Should You Sell Your Home?
Will Selling Your Home Be Worth It?
If money is freedom but home is where the heart is, what should you do about that little split-level ranch you settled on many years ago, but which is now worth more than all of the Hamptons combined? Should you pitch a "for sale" sign in the front yard this instant, before interest rates creep up another quarter of a percent? Or real estate prices plunge? Or oil hits $100 a barrel? Or aliens land?
Or maybe you had better hang on to your hitherto humble homestead because (a) now that you can actually afford to move to Molokai, your fantasies about sunset walks in the surf have turned into nagging worries about hurricane insurance (b) your middle son -- the one with the MBA -- doesn't actually have anywhere else to live, and (c) your elderly mom isn't exactly getting more self-reliant.
Whether or not the housing bubble bursts, odds are, if you are reading this magazine, you're at a point in your life when you're ready to open a new door. Here's what five women discovered when they considered making a move.