In my post ‘The ball is rolling’, I wrote the following –
As you know, several garage sales took place last year and additional ones are on the calendar for March. With downsizing from a 3,800 sq. ft. home to a smaller one comes downsizing furniture and possessions.
In my post today, I write the following –
The additional garage sales took place the past 2 weekends and many items were sold and others are now being donated.
This coming Monday, we leave for another trip to the next location that we will call home. Unlike the past trips last year, this one we will fly and not drive. This trip to our selected new location will be to search for resale homes and/or communities to possibly build a new home. We most likely will not buy on this visit, but if we come across a property we feel is a perfect fit, then an offer could be made. This trip’s main focus is to provide us a better idea of what is available that would best meet our criteria. Our plan for now is to either buy a property once the current one is sold; whether a resale or new construction or to start the process of building a new home or we may decide ultimately to rent for a while until that next home is found.
The decluttering of the current home has taken place as well as minor maintenance projects, newly painted closets; with the garden and landscaping preparations for spring to be completed once we return from this next trip. Now the whirlwind of activities will begin.
This past Tuesday we met with our realtor to discuss details on listing our home next month. Once we return from our trip, pictures will be taken of the house and the process to list it on the market will take place. Once these pictures are taken, then additional selling of processions will take place as we continue to downsize. At this point we are unsure as to how many possessions we will be taking with us – this decision will be determined with this next trip as we continue to explore our possibilities.
The goal at this time is to list the current property on April 15. The market here in Dallas is great and we anticipate the property will sell quickly. Once we have an offer, a decision will be made to sell the rest of our possessions or to move what possessions we still have to the new location.
Yes, at this moment there are some questions that still need answers and determinations to be made. The trip next week will help in resolving these and a clearer course of action will be available.