Yes, I have been MIA from the Blog-o-sphere.
Life is just so busy and there is so much time involved in keeping up with all the different media outlets; website, blog, newsletter, Facebook, etc. I really need to clone myself so I can keep up with everything!
As most of you know, I am in the process of building a new home so that is where the majority of my attention has been for the past two months. The process is going along quite quickly (now that we have a reliable contractor) and there are decisions that have to be made everyday. You could say I'm a bit overwhelmed by it all. The plan is to be moved in by Labor Day but really it looks like we may get in earlier. The bigger issue is selling our current house. This is a very spacious house with a lot of unique features that make it impossible to compare to other properties in the area, so the real estate agents are at a loss of how to price it. It is going to be a great value to the right buyer, but finding that right person could be another story.
Here's the situation:
The house itself is nothing special; just a 4 bedroom ranch with a finished basement. However, it sits on 14 acres of land with a 6,000 square foot heated Garage/Barn. It also has an enclosed in-ground swimming pool just off the master bedroom. In reality, it should be valued at about $500,000. The problem is, in this rural town, nothing has sold above $300,000 for several years. There are two lakes in town and the majority of houses that have sold are lake cottages well under the $200,000 mark. Bottom line- people who can afford this house are not looking to move into this town. It's a shame really because it's a great little town. We need to find someone who has horses or lots of equipment (like a landscaper) who wants to buy the property for the massive barn. If you know anybody let me know!
Loads of new goodies have arrived in the past week too including the Mixaparts necklaces and Simple Stories Summer Fresh line.