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Need some advice and suggestions.
I feel a bit overwhelmed with just all these thoughts.
My Darling Husband and I own a house, or more so I own the house, I bought the house right before we met. It’s a cute house, rooms are small but overall a very good condition house. I mainly bought it because I was older and unattached and didn’t want to wait around for THE ONE before I settled into my life. Needless to say I met my Darling Husband the week I was closing :0
Anyways, like I said the house is great but on the smaller side. The previous owners took the upstairs and converted the atic into 2 small attic bedrooms, they had no closets, beat up carpet, lower ceilings and are just smaller. My Darling Husband added a second bathroom upstairs, and added 2 closets to the bedrooms to make it more appealing/added value. With all that said, the house also sits on a VERY busy 4 lane road. When I say busy I mean it could take me 15 mins before I can cross the road to walk the dogs and the 18 wheelers keep you up at night. It’s very dangerous to live on. Of course I didn’t consider much of this when I bought.
I’ve owned the house for 2 1/2 years.
My Darling Husband and I are so overwhelmed with what to do, we first were going to put it on the market this Spring, but then we brought a realtor in that said we were going to lose money. So that scared us, we then said next Spring, but we both just realized that NEXT Spring, if all goes well I will be giving birth or with a newborn already.
Has anyone just had a baby and then move and put the house on? Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome. The other thing is, we can now afford more of a house being we have 2 incomes instead of 1. We did bring in another realtor who didn’t agree with the first realtor, but we would have to sell our house for a certain price in order to put a DP on another house.
And the other issue is that yes we can afford more of house but not more of a house in the current location that we live which is 5 mins from my parents being that the location is soo expensive ( I got an amazing deal on my house probably because of the road it’s on). So the fact of having to move 30 mins away from my parenst to afford more of house/bigger/better location is giving me anxiety and of course my parents don’t help that because they don’t want me to move 30 mins away either.