Usually, April is a super "hot" month with people trying to find their next house. For buyers, the school-year is coming to a close and the timing is perfect for the buyer-family to find a house and get everything in order to start the summer somewhere fresh.
To help things along, we will probably have a slight price drop to make sure we hook more buyers. It's always good to start off higher and work your way down.
I have a strong feeling that once we lower the price, we will be swamped with showings. Between the time of year drawing closer to the end of school and summer, along with the weather improving, and a price drop...I believe we will soon be tackling the serious end of packing.
As for our acreage, I have been trying to put everything together in an organized fashion so that our move and construction process will go smoothly. However, it seems that I never have enough time or energy to do all that I need to do. The good news is...we've found a great concrete worker for our country area and they come highly recommended. This is important because the soil at our acreage is much different from surrounding cities that have a higher clay make-up.
We've reconsidered our construction process and will probably start off with building the shell for our cabin; we're thinking of building it with a metal frame for the main supports. There are so many considerations and expenses; it can be overwhelming. However, once we sell this house, we won't have the high monthly outgoing expenses. Those can be redirected toward building our home in the country.
Just imagining how overgrown our land is at this moment makes me shudder. As Spring approaches, the land has a burst of thick growth and becomes unruly.
I'm hoping we can get moved before the full heat of summer kicks in around June. Before that time, we can work in relative comfort during the early morning hours and late afternoon hours. Since most of our land is shaded, it will be nice, but we'll have to be careful about dehydration and heat stroke. Being in the South means to beware of the heat. It cannot be underestimated.
Pacing ourselves is most important.
For now, we need to get back on track with selling our house. I need to resume my pre-packing and get our house readied for the big move!
The country waits for us. It holds back for nothing and for nobody. As for the two of us...we're ready for the shocking change that will come with moving from the city to the country.
I think we'll adapt just fine. I guess we'll figure it all out, one day at a time.