U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > General Moving Issues
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-14-2007, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
224 posts, read 715,780 times
Reputation: 154

Advertisements

In three days the packing company is coming to pack up my house so my children and I can (finally) join my husband in Dallas.

We will be renting a house there, while leaving our house in Illinois empty and on the market. I am so extremely nervous about doing so, but at this point, I feel this is the best option. My son will start school in 2 weeks, and both he and my daughter need to be with their father, and I miss being with my husband.

The housing market in my area is not horrible, but it's not great. It's definitely a buyers market, so we've done everything we possibly could do to attract a buyer. As of right now our house is listed 30,000 below what it was appraised and we are very negotiable with that price, simply because we want it sold.

Has anyone else had to do this to keep their family together? Any advice?

At the same time, I'm excited to be starting over in a new place. There will be a lot of places for us to explore once we are out there. In the end, I know it will be a great move for us, once we get this house sold so we aren't dealing with the stress of a mortgage and monthly rent.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-15-2007, 01:20 PM
 
1,008 posts, read 3,731,751 times
Reputation: 249
Quote:
Originally Posted by taylor400 View Post
In three days the packing company is coming to pack up my house so my children and I can (finally) join my husband in Dallas.

We will be renting a house there, while leaving our house in Illinois empty and on the market. I am so extremely nervous about doing so, but at this point, I feel this is the best option. My son will start school in 2 weeks, and both he and my daughter need to be with their father, and I miss being with my husband.

The housing market in my area is not horrible, but it's not great. It's definitely a buyers market, so we've done everything we possibly could do to attract a buyer. As of right now our house is listed 30,000 below what it was appraised and we are very negotiable with that price, simply because we want it sold.

Has anyone else had to do this to keep their family together? Any advice?

At the same time, I'm excited to be starting over in a new place. There will be a lot of places for us to explore once we are out there. In the end, I know it will be a great move for us, once we get this house sold so we aren't dealing with the stress of a mortgage and monthly rent.
I would sell the house first. Talk with your Agent and see what arrangements can be worked out as you're anxious to instantly move to Dallas. I can tell you it will be VERY different than living in Illinois. Of course, it depends on where in Illinois you live. The other factor is your need for money. If you have money to move and live on than I would do that but if you need the revenues from the home sale, then I would wait.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-15-2007, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
224 posts, read 715,780 times
Reputation: 154
We've had the house on the market for almost 4 months, and have been trying to sell it before moving us all down there. In the meantime, we've been paying rent in Dallas and our mortgage in Illinois. We figure, since we are paying for both anyway, we might as all be together while we do it.

Believe me, I would most definitely be more comfortable if the house sold. At this point we would even accept a low-ball offer just to sell it and have the peace of mind.

His work is in Texas, so there's not much choice there. Our kids are young, 3 and 5 and the separation is really affecting them. Like I said, I would much rather the house be sold before moving so far away, this is a decision that was very difficult to make. My agent is working his butt off for us. He knows our situation and has been very helpful. It's just a matter of the right person coming along.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > General Moving Issues
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top