We seriously have been nomads our whole married life. Here is our quick snapshot:
w/ 3 kids
Do the math. We move ALOT. All for very specific reasons.
So, we are starting to pour money into this house deciding we are staying. We are talking about putting on an addition, ordering rug and furniture and last year we put in a pool.
Yesterday a house went on the market with the layout we have been dreaming about. Double garage, first floor (living rm, dining rm, family rm, laundry, bath), second floor (4 corner bedrms, 1 1/2 bath), third! floor (huge attic rm that could be used as a game/play/office rm) AND finished basement. It has over an acre of land (alot more privacy). It is owned by the bank (what isn't these days) so it is cheaper.
Wrong. It is trashed. It is like a frat house lived there or something. Structurely it is sound but everything needs to be redone. This normally is not a problem. We have restored homes from sad states before, but now Hubby travels and wouldn't be able to do it all. We would have to hire someone and have it all done before it could be lived in. That costs money too.
It is a tough decision. It is an awful time out there. We are lucky to even have a home when a great deal of the country is in crisis mode. So do the nomads stay true to form and move AGAIN or not??