Yup, the hubby and I decided that now's the time. Why? Well, our little (1,200 sq. ft.) house was always intended to be a "starter home" and we've actually lived in it far longer than I would have thought. But between the tax credits, the interest rates, and the market, we figured now would be a good time to put it on the market and see what happens. We'd done so much work on the house over the last 5+ years that the only things that needed to be done before putting it on the market were to seriously declutter and install new carpet. (And oooh boy, does the new carpet make a difference!!! As you can imagine, the 28 year-old carpet that we had had before was barf-inducing.)
So a few weeks ago we put the house on the market. The listing went online on a Sunday night; by Wednesday we had an offer. BEFORE the sign in the front yard even went up. Obviously, we were SUPER excited, but totally unprepared for the house to sell so fast, since we hadn't even picked out a new house yet! So, a few crazed, hectic weekends of frantic house-hunting later, we finally found what we think might be the perfect house for us. Move-in date is March 26!
Details of the new house will come in the next few weeks. And prior to leaving our current house, I'm going to photograph it to death and post pics. Hopefully (if I can find them on our variety of old computers) I'll dig up some good "before" pics to have some quality before-and-after-time.