we went to see it our realtor took us to see another house as well. We looked at both, and had some trouble making a decision. One was an older(50 years or so, stone house practically downtown, just what we were looking for. However, that house needed many updates and was only two beds, and one bath on the main floor. The basement had some potential but need a lot of work. The second house was in a subdivision on the edge of town and is huge! The house was foreclosed on we believe, and is selling for approx. 2/3 value. It has about 900 more sq. ft. than our old house, but the utilities are almost even, if not a fraction less. It has plenty of room for our family to grow, and to house the church for now with no competing space. After so many houses, and so many dead-ends, we are hoping that this will be the end of this journey. It is more house than we wanted, and newer than what we wanted as well, but if it is what God has for us, we will take it. Kelley measured the distance in the van and it is only two-tenths of a mile farther, one way, for her to walk to the post office and bank as well. We put our final offer on it Friday, and are now having to waiting until after the holiday is over, and the bankers are back to find out if they are going to accept it or not.

May God bless you as you strive to follow Him.

3 comments:

Vicki Smith said...

Praying for God's perfect will. When you wait on God, and let God do things His way and in His time, it is always worth the wait!

Ryan said...

That's what we keep telling ourselves. We are trusting in Him. Sometimes, we just wish His time was a little quicker in this situation.

Vicki Smith said...

Just wait . . . it's been my experience that after you've been pushed to your limit, and then beyond, that after the trial is all over and you look back, you can see that "the test was WORTH the testimony" that came out of it. I know it seems like an eternity right now, but a year from now you'll be able to smile about it and see that God had His hand in everything.