Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Week 13 - Putting it on the Market

It's finally happening... the house is going on the market. Final inspection yielded one small requirement for adjusting the vents for the bathroom fan and drier. No small thing as it requires the Mr. to crawl around in the eaves on what promises to be one of the hottest days of the year. I will be sure to tell him to keep his cell phone handy so he can call 911 if he feels faint or gets stuck (the only access is a little trap door through one of the closets).

The listing showcased the kitchen... and why not? It should make the new owners fall in love with the place. Do you remember the before photos?

And of course the during...

And the after!

I hope to get a complete suite of before and after this weekend and then we just have to wait and see. The Realtor remains very optimistic that we'll have offers at the open house which should be on Sunday.

Here is how one of the listings reads...

Nothing to do but move into this superb home w/brand new custom kitchen w/plentiful shaker cabinets, granite counter top, new stove, dishwasher and disposal and tile.Fabulous spacious fireplaced FR addition w/slider to private back yard. Separate office/den. New Bathrooms w/pedestal sinks, new furnace and wiring. Walk to the park. Fireplaced living room and separate dining area. This beautifully updated home is waiting for you


  1. WOW! It's gorgeous!! I'm very hopefully for you guys that you not only get an offer, but why not a bidding war!!

    I would buy it in a heartbeat, just based on that lovely kitchen, if I was in your area!! Any chance your reno guys are for hire to a single gal just in process of maybe buying a 1920, 1.5 story house that needs some TLC?? I could use their help, if only they were in Saskatoon, lol.

    Good luck!
    Jen and the Black Dog Crew

  2. The kitchen looks great! I love that pass-through under the beautiful cabinets! Good luck on Sunday!

  3. I haven't stopped by in quite a while, and the house looks FABULOUS!!

    Elyse (and Riley)

  4. Mom would have no problem working in that gorgeous kitchen! Our paws are crossed for a quick sale!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  5. Consider it sold, although will you take dog furs in exchange I have like a million of those?!

  6. That is so beautiful! The kitchen is so much more "open" and airy feeling, Can't wait to see the rest of the before/afters. And the rhodies look awesome out front.

    You, Sir and Madam and assorted tool-time-guys, have done a marvelous job. Good luck for a fast turn-around.

    Oh, and did you ever go investigate the storm shelter?

  7. OoH it looks great! I just know it will sell soon! :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  8. Wow!!! It looks wonderful and will sell quick!

    You can always put Mango outside during the open house w/sign on him aiding in sale-

    Cracking up over sending Mr. in the vents w/cell phn-

    I see your flowers are still there ;)

  9. Wow. The Mr and fellow workers certainly should be very proud of themselves. I can't believe the difference and to me, its a relatively short time. Best of luck with the open. Hope it sells straight off. I hope you have 'no worries'. Love Carol.

  10. Amazing job you all did! It certainly is market ready. Someone's gonna love living in that house!

    Waggin at ya,

  11. Yup, I really am looking at buying a 1920 farmhouse. I hear ya on the expensive, but this house already has a good start on some of the stuff- new heat, new siding. But, needs a new roof, new windows and some new electrical upstairs. But, it's charming and lovely and full of potential- to even knock walls out and make the kitchen bigger. And, I think I'll like a good project to restore some of it's original beauty.

    Yes, it lacks space (some rooms are tiny, think kitchen, lol) and storage, but I've been thinking of ideas to get around that. Anyway, I'm off to the mortage specialist this week to see if it's possible even. :)

    Hope your house sells FAST!!! :)

    Jen and the BDC