Selling Starter Home
My husband and I have come to a point in our life when we are thinking of selling our starter home and moving on to our 2nd home, which would hope to be our forever home. We have been doing loads of research to learn about selling and buying. When we purchased our current home we weren’t very well informed and made a few mistakes. We were naïve, to say the least, and very excited to just be buying a home. This time we are taking our time.
Before we can buy our next home we have to sell our current home, which is a lot of work. I had no idea what the preparations of selling our current home would require. We have had someone come and to give us an assessment to find out what we need to do. It is not a long list nor is it an expensive list but it is a time consuming list. Of course after it is on the market we need to be prepared for open houses and showings. It feels so overwhelming at the moment.
While trying to prepare for the selling of our current house, we are looking for our next house. This is equally overwhelming. There are so many things that we need to think about, the major one being location. We live in Nova Scotia, beautiful place to live but in terms of opportunity for us and our children, there isn’t much. Do we leave and go somewhere else or do we just tough it out here? Who’s to say if we leave Nova Scotia we will be any better off?!? If we stay in Nova Scotia, do we stay in our current school district for our children? If we were just a married couple with no kids, this would be an easy decision.
Then there is the house itself. We have worked so hard at our current house to make it the way we wanted it. We have an emotional attachment to it; the thoughts of leaving it are so hard. It sounds crazy, an emotional attachment to a house but it has been our home. How do we choose the next house? We think we know what we want but we go looking for a house, we seem to think of other thing we want and don’t want. Frustrating!
We are looking for advice. For anyone has bought and sold a home, how do you deal with all the emotions? The stress? All of it!?! Words of encouragement are welcome J