Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: We sold our house!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

We sold our house!!

Evening friends!! Today I had planned to share a video on how to create that budget, but last night the baby didn't get to sleep till after 10 pm. She has been really trying hard at grabbing her feet. It is basically the only thing she's been doing lately, other than nursing of course. After her bath and nurse session, she opened her eyes and was trying to grab those feet again. I didn't have the heart to make her go to bed. I could have rocked her for 30 minutes and she would have eventually given into sleep, but instead I came out and the kids and I tidied up, watched Madagascar, and took turns admiring Miss Tallia's new trick. She's super pleased with herself :)

Since I didn't get my budgeting video filmed yet, I decided to go with a video I filmed back in November, but didn't get around to posting. A few months ago we sold our house. I mentioned it a bit on Facebook and even promised a video, but in normal Danielle fashion I am just getting around to it. It was on my list, but kept getting pushed further and further down the line.

After Miss Tallia was born and we moved to Arizona, we accrued a bit of debt. There were hospital bills, moving costs, car issues, retainers that needed to be replaced (Libby's broke two weeks after we moved), and a few other things happened. It was one of those "when it rains, it pours" kind of deals. We had wiped out our emergency fund and ended up needing to charge a bit of those unexpected expenses. With debt acquired, we started on the snowball method to attack our debt. We paid it down by a few thousand dollars, but we still had a ways to go. We decided to start looking at what assets we had to sell. We decided on our property in Henderson. We used We sold our house as is and we closed within 10 days. It was super fast. We sold it "as is" because it still had a lot of work to be done. We had quite a few unfinished projects and some things started to break before we left, but since we knew we were moving, we didn't fix them.

We made $20,000 from selling our home. We had enough to completely pay off all of our medical debt, start to build back up our emergency fund, pay my blog taxes, register our cars in Arizona, get ahead on our car payments, get 3 months worth of rent in the bank, and invest a bit. It was a huge blessing to us. My sisterinlaw took this picture a few days before the house sold. It made me a bit teary eyed. This was our home for almost 5 years. Sure it wasn't my dream house, but man it was a cozy place we called home. I'm thankful God led us to this little abode. I'm thankful we choose to pay cash for it because little did we know Jason would be out of work and we'd be living on very little....we needed this little place to lay our heads at night.

In the video I go into a bit more details behind the logistics of selling and how helpful my family was in the process. They were Amazing!!

XO Danielle


  1. Thank you so much for sharing your story. Having that savings is so important. What a blessing. BTW, I got your book yesterday. I can not wait to read it. Dawn

  2. I'm a bit confused. Did you make $20,000 profit (as in, you made back the purchase price of your home plus $20,000) or is that the amount you walked away with (as in, after closing costs, you got a check for $20,000?)

  3. You mentioned blog taxes. That is a new term to me. I am guessing that is because you make money via the blog? Could you please explain?

  4. That sounds like it worked out perfectly for you! I love how strategic you were about allocating the funds to different categories.


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