Friday, August 26, 2016

Our House in Grant Park - Going Going GONE

So as you may have seen, our house is officially up for sale. It was listed last Friday evening and we had someone coming to look at it within the hour!!

It's no secret that Grant Park [along with many other neighborhoods in Atlanta] is on fire right now. Houses are selling like hot cakes....and for top dollar! Houses are averaging 5 days to sell in this neighborhood, which is why Ernesto and I were considering selling it ourselves. But because we were closing on another house at the same time, we went the easy route. (despite the pain of paying agents commission. It is peace of mind, but I just kept seeing my kitchen renovation $$$ slip away.) Im over it now though, and glad our agent is taking care of everything. (thanks Rebecca!)

We had an offer the next afternoon and entered into a contract that evening. Done and done!

Ok its not really DONE, because anything could happen I guess, but we are past the due diligence period now which means the buyer did not back out after the inspection. woo-hoo!
We are on schedule to close September 12! Oh my.

Well you know what this means right? We said we weren't going to put our house up for sale until we find a new house. And.....we are under contract on a new house! Also past the due diligence period and due to close [hopefully] the same day as our Grant Park house.

It would be perfect if it works out that way!
This is all happening so quickly. Scary but so exciting too!

We went under contract on our new house (which I'll be sharing soon!) on a Monday and then worked our butts off so we could list three days later. There was a lot of purging and donating, which always feels good.
The listing write up was as follows:

"Location, Location, Location! This home boasts tons of natural light, open living spaces, designer finishes and a large master suite with amazing spa-like bath. Enjoy your coffee on 2 walk out balconies and glass of wine off the back porch, full with a downtown view. Fully fenced, private yard also has a storage shed for all your gardening needs. You will flip for this absolutely adorable home within walking distance of Grant Park Pool, Farmer's Market, Zoo, Neighborhood Charter School, restaurants and the future Beltline expansion.Amazing home, no detail left undone."

I didn't put that together, so I would argue the "downtown view." I guess in the winter there is a slight glimpse, but even then, it is a stretch. Speaking of stretch.....
Do you want to see the pis of our house?

We didn't have to do too much to prepare (it is a newer house after all). I have seen enough HGTV to know the basics. Declutter, Nothing personal. Not too much art. Neutral everything.
But that is BORING!! (and I didn't want to pack all my shit up yet- ha!)

Sooooooo...Without further adieu, here is my semi-decluttered, personal, colorful, art filled house!


Right after we listed, I was excited to see our house featured in Atlanta's CURBED blog. Curbed is a real estate blog in 15 cities around the country. They had MOSTLY nice things to say. Although I didn't like to hear they thought we under priced it! Oh well, I will be thinking how much we paid for it (a foreclosure in 2011), and then laugh the whole way to the bank...or the next cloing as it were.
You can read the write up in Curbed right here.


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