On Selling Our House And Where We're Going

We’ve sold our house. We’ve lived here for 8 years and as you can imagine, a lot of life has happened in that time. I'm feeling all sorts of sentimental about leaving behind this place where both our babies were born. So, yes, I’M HAVING A LOT OF FEELINGS. Okay, now that I got that out of me, I will share a bit more about where we’re at and where we’re going!

In September, pretty much on a whim, we looked at a house that was for sale. I fell in love with the house and I started thinking about what it would be like to move. We realized that with the way the housing market is here, we’d be able to get a good price for our house and if we bought a cheaper house that needs some fixing up, it could help us pay off some debt, lower our monthly bills and we’d have some money to make the house our own.

We really liked the idea of downgrading for a few years while our kids are little to save some money & we felt at peace about this whole thing so we took the leap of faith and started this new adventure.

Long story short, we worked hard with help from friends to get our current house ready for sale. We put it on the market two days before Christmas. A couple of weeks later, it sold. Then we learned that the house we wanted sold just before ours did (it had sat on the market for all this time and I was really hoping we could snag it up) and I was super bummed.

Then we realized that there would be no other houses in our price range in our city so we started looking elsewhere and that’s how we ended up buying a tiny but cute house in a town 20 minutes from where we live now. So we’re moving from Niagara Falls to Fort Erie.

So, that’s where we’re at now! The closing date is next month.

Our new house is a third smaller than our current home.

Our kids are not getting any smaller.

We’ll see how this goes. :)

But all joking aside, we're excited for a new adventure! Even having less space is something I'm happy with (more on that in a future post). And we're definitely excited to explore our new town especially when the weather warms up! 

I can't wait to fill our new house with vintage finds, DIYs & locally made items and make it cozy in a way that is 'us'. And of course, we'll also buy stuff from big box stores that are easy on the budget (I'm looking at you IKEA!). As you might expect, I've been doing lots of thinking about the overall feel and vision for the house. I can't wait to share more about that with you! 

Until next time! xox