Love it or list it

So I've been on a bit of a break with the blog since my life turned into Love it or list it. Really.
We received a handwritten note in our mailbox a few months ago from someone that was interested in buying our house, if we would consider selling. {Our house wasn't for sale but we had been thinking about relocating, so we were tempted.} 

We agreed on a price and then during the inspection the buyers criticized *every* detail... down to the garbage disposal and every shingle on the roof. We loved our old house and started to feel like we were giving it away. We were scrambling to find a house we liked better. After *weeks* of back-and-forth the buyers backed out. They wanted a new house, not a 100 year old one. I was devastated. It took me a while to bounce back. We weren't working with realtors, so I was talking directly to the buyers. {Lesson learned: A realtor is worth every penny and keeps the transaction from getting too personal.}
Our house isn't huge. It doesn't have walk-in closets and there isn't room for a gourmet Kitchen, but it feels like home. Looong story short, it worked out because we love our old house and we can't imagine leaving. We are going to love it list it and stay a while.

P.S. Did you see the website that ranked all 50 states from best to worst? Michigan is #1! The commentary for each state is pretty hilarious. People were getting angry about the results so  BuzzFeed made a list you can re-rank. Too funny.

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