House for Sale Weekend
May 8, 2010
Our family has been building a “house fund” for a few years in anticipation of someday moving into another house. We bought our current home soon after we were married and didn’t really intend to be here as many years as we have.
We actually bought a lot more house than we needed as newlyweds and had many rooms sit empty for years. Over time we setup an office, added two kids, and accumulated a lot of stuff for my wife’s teaching jobs. The advantage of having more space than we needed is that we’ve been able to grow into it.
Selling Our Home
Of course there were some things we didn’t know as first time home buyers; aspects that turned out to be not so perfect about our house, especially with a gaggle of little kids running/crawling around. Since we hope that our family will continue to grow, we could use a house with more space and a more family-friendly layout.
We finally decided to put our house on the market and have spent the last two weeks making decisions and getting it ready to sell; hence the recent how to prepare your house to sell for more post.
Over the coming weeks I’m sure you’ll hear a lot from me about the different aspects of selling a home. It’s the first time we’ve gone through this process and I’ll be sure to share what we learn.
Also, here are a few personal finance posts you might want to check out this weekend:
– The European Sovereign Debt Crisis and Your Investments @ The Digerati Life
– Vanguard Mutual Funds vs. ETFs: Which Are Better? @ Bargaineering
– InvestForLess: American Funds With No Load? @ My Money Blog
– Vanguard Now Offers Commission Free Vanguard ETFs @ Suns Financial Diary
– Putting the Brakes on Overspending @ Generation X Finance
– Secret Costs of Moving Out on Your Own @ My Dollar Plan
– 44 Ways to Ruin Your Financial Life By Age 30 @ Frugal Dad
– Six Ways to Get Top Dollar for Your Car @ Free Money Finance
– 5 Tips for Raising a Financially Savvy Family @ Moolanomy
– 5 Dangerous Misconceptions People Have About Money. @ My Two Dollars
– 5 Financial Items We Tend to Procrastinate @ Fiscal Fizzle
– Five Things You Should Do Before Tying the Knot @ Get Rich Slowly
– How to Bail Out Family Members Without Going Broke @ Cash Money Life
– Simple ways to improve your debt management skills @ Good Financial Cents
– 10 Tips for Homebuyers in Next Wave of Foreclosures @ Financial Highway
– When Will the Housing Market Recover? @ Five Cent Nickel
– Insurance Companies Work for Shareholders, Not Customers @ Consumerism Commentary
– How to find Disability Insurance @ Brip Blap
– How Much Life Insurance Should You Buy? @ Free From Broke
Thanks to Kay Bell and Well-Heeled for featuring articles from this site on their blogs:
- Stimulus Tax Credit Help from the IRS in the Carnival of Taxes
- Smart Ways to Invest Your Tax Refund in the Carnival of Personal Finance
All posts by Ben Edwards