It’s time for some promotion of the people who have been (and will continue to be) integral in helping us realize our dream.

First, Katie Kennedy and EveryHome Realty.
Bottom line, she didn’t laugh at us.
Instead, she’s been helping us to figure it out as we go.
And we promise that she’s the best agent in the history of real estate. Ever.

To learn more about Katie and EveryHome, visit


So, in an ideal world, Billy and I would have working on our little project voraciously for the last six months. But things didn’t really work out that way.

We bought the farmhouse and the barn together, as they are adjacent properties (though subdivided), and the previous owners didn’t want to sell them separately. When we did that, we basically tied up all of our renovation money in the house. So we had to sell the house before we could (afford to) start work on the barn. We listed it in May, and had a ton of interest right away (it’s an awesome house). Problem was, everyone who was interested had their own houses to sell. Contingent offers don’t move quickly. So we had to stay patient.

Fortunately, our real estate agent is a rockstar, and our patience has paid off! We have accepted an offer from a pretty great family who we think will be sweet neighbors. And we have a closing date…… so the countdown is on to 11/30.

full disclosure:

We didn’t come up with the blog idea.

Credit belongs to our real estate goddess, Katie Kennedy, of EveryHome Realty.  We found her by chance, but can now comfortably say that she’s the best real estate agent ever.
In the history of real estate.
(We promise.)

When everyone else was pushing us off or not returning our phone calls, Katie met us with enthusiasm and encouragement.  She has guided us through the process so far, which we’ve definitely needed (as ours is not the most conventional approach to buying a home).

And barn-blogging was her idea.
(She’d probably be better at it anyway.)
Katie knew that, at the very least, this whole process was going to make an interesting story, and what better way to tell it than on the internet.
She may have her own (far superior) blog, and if so, we promise to link to (or steal from) hers so you can get the good stuff.