Exciting news! Hepworth House 2.0

Huge spoiler alert here, but guess what?!

We are moving!

Yup, we are moving. We are staying in Austin though. Just house hopping. We’ve wanted to move to a one-story for awhile now, and doing the Dave Ramsey Total Money Makeover program was just what we needed to give us the kick in the pants to pull the trigger.

Once both deals are final I can relax a little and give more details. I’ve been holding out mentioning it on the blog because I didn’t want to jinx it or tempt fate or anything.

I will say that we have a buyer for our current home. Nothing is official until the ink dries next month though, so I’ll hold my breath for a couple more weeks.

I promise I will give you tons of details about selling our home, packing, staging, etc once the dealio is dunzo.

I CAN, however, tell you about the new house! We closed on the deal this morning. I have wanted to talk about it for 30 days, but I had to stay mum until I knew it was really ours. As of this morning, this is our new home:

It’s a one story, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, and a bonus game room on a little more land than we have now. We have lots of work to finish inside it this week before we load up the moving truck this Saturday. We are pulling up the carpet, painting all the trim, and laying new carpet this week. I’ll update you on the painting and carpet within a day or two.

Posting has been light this past month because we have been absolutely consumed with house stuff. I have spent every spare moment either finishing projects around our current home or dealing with random stuff for purchasing the new one. Now that this is all coming to a close I am hoping to have more time to post more frequently. I have so many things I want to share with you!

I am so glad that I am finally able to share this news with y’all. It has literally made me crazy not being able to mention this until now. I hope you guys are as excited as I am and will want to continue to follow along on this new chapter in our lives.

We are actually still waiting to get the keys to the new place, so as soon as I get inside the new house I will share some “before” photos with y’all. And of course I have like 50 projects in the que for y’all that I’ve done around my current home to get it ready to put on the market.

See again soon!

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  1. Congratulations!!!!!!!! This opens up so many more DIY opportunities! 🙂 Glad everything went well !

  2. I’m so happy for you, Allison! Congratulations!

  3. How exciting! The new home looks beautiful. I am partial to one stories & insisted on it with the last home we bought. So much easier than all those stairs. Congratulations on the buyer!

  4. That sounds amazing! A single story will be oh so fabulous!!

  5. Congratulations! It’s funny how excited I can get for a stranger on the internet, lol, but I am really excited about your new house! It looks so nice, and I can’t wait for all the posts that are going to be coming our way!

  6. Congrats on the new house. I can’t wait to read your remodeling posts. I love Austin. My sister went to UT so I visited a couple of times. Loved the lake area and Barton Springs.

  7. Andrea Schuneman says:

    Congrats! So happy for you and your family. If it has anything to do with Mr Ramsey then I bet you are becoming debt free or are! Can’t wait to hear all about it.

  8. Congratulations! Can’t wait to hear more about the new house 🙂

  9. Congrats! We too are doing Dave Ramsey, looking forward to your post about the big changes 🙂

  10. Wow – how exciting for you! I know that Austin is a sellers market right now, so I’m sure it will all work out. I would love to downsize, so we’re probably the opposite of you…but hooray for new beginnings in your new home.

  11. How exciting! Looking forward to following your projects!~~Angela

  12. congratulations!! can’t wait to see what you do to the new place!!

  13. That is so exciting. Real Estate is so intoxicating, isn’t it? I’m looking forward to seeing all of your projects in your new abode. I have to say – it has curb appeal! Loving it so far!

  14. So exciting!! I can’t wait to see all your projects. I was just thinking about you earlier today and thinking I had not seen much from you lately.

  15. CONGRATS!! Love your houses!!

  16. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! I’m so excited for you!!!!

  17. awesome!! I can’t wait to follow along with you in a brand new home!!

  18. Sarah Lambert says:

    Congrats Allison!!!!

  19. Super exciting. Can’t wait to hear more about the new house and why you decided to move. Would love to know the reasons and the pros and cons.


  20. Congrats!!! Dave would be so proud! Happy moving and debt eliminating!

  21. Awesome! I can’t wait to see all of your AMAZING makeovers!

  22. Live like no one else! Congratulations!!!!


  23. Congrats!! That’s wonderful news!

  24. Soooo exciting! I can’t wait to see the new place! Congratulations ;o)

  25. Congratulations!!! That’s so freaking exciting! Can’t wait to see photos of the new place! 🙂

  26. Wahoo!
    What a stressful time for you guys.
    I’ll say again though, how courageous you are for doing this! Way to go!
    Do you cringe about all the hard work and sweat equity you put into the house?? I think I would, but never been in this position, so I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.
    Happy packing!!

  27. That’s so exciting, congratulations!!! I hope the transition goes smoothly (as much as moving can, at least) and that your new home is just perfect for you and your family!!!

  28. Congratulations on downsizing! Hope that word is okay to use. I went back and re-read where you hinted about possibly moving to a smaller house to have less mortgage payment. Wow, you are on a roll—selling the van and moving! I think this is so neat that you are doing this. We live in a ranch (that’s what a one story is called in GA) and like not having to deal with stairs. Your pic looks like it has a circle driveway?

  29. Yippy! I am so happy for you and your family! Many congrats and much happiness in your new home. Looking forward to seeing inside and of course what magic you plan to do. 😉

  30. Congrats!!! So happy for you! Can’t wait to see a flurry of projects!

  31. Congratulations! We are moving into our new house today. Your blog has got my “To Do” list very long but MOST exciting. Blessings on your new home!

  32. AWESOME!!!! I LOVE the new house! I’m a sucker for a brick ranch. I can’t wait to see the inside! Fun times!!!


  33. I love one story homes, that’s why I went from a house with stairs to an apartment/condo instead. And I love the driveway! Could hardly wait until all your “stuff” is moved in!

  34. Congrats to you from Abu Dhabi. I follow you all the way over here in the Middle EAst. Great news on the move. And as Meemaw would say “it all works out in the end”.

  35. Congrats Allison! Can’t wait to hear all the details!

  36. Congratulations!! That is so exciting. Your new home is beautiful, and I LOVE all those trees!! Have so much fun!

  37. Allison, I loved your current/old home (but then I wasn’t making the mortgage payment or doing the cleaning/upkeep!) From the outside your new place looks wonderful. Based on what you have shared about Dave Ramsey, I know you have made some wise decisions for your and your family. I look forward to seeing the inside and all the improvements you will make so it is YOUR home.

  38. I also read the Dave Ramsey book! It definitely changed my perspective on money management. This new house looks huge! Is it a short sale/foreclosure? Is this cheaper than your current home?

  39. Congrats on the new place! When we lived in Florida nearly every house was a one story home (better for hurricanes). I missed two story homes so much! Being from up north will do that to you… Now that we have been back home for a few years now and lived in two story homes ever since, I miss the one story. Besides the lack of stairs, I feel like we were all together more often when we were in the one story. It’s weird. There’s something about being on the same level that makes you feel a little more connected to everyone else in the house. Again, congrats! Can’t wait to see pictures!

  40. great news. it is always good to hear from someone with good news and that it has not been illnesses that has kept them off. it will be interesting to hear from the children’s point of view also. Wouldn’t you just love to see a Dave Ramsey TotalMakeover in Washington DC????? wishing you al the best in this new journey.

  41. SO COOL!!! I can’t wait for all the fantastic posts that will come out of the new house! Your old house was bee-you-ti-ful. This will be so fun!

    I really super respect you guys for your dedication to being debt free. It is tough at first but SOSOSO worth it.

  42. Wow! Congratulations! I really like the new house. I’ve always preferred a single story home, and your new one is beautiful. I can’t wait to see the inside.

  43. BEAUTIFUL!! Congratulations! I am looking forward to seeing the inside!!

  44. Allison, congratulations!! We live in a one story house and I have to say that I love it. Your current home with all the upgrades you’ve made to crown molding, beadboard, etc, I’m sure paid off. Can’t wait to see the project you have coming up in the new house!

  45. Wow I love the look of the new house!! Congrats!

  46. Congratulations! I love the look of your new house and can’t wait to see all of the projects you have up your sleeves! 🙂

  47. Very excited for you! Your new place has lots of curb appeal! Just wanted to say it’s because of you and another blogger I follow we have started the Dave Ramsey program and are super excited with progress! I can’t wait to see what you do with the new house!


  48. What?! And you didn’t tell me???? Haha, just kidding! That’s AWESOME news. Congrats on the new digs. Looks amazing! Can’t wait to see the before & afters of your new place. Woot woot!!

  49. YAH! I’m so glad the “cat is out of the bag”! As we talked about at SNAP! we really want to buy a new home… but I think we need a Dave Ramsey makeover… I think we are off to the library to rent the book (not buy)! 😉 We want to be credit card debt free and buy a new home (fixer upper of course)! Congrats again, friend! Excited to read about your next chapter!

  50. Aww, you mean no more before/afters featuring the slaughter of Barney? What a shame (well, no not really!)

    Super excited for you!

  51. I’m not trying to be nosy or a stalker, but is your new house off of 1431 on Sam Bass? There is a house over there that looks just like yours that we were thinking about buying shortly after it was built!!! In the long run, we ended up staying in our current house (we live off of 1431). I had been told by some of your acquaintances that we were neighbors!

  52. Christianne says:

    Congratulations Allison! Isn’t it great to be on your way to “financial freedom”? We are debt free (Dave Ramsey–four years ago) and loving it. There are still times my hubs will say “do we have enough money to…” and I’ll remind him it’s already been budgeted. What a relief!

  53. Wahoo! Congratulations! The new home is so so beautiful! Such an exciting time for you all! New houses are just so much fun, all new spaces to play with! Can’t wait to see all the new projects you come up with as you settle in the new place!


  54. Congratulations!!! How exciting!! Can’t wait to see more of your new space 🙂

  55. Congrats Allison! Can’t wait to hear all the details and see what new projects/inspirations come from this new space!!!

  56. That’s awesome news, Allison! So happy for you and your family. We just moved into a house we had built back in October so we’re not quite settled in yet. But the fun part is all the new decorating and creating. I’m super jazzed for you and I can’t wait to see all the wonderful things you do in your new home.

  57. Congratulations Allison!
    Will definitely continue to follow along to see what you have in store for the new place!

  58. Congratulations! I wish you so much happiness in your new home. We’re moving in less than 3 weeks! Exciting times! x

  59. WOW how lucky are the people moving into your current home?! You’ve done so much to it! JEALOUS


  60. So exciting! Love that you guys are living debt-free. It can feel hard sometimes, but it is so worth it, isn’t it?! xoxo

  61. Oh wow, congrats! How exciting – your new home looks lovely – I absolutely love the style of one story homes, that`s what I have too!

  62. Yeah, that is so exciting! Best wishes for an easy closing and a simple stress-free move.

  63. So exciting…and love the new house and yard!!! all that space, and that deck, are amazing!! Congrats on selling your old house so fast, too. How did you talk your kids into leaving their district???

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