As you probably know by now, I have a tremendous amount of student loan debt and Maria and I are selling my house in an effort to pay that debt off. Also, we are getting married in June and we are looking for a place in between our current homes to start our married lives together. So, on the market it goes!
We chose our realtor a few weeks ago and thus began our house selling adventure. We needed to ready the house for real estate listings and tidy up before anyone came through to see it. Maria and I took one look around and realized we had a lot of work to do. We spent an entire weekend going through every room; throwing junk away; marking other things to give to family, friends or charities; and cleaning the house from top to bottom.
My house went on the market the following Friday. Apparently, the work Maria and I put in paid off; it showed three times that very weekend and has had several other inquiries this week!
In the past, we've only shown small snippets of where we live, mostly as background in photos. Today you have a chance to take a tour of my home.
Your tour begins with the kitchen. If you are a frequent visitor of the blog, you will instantly recognize this room. The kitchen has the best lighting in the house, which is why it is the backdrop for so many of our photos.
The Dining Nook
The kitchen opens into a small dining area and the living room is to the left of that.
The Living Room
The living area in my house is modest, but the fact that it opens to the dining nook makes it feel much more spacious.
The Master Bedroom
The master bedroom is the first stop down the hall as you exit the living area.
As you can imagine, we will probably need more closet space for the two of us when we move in together!
The next room as you move down the hallway is the bathroom.
This next picture of the bathroom sink isn't really necessary, but I really liked it. Isn't my Maria a great photographer?
The Second Bedroom
A few more steps down the hall and we arrive at the second bedroom in my house.
One final step before turning the corner into the basement leads us into the den. That sliding door hides the back entrance and connects with the kitchen, bringing my house full circle. The stairs to the basement are back there as well.
A walk down the stairs opens up into the (mostly) finished part of my basement. The walls are knotty pine with a little bit of red wallpaper along one wall.
Now we are in the (mostly) finished part of my basement. The walls are knotty pine with a little bit of red wallpaper along one wall.
The door you see on the right is the unfinished portion of the basement with a workbench, furnace, water heater, washer, dryer and washtub.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my house! I've loved living here for the past five years and it has been a wonderful house for me. But I am ready to move on to the next step in my life together with Maria and to get to work on that debt! I am seriously looking forward to coloring a really big chunk off on that debt chart Maria made for us.
Rob have been working to pay off his student load debt since JULY and this is his progress so far. We can't wait to sell his house so we can finally color in a REALLY big space on our Debt Free chart. #goingdebtfree #babysteps #daveramsey #houseforsale @daveramsey @rachelcruze A photo posted by Maria and Rob (@crazytogetherblog) on
And no, we still don't know where we will live yet. We'll update you on that search in the near future! I think it will happen really fast.
Update: The Debt is Paid Off!
Thanks partly to selling my house, we have paid off $250,000 in student loans and mortgage! Completing this debt free journey was a lot of work, so we celebrated by heading to Nashville and doing a Debt Free Scream on The Dave Ramsey Show. It was the perfect way to cap off all the effort we put in to paying off my debt. You can read more about the Scream and how we got to meet the man himself in this post.
And yes, Dave signed our “On Our Way to Debt Free” chart! If you'd like to download your very own free customizable copy, just click on the image below!
Our Debt Free Journey
If you want to read more about my debt and our journey to dig ourselves out of it, just click on any of the pictures below.