Thursday, March 21, 2013

Officially on the Market!

As you may already know, my boyfriend has been renovating our town home for almost a year now. It's finally complete and we are putting it on the market. We want to move to a single family home so we can have a garage and a yard for Piper. (And Tim wants to flip another house. Yay...)

Needless to say, things have been pretty hectic. Our realtor is big on staging, which is great, because she's brought over a ton of stuff for us to use during the showing process. However, it means we had to store/hide most of our stuff and re-do some of our reno. And we had to repaint a LOT. Her style is a bit more traditional than us, but I know that tends to appeal to more buyers. So, we painted over our fabulous dark grey master bedroom walls, and replaced all my black, white, and yellow accents with browns and aquas.

The house just went up on the market this week, and we still have more pictures to take and post. I'm not going to lie, the idea of keeping the house spotless and getting all 3 pets and their supplies out of the house for every showing is quite daunting. I just hope it sells fast so we can limit our stress level.

On the upside, we have learned a lot. Tim has gained so much knowledge about home renovation and with the help of his awesome family, has been able to keep the labor costs at a minimum  I have learned a lot about staging, some DIY projects  and a lot about the home buying/selling process. I even got to flex my negotiation muscles when contracting with our realtor. :)

Tim also had a good idea to blog about the next "flip". I did post some before and after pics from this one but for the next, I think I'll post regularly on the process. I may not be the one laying the tile, but I can sure blog about it. ;)

With all that being said, here are some pics of the place. Please pass along to anyone in the Lexington area who is looking to buy!

Let me know if you would like more information!

We are headed to Columbus this weekend to visit some friends, drink some beverages, and watch some basketball. Luckily, they have a big house with a dog, so Pipe is coming with! I thought this was going to be the first time we would have to board her, so I'm relieved she can come with us! She's great when traveling and I just love having her around! 

Have a great weekend!


  1. Hey girl, I'm not sure if I've commented here yet - but I loved reading about how the process of flipping and putting your house on the market! I love DIY and renovations (watching, not doing) so I would love to read more about this! Good luck with the sale! I went to EKU so I know a few people in Lex, but they have houses already. I'll keep my ears open for ya though!

    And isn't it so nice to bring your dog instead of boarding her? I'm always sad when we have to board our little guy. Love that pic of her with her head out the window :)

    1. Thanks!! I love finding other KY bloggers! Stay tuned for more house reno posts!

  2. The house looks super cute! Hope it sells fast :D


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