Sunday, January 16, 2011
house to sell or rent. After trying to sell it since July with little success we decided to pursue the rental option. This would require a refinance to get our costs in line with what we could rent the house for. We started the process in early November and waited, and waited, and waited. The mortgage company was so backed up with requests that the appraisal wasn't completed until December 23rd. In the meantime the foreclosures were piling up around us. Just before we left in December the house next door to the right sold for 65k less than our mortgage balance. On the other side of us two of the next four houses are in forclosure and for sale. We needed an appraisal that showed a 90% LTV ratio for the refinance to be approved. All in all it wasn't looking so hot for the Steeds - unless God had a plan. This past Monday night around 8:30pm we finally got the call, approved! Tuesday we listed the house for rent and in the past 5 days we have shown the house 7 times and we now have a renter pending an application approval. What a difference a week can make! Thank you Father for your faithfulness, open doors and your perfect timing. Now to begin walking through these open doors...
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Now we are in a full run to get alot done in the next 3 weeks. We have to get rid of our furniture, find homes for 4 cats, get the paperwork all set to bring our dog (Pete) with us, say goodbye, pack our belongings, sell our van, rent our house, get shots, say more goodbyes, buy plane tickets, get our life's paperwork in order, travel to South Florida to ship our belongings and visit with friends and family for more goodbyes. We need prayer for all of these things to happen and for the time to be peaceful.