It’s been a whirlwind of a week - but the awesome news is that we already have a verbal agreement on the sale of our house, and the official paperwork & processing should begin today. Our house hit the MLS on Tuesday of this week, was already getting showings on Wednesday morning, and by yesterday (Thursday) afternoon we had received an offer from the Realtor who had first toured it. We made a modest counter-offer around 5:30 and had heard by 8:00 that the two Realtors had talked and there was verbal agreement on our counter offer.
If all the formal processing goes smoothly - and there’s no reason to think it won’t - we should be closing by the end of April.
Who says the real estate market is horrible?
While we won’t be clearing the gobs of money that the real estate market promised back when we purchased the house, we sold at roughly 11% higher than what we purchased the house at 16 years ago, higher than our mortgage payoff and with enough margin to also pay off the remaining loan we have on the fifth wheel.
Which means? We’ll be debt-free. Totally. Completely. Debt. Free.
I know - life is funny. And good at coming up with unexpected and unplanned events. Any number of things could happen that would cause us to have to go back into debt. But we have a chance - a small chance - to bust free and stay there and we’re going to take it and run!
What does financial freedom + location independence equal?
Heck if we know, but we are going to button up things here in West Michigan and hit the road to find out!
Wish us luck!