Our house was and is a good “starter home”. It’s about 1450 square feet, has four bedrooms, a large backyard, and is close to the middle of town and hence, almost everything. I won’t go so far as to say we’ve outgrown it but as I have mentioned before, my neighbors moving away is really prompting me to look seriously at moving. We always said we couldn’t afford another house until every kid was in school. Looking at these estimated mortgages on zillow, I feel like once Isaac is in Kindergarten – and if we rented out our current home – then we could totally get something that is twice as much as what we have now. I always hesitated to rent our house, for the sake of my neighbors, but since they’ll be gone, it’s a real possibility.
I don’t know… I want to move and start fresh somewhere but I also do not. I am afraid of packing everything up, and realizing our house isn’t worth as much as we thought, and moving the kids’ school zone. There’s just a lot involved. But on the other hand, I want something newer, and a yard with actual grass and not a forest. I want the potential for neighbors with children and the maybe we’d even make friends with the parents. I don’t want to stagnate here because we think we can’t afford it. But I also don’t want to put us in a position where we really can’t afford it. Though, we’re better planners than that and would probably not end up in that situation.