Posted by Elizabeth on October 14, 2003 at 19:16:50:
My husband and I have been thinking of going back to live to our old house which is being rented out at the moment, but the lease will be up soon, but we are having a difficult time making up our minds. Right now, we are living in a very large house. The front and back yards are 1 acre each and live in the hills. The neighborhood is very nice but just recently found out that the schools here are not good.
The area where our old house is located is nice, the schools are the best, and we would be very close to my mom which is a good thing, and our mortgage payment is extremely low which would allow us to live more comfortably financially. My main concern is living in an area where the schools are good. The only problem is that our old house is very tiny, only 1,000 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath. I am concerned that my kids are going to feel bad because they got used to living in a big house and we would be taking them to live in a tiny house which I wouldn't mind at all but am worried about them.
My question is if you feel that they would resent the fact that I took them away from their big house to live in a very tiny house? It is also an attached home, not a condo or townhouse, but is attached to the neighbor's house. Each house has their separate driveways and yards but looks like 2 houses are stuck together. We had thought about buying a bigger house in the same area but the prices have doubled.
Thanks and take care!