Before we listed our home, our agent had a check-list of things he wanted us to do to get ready to put our house on the market. One of things on that list was to write a letter to the potential new owner(s) of our home. So I sat down one evening and wrote a short letter. I thought I'd share it here so that I'd have it to remember. :-)
To the next owner of **** Flamingo Drive,
At the beginning of 2007, we started looking for the perfect starter home. We would be getting married in July and wanted to find the perfect home to call our own. After looking at several houses, we kept coming back to this one. We loved the finished basement, the corner lot and the floor plan. It had so many things we were looking for and we looked forward to adding our own special touches to make it the perfect home for us. We closed in April, and with my Dad’s help, we started renovating it right away to get it all ready to move in after our wedding. We started with the bigger renovations; enclosing the carport into a garage, renovating the bathroom entirely and adding a new back-splash and counter-tops in the kitchen. We painted all the rooms, added new trim, six panel white doors and new floors. It was so great to move into our home as newlyweds with all of the big projects done.
We did a few smaller projects around the house over the next few years and really loved spending time in our home. We hosted several family holiday parties here and loved having family and friends over. We enjoyed taking our dogs for walks around the quiet neighborhood and working outside in the yard.
Then, in the Fall of 2011, we brought our sweet baby boy home. We loved decorating his nursery and getting the house all ready for a baby. It was so sweet to be able to bring him home to our first home as a couple. We had a second baby in the Spring of 2014; a baby girl. Our daughter completed our family just perfectly and we've loved every minute spending time as a family here in our home. We've loved taking walks on Sunset Trail, playing on the playground at Mullanphy Park and teaching our son how to ride his bike on the sidewalk in front of our house. The kids have loved playing in the backyard and walking just up the street to get a snow-cone on warm Summer evenings.
This house will always hold such a special place in our hearts. It's the house where our little family started and that's something we will always remember and cherish. We take great pride in this house and what we've done to make it a home. We know you will love it just as much as we have!
Jake and Amy Smith
** A little update on our move/house**
We moved this past weekend into our temporary condo. We are starting to get settled in there and it's working out quite nicely.
The closing date on our first home was supposed to be today, but as of last night, that date has been pushed back due to some paperwork slipping through the cracks. The buyers mortgage lender has the paper work they need now and it's just a matter of processing it and setting a new closing date, which will hopefully be later this week.
We had the inspection done on the house we're in the process of buying and they didn't find anything earth shattering that would keep us from buying the house, so we're one step closer to buying our second home and making it our forever home.