Monday, October 6, 2008

New house?



I have been thinking of downsizing when DS graduates from high school in 2 years, but I might move sooner if things work out. This week-end I looked at two houses. I love the view from one of the houses. It has two great decks overlooking the river and is 5 minutes from where I live now. The house payment would be about $250 less than I'm paying now. I would only buy it with a contingency clause for selling my house now. I'm a little scared, but excited too. There are still lots of details. I'm meeting with the realtor on Wednesday to discuss making an offer.

This is the view from the top deck!




Am I really ready to change? This move would be easier next year, but affordable houses with river views are not easy to find. I don't want to miss out on the opportunity because I'm afraid of change.

7 comments:

Francois Viljoen said...

Well, all I can say is this: that view is something to wake up for every morning!

jpkittie said...

that view is amazing - I would be looking into that as well!!!

DebtLessDuty said...

Sometimes change is good.....but only when it makes since. Good Luck!

RTC said...

The more I consider my options, the more I like the new house. I think it makes sense for me to move to a smaller house.

Budget Mama said...

The view is beautiful!

paradigmshifted said...

good luck! the contingency is a great idea. one thing to check for - make sure that the $250 less per month doesn't also translate into more over the long run...

RTC said...

@paradigmshifted
True. This house would have a 15 year mortgage, while my current house has 27 more years to go!