Rev and I have been talking and crunching numbers.
We are going to put our house up for sale.
It is more house than we can afford, and honestly more than we currently need.
This is the best way, but it sure isn't easy. We built this house with our own hands, it took us 2+ years of Rev and I both working - him full time 55 hours a week - and then working on the house in every spare minute. Only a handful of things were contracted out... the rest was blood, sweat, and tears!
However, we did not know when we built it that:
- Rev would be out of a job for a year
- We would both be changing careers (to follow our dreams)
- We would end up owing more for it than what we thought when we started building
It is going to be ok.... It stinks that we are having to essentially start over, but we are young and will bounce back. We knew this wasn't our dream home and that we would eventually want to move to somewhere with some property.... so we are just believing this to be a stepping stone to that goal
We are going to look for a townhouse or apartment (hopefully get a LEO discount), and work on getting debt free. After that (we are estimating 2 years) we will begin saving for our next home which we will save to pay cash down for.
We are 24 and 26.... we will bounce back :)