Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is power. But a lack of knowledge would make you what? Of that I am not really sure. But any way we are trying to get our electrical poles installed and have run into some obstacles, namely more granite. So because of this two of our four pole holes are rock holes. This means they cost more because they have to drill through rock. On one of them they also have to install an anchor into the rock, extra cost. But once they are complete they should never go anywhere. So what went from a 2-3 day job turned into about 10 days.


On The Move

Buying and selling can be a stressful thing. The best advise I can give you is, “Be prepared and be flexible!” And make sure you have a realtor you can trust. We recommend Corey Martin of Keller Williams Martin Home Group. He is awesome!

In the process of building our new home we have had to sell our existing homes. The Colorado market is fairly crazy when it comes to the type of house that we are in, which is a 1st time home buyer/small family home. Because of this we had our house put on the market Friday evening, Saturday from 1-4 we did an open house, there were 10 showings scheduled, 3-4 more on Sunday and 7 offers in by Sunday at noon. This was great because we knew we would be able to sell our home but we had to decide who was going to be the smoothest process for us to finish the selling process.

Ultimately we found one of the seven and went with our decision. Now we have closed and both parties in the end were very happy. Now we are living with some great friends for a bit while the winter continues on. We hope in the spring to be in a trailer on the property.

Another tip in selling your home is make sure your realtor has professional pictures taken to show off your home. They make a huge difference as you can see in the video below. When pricing, don’t be greedy. Find a price you will be happy with and that is good for the neighborhood and anything over that is a great bonus.

A quick note about moving. First, our friends and family are awesome. Some helped the days before in packing and we had lots to help the day of with moving and putting things in storage. The biggest advice I can give is make sure you are packed about 90% before everyone shows up, it makes things go a lot quicker and your help is a lot happier. Also, don’t forget to feed those who so lovingly offered themselves. They need fuel and deserve it as well.

Thanks to all that have helped this time and in the past.


So this week has been lots of catch up on the leach field and a little of digging the crawl space. Not much to say at this point we are continuing work and some things will slow down until we get our plans back from the structural engineer and get them in to the county for approval.