I have to say that my trip to Knoxville was great. I was fortunate enough to have wonderful Realtor and it all came together perfectly. You know when you just feel God's hand at work. Chills. We actually found two houses that we were more than pleased with, and in the end this came to be ours and when I showed the kids I couldn't help but cry because it is a magical little place.
Now, I keep using the word little, and I should probably use the word different instead. When we were making our plan to move to Tennessee we decided to go in different direction than we had previously when buying a house. It only takes a few moves and the loss of a lot of money to make you rethink what you had done before. It is normal to want a house that offers more than you had, more square footage, a better neighborhood, upgraded this and that. After watching the housing market sink and slide we decided we felt more comfortable buying a house that was under 200,000 for a lower mortgage and better sell ability...just in case.
So, this house is going to be a new experience for us. It is different than our suburban neighborhood packed with kids and summer block parties. It is quite, and wooded, and calm. The kids are going to have to play and socialize differently. They are going on a new adventure in every way and honestly the best one may be in their backyard. I feel really hopeful that different is going work for all of us.
For more pictures, follow this link. I'm pretty sure my blog can now be dedicated to decorating a well preserved house built in the 60s. I will have plenty to post about :)