In November 2007, our house went on the market for sale by owner after we felt convicted to reduce our large mortgage payment. After a few months and no offers, we took the sign out of the yard and prayed and continued to work hard to prepare the house to sell. In March 2008, we listed the house with our friend and real estate agent. Although we got off to a slow start, we ended up having 14 showings in 6 weeks and 6 of those showings were in one weekend! Three real estate agents called and said that they were preparing offers with their clients for our home. We had a very exciting week last week awaiting an offer or two or three to come in, but to our surprise, not one offer came in. All three families chose different homes.
So, after more prayer and the realization that this is just not the right time for us to sell (for many reasons), we took the house off the market and we will be refinancing instead. We have so much peace about this decision and we are relieved to know where our home is. We are expecting our baby girl to arrive in about 11 weeks and now we can just focus on that event in our lives instead of worrying about packing and moving and resettling before, during, or shortly after her birth. We know that God will provide while we are in this house as He always has and when the time is right sometime down the road, we will sell. However, for now, we are home and I am so glad! This weekend we will be preparing a nursery and I can't wait! Hopefully I will have some pictures to share as we get everything done.