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Should we move and saving money

May 19th, 2006 at 09:18 am

My DH and I are paying for a lovely home on the golf course. We have lived there for two years and we have a great network of friends from the old neighborhood that also moved there. So what's the problem? This house is eating our lunch. All the bills are so high with this larger home and the travel distance to our work is also longer. We have been having a serious discussion about selling this home (I should say our dream home) and moving to a condo with less yard, better commute and hopefully alot less upkeep money wise. We would like to have some extra money for travel and basically just extra money to do things we can't afford to do now. Also another benefit of the changing housing would be that we would be very close to both of our mother's that we are the ones who they both depend on. Only drawback right now is the real estate market in our area is the pits. Nothing is moving at the golf course because it has been so overbuilt. Not sure what we will decide to do. Just nice to know we have options. Trying to do better with spending. Not touched my money jar which is a very positive things for me. I have surprised myself that I have not "borrowed" from it for something I wanted. Last night we dined out for our Friday night date (on Thursday) since I am doing so things for my mom today and tonight. Spent only $14.00, we shared a meal from the appetizer menu and also were able to get two for one marguaritas. Had a very relaxed time.

3 Responses to “Should we move and saving money”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    This is probably not a good time to sell.

  2. mjrube94 Says:

    Look at the positive: You don't NEED to sell immediately, so you can bide your time a bit until things pick up. In the meantime, have you taken a good hard look at all of your bills to see what can be cut? If you're in your dream home, with great neighbors, I would make selling it a last resort, if other things could be done to make things more bearable. I don't know how much you've been able to look at the other blogs on the sight, but there are so many good ideas here...probably a few you haven't thought of yet. Good luck!

  3. PRICEPLUS Says:

    You might want want to wait a bit rather than take a substantial financial hit from the sale.

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