The first time we ever put our house on the market was fall of 2006. It was only on the market for a few months...when the holidays came, I was over it. I did not want to try to be all spic-n-span with two toddlers during Christmas. We took the house off the market and decided we may try again in the spring.
When spring rolled around, we decided that we may benefit more financially if we waited a whole year longer to pay down some debt and owe that much less on our mortgage. So we waited.
Spring of 2008 rolled around...and boy was momma ready to sell and upgrade. We had one goofy realtor...I'm not sure that I know a good one anymore...and by good, I mean trustworthy and willing to work to sell your home. But whatever. We toughed out a six-month contract with that lady and we were off the market as of August.
Now...and even then...the market is not so good. We get that. But we still want to sell b/c it's the perfect time to be a BUYER.
But we'll probably suffer a little as the SELLER. We won't get what we would've wanted the first time we listed...or even the second time.
And it should probably bother me a whole lot more than it does...but really...I just want to get a new house already!!!
Our financial situation is truly a blessing...and when we sell, we will make a nice hunk of money...but every little bit less that we take just eats up that nest-egg-waiting-to-happen.
We thought we'd build in a certain area...and everything that we've tried so far to get us in that area has fallen short of success.
So...are we not supposed to live in that area? Is it because the children aren't supposed to go to that school? What is it?
We found this one house a while back. It would put us in a great location, but when we first saw it, we thought it was way overpriced. Well...the price dropped a TON...and so we're trying to see if we can sell so we can get this house.
And, we've pretty much decided that if THIS door is slammed shut, we will no longer look for a new home in that area. We'll move on. Move on to probably another county, which would change plans for school in the fall...but maybe that's what God has been trying to get us to do anyway.
Maybe if we had been looking to do THAT all along, it would've happened in the fall of 2006.
Only God knows...
Maybe He'll share His plans soon.