It really happened and everything went through as had been hoped for: my Colorado Springs home now belongs to someone else!
It’s surreal for it to be actually a true statement. I no longer own a home. HOLY SHIT. Do you even understand the stress that has been on my back for the last 10 years??? It’s been a pretty good investment and a wonderful tax deduction, but to have to suck up the times when I didn’t have renters? That only happened very rarely, but when living in NYC and having that situation occur was very painful to absorb. It’s not so bad now, but I haven’t had renters since last July, so yeah, double rents for me! And I paid to get it fixed up so I could sell it, which was totally worth it, btw.
All of this is just a long way for me to say I can’t really believe it happened and didn’t catastrophically veer into disaster. The buyers obviously liked the house, my wonderful realtor made the deal happen, I got a good price for it and actually made a profit on the house (although let’s be honest, if I add all the money paid over the years and when I didn’t have renters…let’s consider it even), and on Friday, the closing happened. And the proceeds just arrived today. WOW.
Larry & I can actually and realistically start to plan for buying a home of our own now. My VA loan is available again and I have the means to provide a good chunk towards a down payment. We’re not in the market until early next year, which works out fine. This is just…wonderful.