Alas, it is time to say goodbye to my first house – My Country Farmhouse. I made the decision to sell over the summer time and on the 4th of September my property was listed. There was a ton of interest on the property and faster than I thought it would happen I had my first offer. In only 3 days my house was sold – the first couple to go through the house made an offer which I accepted.
As of 2:00pm September 16th the deal was made firm after the final condition (home inspection) was complete. The closing date is November 1st, which means it is time to start packing up.
Here are my listing photos:
I spent 2.5 years renovating my house room by room. Adding personal touches to each to make it feel warm and inviting. Several items that I made were the feature barn wood wall in the master bedroom. Since it seemed so perfect for the space I sold it to the buyers for $300 (purchase of material was $150). What the buyers do not know is that their mother had seen the listing and reached out to my amazing agent (NATASHA!!!) and asked to purchase the dining room table which I made (purchase of material $200) and the chairs which I purchased off Wayfair. The set has been sold for $725.
3 years ago I purchased my house for $172,900.00 and over these years I’ve invested approximately $15,000.00 on renovations (that does not include my blood sweat and tears). I listed my house for $285,000.00. I accepted the first offer at $280,000.00. Once my fees are paid and the remainder of my mortgage returned to the bank I will have made $107,000.00. Less the $15,000.00 invested in to the house for a profit of $92,000.
I believe that if you make the right decisions to restore or renovate your house you can make money off of it (Do the math ahead of time – I knew all of my upfront costs before I started the work). I got in to the market with zero intentions to sell as I firmly believed it would be my forever home. While I was doing the renovations I discovered I have a true passion for renovating and interior design and I’ve decided that I will continue to find homes that require some love and make them beautiful again. However, I plan on staying in the next home and enjoying it before I make another decision to sell.
The future of My Country Farmhouse is currently up in the air. I cannot guarantee that my next house will be a farm house but what I can assure is that the next house will be in a small country town. It will require work and I will be doing before and after photos and tracking expenses.
Thank you all for following my journey. I hope you will stick around to see what happens next!