Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Here We Go Again!
Last night we met with a real estate agent to put our house back on the market. We tried to sell it last year, but houses just weren't selling in our area. We're hoping this year will be different. We love our house, but it's no longer practical for the two of us to continue living in a huge house that needs constant upkeep.
Our house has gone down about $200,000 in value. When we bought the house, we thought we were making a good investment for our future. Then the economy fell apart, lay-offs happened, and my salary became our main (and often our only) income. We're losing money by staying here. We just replaced the heating system, remodeled the master bath, replaced the garage doors, and we'll need a new roof soon. I'd like to retire in a few years, but until we get a lower mortgage payment, I can't even think about it. It's time to move on, but giving up my home will be hard.