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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

$20 Collar on a $10 Dog

So it appears that we've already done too much to our house.  Crap.  Ever heard of the expression "$20 collar on a $10 dog"?  Yeah, that's our house.  Actually, it's not as bad as I'm making it out to be.

We had a real estate agent come by the other day and give us her opinion on our house.  While she said that it would likely sell very quickly, she told us not to do a single thing more to it or else we'd be throwing our money down the drain.  As it stands right now, though, funny enough, we'd get back just about exactly what we put into it, which is pretty cool.  Since the insurance paid for the floors, we haven't over-invested into our house.

We stopped remodeling just in time!  The house will be paid off in July, and we had major plans to do a ton of stuff to it that had been annoying us.  But something just didn't sit right with me about spending all of that money on this house.  I was hesitant to say anything to Michael about it, though, because we have prided ourselves in living simply and existing in a small house.  It's a bit of a counter-American thing to do, and we thought we were pretty cool for it.  Ha!  But, dude, when that third baby came along, this house got a lot smaller.  I can't imagine how tiny it would feel when they're all teenagers.

So after we looked at a few houses that had about 1,000 square feet more than this one, Michael was convinced that it would be a good investment to upgrade.  I'm thrilled about it.

We're currently looking at houses just to get a feel for what we want and don't want so that we can make a wise decision.  We're also interviewing real estate agents to find the one that works the best with our vision.  It's crazy how a lot of them don't believe you when you say that you're going to save up cash.

And that's what we plan on.  We'll save up for another couple of years and then buy.  I'm totally excited and feel like we've made the right decision.  So thanks for everyone's input!  It's always good to get a "Amen", what what!  ;)

7 comments :

  1. That is awesome!! I'm so happy for you guys!

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  2. Where are you guys thinking of looking?

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  3. Same area. We really like it here.

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  4. That is so cool! I'm excited for you guys! :)

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  5. i also awesome from dog but the third country people like this one.

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