Day 259: Auction

14 Sep

Tomorrow is a big day. The house will be put up for auction and we are crossing our fingers that it doesn’t sell. Regardless of what happens, today is our last day of home ownership for a very long time. It’s totally bittersweet, but we are very much looking forward to the next few steps in our lives. We found a home to live in for the next 10 or so months (crossing our fingers on that one, too:)). We can’t get the keys until Monday, so hopefully no one tries to kick us out before then… Well, before the following weekend because I certainly can’t move furniture by myself. :)

We are slowly packing, throwing things away, shredding lots of paper and creating a donation pile. I absolutely love getting rid of things, and it feels good to know that we will not be moving with stuff that we don’t need… The house is similar to our current home, but some rooms are smaller. We’re going to have to sell a table, and possibly a couch or two. I have a feeling our next move will be even more difficult because we will have to really downsize, so I guess this is just a small stepping stone…

Thankfully, we haven’t made a huge mess of the house yet, so it’s still tidy (for the most part). Temoc found a bunch of boxes at work, and decided to stack them just outside of the living room. I’m thinking that he’s trying to give me something to do while he’s at school… So nice of him! ;)

As a warning, we may not have an Internet connection for a few days. During that time, we’ll either post really bad iPhone pictures or we’ll “cheat” and create posts ahead of time. That’s the one really big downfall of moving, I suppose…

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2 Responses to “Day 259: Auction”

  1. Anonymous September 14, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    You’re better off not leaving right away. The bank will offer you money in lieu of eviction for “early exit”. I’m very sorry that you both have had to go through all this, you’ve done absolutely nothing wrong and are victims of the housing crash. Anything we can do to help, please let us know.

    -Isaac

    • Jen September 17, 2011 at 12:06 am #

      Thank you, Isaac. We met with an attorney that gave us the exact same advice… Unfortunately, an investor bought our home (which we think was against all odds). If the buyer purchased it at the opening bid amount, s/he bought it for 1/3 less than what we would have sold it for during the short sale. I shouldn’t be surprised, but it’s still a bit unsettling…

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