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Old 05-29-2014, 02:17 PM
Location: Colleyville
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Would love opinions on this scenario:

Let's say we sell our house out here in the sticks in the next month or so and close 30 days after the sale. Given that we have 2 little boys and a dog, should we 1) rent anything we can find, house or apt, anywhere we can find it (Grapevine, GCISD Euless, or coppell) while we look for a "next 10-15 years" house OR 2) go ahead and buy a cheap little house and either sell or rent it out in a few years when the boys head to middle school, thus allowing them to finish elementary at the same school and giving us a bigger area to buy our next home since middle school boundaries are bigger?

Move twice in rapid succession (and most likely 2 different new schools for fellas since what are the odds of finding a rental AND the long term house in the same Elementary AZ) or move twice with a few years in between (same group for Elementary, gives them 3 solid years to make friends before middle school)?

Yall are such a wealth of info. Really have appreciated the advice and have been learning so much from these boards. I feel like either option could be good, but know that I haven't thought of all the discussion points. There's a financial side to it and a parenting side as well. We want to make our move positive for the boys, and they are excited- but one of my guys told me last night he did not want to live in an apt, which is totally understandable for an 8 yr old. He feels like a bull in a china closet all the time; I don't want him to feel that way at home!
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:27 PM
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ooo that's a rough one.

Either way it is going to be hard to find a house, but you should never have trouble renting and it does allow you to sit and watch the market for awhile until something you adore pops up.
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:52 PM
Location: Colleyville
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I'm thinking it allows us to buy in the off season- but then you run the risk of nothing good being offered up and burning an entire school year or more in a rental. As much as it will stink to move twice in rapid succession, I'd almost rather take my lumps now. One thing that would bother me about having a really small house would be feeling like we didn't have space to entertain. I know that's a big part of moving to a new community and making friends, and it's something we enjoy.
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