Out of the Blue

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Feb 24, 2021, 14:58
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Feb 24, 2021, 14:58
 Jivaro
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 24, 2021, 12:16:
Is anyone else house hunting right now?

It's absolutely insane. [snipped for convenience]
This is lunacy.

So my wife and I are in a good spot over here in California. When we bought our house 5 years ago or so it was 350k. Today, the lowball is 650k with minor updates like flooring, painting, bathroom updating, and etc. The realtors literally call/email/snail mail us on the daily. My wife retires in 3 years so our plan was to wait because we plan on moving from the SF/OAK area to the central california coastal area (like a bit south of Monterey), which is closer to my aging boomer parents. We now have started to discuss if that is really the smartest thing to do. 3 years from now there is no guarantee that the market will be like it is now. It would be a pain to uproot this second....but the math makes it seem like it's a no-brainer. Meanwhile, all of it seems completely insane to us. We knew the house would gain some value...but nearly double in 5 years....I wish I could claim I planned that. The market is nuts.

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