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Selling it -- the house goes.

Well, I've decided to sell the house and all the stuff. I'm going to move in with my boyfriend on a "roommate" basis. I'll have my own room, my own space, and just split the bills with him. If it doesn't work out, I'll have enough in savings from the sale of the house to get a little condo (but I hope it will work out!).

I'm going to put the house on the market on January 1st and hope for a quick sale. In the meantime, I have to fix several things (small and large-ish) before it goes. So I will be dedicating December to all that. 

Now that I have made the decision, I just want it to be done. I'm ready to move on and downsize. While I appreciate the beauty and fine craftsmanship of my lovely and large  historic home, I also appreciate the heat, snug windows, and warm carpeted floors of the bf's place.

I've never been overly-attached to "stuff" and have sold all my worldly goods at least three times already. It's a good spiritual exercise. 

I'm looking forward to my new life in the new year. I will have 0 debt. All student loans will be paid ($75k -- believe it or not), and I'll have a pretty good savings account. And I won't have to worry about being forced out of my house if I lose my job (a likely possibility, since I have really low enrollment in my classes). It's the right decision for me.  

Published Nov 17 2008, 09:13 AM by Anne Cross
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dingydiva said:

YOU GO GIRL!  Thinking of maybe doing the same type thing myself!

Just also remember to keep your dignity.  If you have to live in a little hole in the wall, its better than being stuck with a boyfriend/roomate you find out you can't stand after you move in with him!  Just a thought..........  I wish you all the best of Luck!

November 18, 2008 1:07 AM

frugal_fun said:

Selling our house and becoming debt free was the best decision we made.

I can also relate to wanting to get things over with once the decision was made.  If you are looking for a quick sale, consider finding out the comps and then price your house 5-10% below those.  

Good luck.

November 18, 2008 8:46 AM

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