Since we started our discussion about moving to Taos, NM, we have been looking at houses for sale on the internet. Although we are not ready to move yet, I found my perfect house this weekend…2 acres of land, solar panels, 2 workshop rooms, an office, etc.. It is perfect. But there are 2 problems with it: 1. It is about $30,000 over our comfort level on what to spend on a house, and 2. We are not ready to move.
Our initial goal was to move there, rent a place, and start looking for real estate. And really, it still is the goal; but we got sucked into shopping for houses before we even moved there, and I wish we hadn’t. Because now when I see a house I like I feel like we should go see it right away for fear that another one won’t come along. I am sure that those of you who have bought a house have felt something like this before. And with this house that I fell in love with, the cost is $30,000 than we want to spend…I am sure we could get that to drop down a bit in this market out there, but still…$30,000 is a lot of money.
Besides that, we are not ready to move yet. I know that no green light is going to show up over my head to tell me when it is OK to go, but we both feel like today is not the time. We figure that as long as we get there around the time our first child is born, we will be alright because we will finally be out of Los Angeles.
But man, if I was ready to move today and had an extra $30,000 that place would be ours….