The Arizona housing market is booming. There are limited amount of homes for sale, and home prices are at an all-time high. Even if you sell your home for a great price, you may have to buy at a high price. So is it worth it? If you’re considering selling your home in the near future, keep reading!
Are you tired of living you life for what happens only 1% of the time. Let me explain…
Home Scenario 1
Expectation: We buy a large dining room table for daily family dinners and routine dinner parties with our friends.
Reality: Eat family dinner standing around the island and host one dinner party every two years.
Home Scenario 2
Expectation: We buy the big pool for tanning in the sun, nightly family swims, and party entertainment.
Reality: Nightly swims turn into nightly homework followed by sitting in from of the tv and host one birthday swim party a year.
Home Scenario 3
Expectation: We buy the cool loft bed so the son will be enticed to sleep in his own room and gain independence.
Reality: Son sleeps on the pull-out sofa to be closer to his family and the loft bed never gets used
Should I Move to a New House?
We often plan our life around temporary circumstances and activities, that don’t meet our family needs. I too have been guilty of getting wrapped up in this “American dream” or “keeping up with the Jone’s” routine too.
But, it’s when we start to get really clear on what we need (or what I don’t need), that we’re able to sort through the brainwashing bull shit and start making decisions that are authentic to ourselves (and my family). This means, not living for what happens only 1% of the time.
I often get asked: Why do you and Keith move so much.
We move every two years for two main reasons:
- As our children grow, our needs as a family change. We focus more on what our family needs, and less on what the family wants.
For example, we want the bigger house with the guest room so Uncle Dave can come to visit, but David only visits once every three years (love you, Dave). Instead, we purchase a pull-out or a blow-up mattress for when David does come and stay with us.
- We continue to sell our house and make money.
I’ve always wanted to live in the city. We do not. In fact, we live in the suburbs, which are so far northwest, some people refuse to visit us. But after years of research, we know this area is well-desired and increases significantly in home prices that it’s worth the investment. We’ve been able to pay off cars and live with very little debt because we’re not afraid to pick up and move when the time is right.
So my question to you is: If you’re uncomfortable or if your needs have changed significantly,
Should you move to another house or stay put?
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