Friday, December 12, 2008


Martha, you get a gold star for the day. I did indeed accept an offer on the Fixer(ed)-Upper!!!

I'd photoshop some kind of cool 'SOLD' photo with the house but my computer broke again.

We're closing in ten short days and I have to say that I'm very satisfied. There were a couple snags along the way (P.O. issues, STILL!) but in all it was a pretty easy deal.

It's a little bitter sweet for me though. It's nice to think that I've already made my last mortgage payment on the house, especially with the cost of living in NY, but it is hard to think back to all of the work my family and I put into the house. What makes it easier to give up is this next part. I'm totally stoked about this part.

The guy who is buying the house isn't an investor, he's going to live in the house himself. WITH HIS KIDS!!! I am so happy my house will be lived in by a family, not rented to more sketchy weirdos! The closing date is the 22nd, assumable so they can move in before Christmas. How nice is that? The mental image of a family opening gifts in my living room on Christmas morning is such a great picture that it makes all of the work worth it.

...AND I don't have to pay that stupid mortgage anymore! YES!!!


Ranty said...

Congratulations! That is awesome news.

Domesticated said...

Congrats, Nate!

denise said...

Woo hoo! That's a huge accomplishment in today's market. Congrats!!

Fargo Martha said...

Double whooeee for selling to a family! As a fellow Roosevelt Neighborhood resident, kids for our small school are sooo important. To the rest of you bloggers out there, please know that Nate is as literate, personable, and dedicated in person as he is on his blog. I had the honor of spending a couple of hours with him on his November break from NYC stardom, checking out the cool building doings in Fargo, ND.

Sandy said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you, Nate! And to sell to someone who will live in it and love it (with kids) is a major bonus.

p.s. Hope your family and friends are well in Fargo. Saw the blizzard conditions and heard the awful wind chill this evening and the first thing I thought of was you and your family.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations Nate! What a wonderful Christmas present - both for you and for the family who will be living there soon. :-)