Friday, September 23, 2011


We closed on the sale of our house today.

How do I feel about it? Awesome! And sad. But happy to be done! But really depressed when I think about the dollar amount we took to the table. Holy smokes, that's a lot of money. And then when you factor in the amount we had in equity. . . wow. We lost big. But, that wasn't a surprise. We knew it would be this way. Clark has compared it to waiting for someone to punch you in the stomach, and when they finally do, it still hurts, but at least you aren't waiting anymore. It's just over and done with and you can move on. So, it's time to move on.

Speaking of moving on, I suppose it's time I update ye olde blog header. No longer is this blog about the adventures of a St Georgian. It's all Michigan now, baby!

And before you ask, let me tell you that it's going to take quite a long time for us to recover from this mis-adventure in real estate. A very. long. time. We won't be buying a home for, oh, years. But we are finally moving forward instead of standing still!


Emilie said...

We feel your pain with the lost money on real estate.

Congrats on the sale!

Sabrina said...

I am so happy you sold your house but I wish it were under more favorable circumstances. It's so great that you've a great situation in Michigan though.

Nathan said...

I already commented on your FB, but I am sorry you lost so much money. Sometimes I really hate the stuff (money). It's great that it's all over though!

Judy said...

I'm glad you're in a good place now. I know lots of people in your shoes, and you didn't do anything wrong. It's just the market right now. Things will get better.

Erica said...

So happy for you guys!!! What a burden to be gone - finally :)

kierste @ brown paper packages said...

I'm so happy you were able to sell it--what a relief! I'm terribly sorry about all the money you lost--but glad that you will be able to finally move on.