So, hopefully I'm not jinxing us by posting this (as it seems to have been bad luck in the past), but Sam and I had our offer accepted on another house. This came after some semi-drama with another house that became a multiple offer situation. However, I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason, and the house that we are now under contract with is the right house for us.
While the yard has been cleared of refuse, it needs quite a bit of work, but I think we're actually both looking forward to the potential possible in it. It could make a great entertaining space as well. In addition to the yard, we'll also need to figure out where the art studio will be located as it doesn't presently have a spot for this. Unfortunately, the basement area has low ceilings, so it's not conducive for this, but we think we have a solution in the works.
Overall, we're keeping positive that this one will actually work out. Our inspection is early next week, so as long as that goes well (which we anticipate because everything has been updated), it looks like a spring move may be in the works.