My Mom is taking me to the beach for three days for my birthday to cheer me up. I'll be back Tuesday.
I posted this on my SAC group and without going into too many details would you...
One - stay in the larger house in the expensive neighborhood with lots of space (about 800 more SF than you use), adopt DD2 with some financial finagling and not have a savings account.
Two - move back to the small house in the working family neighborhood with less space (need about 200 SF more), adopt DD2 with cash and have a rather large savings account.
Three - I guess three would be to sell both and buy a third house. This option just makes me tired.
Which is more important to you? Location and size or financial freedom? I'm not 100% either way yet, I'd love to hear what you all think.
(schools are comparable, commute is comparable, yard at the little house is larger, yard at the bigger house is much prettier)
(Dad died in the larger house in his bedroom, that is a visual I am having a hard time shaking. Dad redid a lot of stuff in the little house, every time I turn around I'll be reminded of something he fixed for me.)