August 26, 2009

Update On Our Move To Santos

We started the process of selling our house in Sao Caetano in mid-July, and as of now we have not sold it. Since we have a full schedule of speaking in schools and churches in the Sao Paulo area until the end of November, we are hoping and praying to be able to move to Santos by the end of October or November. We will see what God has planned for us.

We have been going to Santos every Saturday to look at apartments (condominiums). The process of selling and buying a house in Brazil is different. You can use various real estate companies to sell your house, and we have 8 that are trying to sell our house. We are also trying to sell it ourselves, which would save us money, and have listed it on 4 or 5 "sell by owner" sites. Looking for houses or apartments is different too. Every Saturday we have been with a different realtor to look, because different realtors have different apartments to show. It's not like in the US where you can go with 1 realtor to look at anything on the market. So far we have seen 22 apartments and we will see 7 or 8 more this coming Saturday, and then more on the 1st Saturday in September. We have a list of 4 or 5 so far that are interesting to us, and when we know that we are selling our house then we will go back and look at these again, and then decide which one we want to buy.

A view of the coast from the mountains above

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