House under contract!

Well, I think we are safe to share our good news!  The old Casa Radiance is now under contract!  All of it started to go down while John was out of town. Of course, right? Because it isn’t enough of a pain doing the initial negotiations and then having one of the parties out of town. Anyway, we got through our big hurdle, which was the inspection, and the house was acceptable 🙂  So, our part is done. Now the only thing left is waiting for the buyer’s financing to come through.  The nice thing is that we already have a house we are in, so we can close whenever her financing is done. That makes it a lot easier than having to coordinate closings.  The target date is May 9th, or hopefully earlier.  That will be a huge relief for us. Huge.

We have been doing riding the last few days and the temps have been feeling great at almost 70!  The frogs have woken up. Here they are singing away:

They almost sound like chickens, don’t they?

We have dropped inside housework like a hot potato now and started working on the outside of the house.  The front is so overgrown it is like a jungle. Years of neglect and piles and piles of dead ivy branches. We pulled this much out so far with a long way to go. 


The bonus is that we uncovered 2 outdoor electrical outlets that we had no idea were there – and they work!  Now we can have more Christmas lights 😀 

The bushes will be coming down soon. They don’t look quite so bad from the street, but what we see coming out of the house is this:


So, yeah, there is a bit of work to do here. It might even look better all completely bare than with this stuff in place.

It will feel so good to get the other house sold and have our feet firmly in place in just one spot, I have to say.  Fingers crossed that the rest of stuff goes smoothly!

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18 thoughts on “House under contract!

  1. Joanne

    Congratulations on your great news of selling your previous home. What a relief, right? Hope everything works out with the buyer’s financing! Great news to hear!!

  2. Kim

    I assume it is written in the contract that the new owners need to do a weekly flower update. Congrats to you and John!!!!!

    1. Lori Post author

      I am giving them my garden plan with an outline of what flowers are there (or should be there). I think I will die if they say they don’t garden!!

  3. Shelley B

    So happy you will soon be down to just one house! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    It’s nice that you guys are putting your personal stamp on the yard of the new place. Lots of hard work, for sure, but such a nice payoff every time you look out the window or go outside.
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    1. Lori Post author

      I really don’t like doing the shrub removal and all that. Not much fun. I would rather be just planting the plants 😀

  4. debby

    Lots of excitement going on there! It will be so fun to have room to plant new plants, after all the hard work is done. And those outside outlets come in very handy for tools that you might need to plug in while you’re working out there. At least that’s been my OBSERVATION 🙂

    The frogs do sound a little like cackling hens. I wonder if they are complaining about the long cold winter.
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    1. Lori Post author

      I need an MLG to get the beds ready for me 😀 If I wasn’t so cheap, I would hire that work out, but I think it would cost a ton with all that needs to be removed. At least the city will take away brush until early June if we put it curbside.

  5. Fran

    This is fantastic news, such great news for the both of you. If it all goes well this will be a huge relief for you guys.

    I don’t like frogs, they are in my pond every Summer, no idea where they come from. I already spotted one (I think) last weekend. They scare the heck out of me because on warm days they come out and sit between plants and when I am gardening they always jump out. I am telling you: one day I will fall in the pond because they scared me LOL. R. thinks they are cute though and refuses to catch them.
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  6. Jeannie/Qlts2Slo

    AWESOME SAUCE! [OMG, did I just say that, I have been watching WAY too much TV this winter.] Will keep good thoughts that the buyer’s financing goes thru fast and frustration free.

  7. Helen

    So, so happy that it all is working out!! I’m excited to see what you end up doing with the front… how about rows of hydrangea? Oh, I’m sorry, that’s what I wish I had 😀

  8. Ruby

    Glad that the “old” casa is under contract I know how difficult it is maintaining multi homes. As for landscape/yard/garden work I’m with you! Good Luck keep us posted.


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