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Is Home Ownership Worth it?

Recently, we had a large storm come through and it took one of the big trees between our neighbor’s house and ours down.  It landed on the power lines and surprisingly enough, we didn’t lose power.  We called the electric company and they came out to assess the damage and decided that they needed to turn our power off because the tree had ripped our electric meters off our houses.  They also told us that we needed to get an electrician in to repair the electric meters.  Sigh. We got the electric meters repaired and called to have the electricity turned back on.  They told us that we had to call the county to have the work inspected.  We called, and then found out that we had to pull electrical permits (more money) to have the inspector come out. We took care of all that, went and paid for our permits, and are currently waiting for the inspector to come out.  Thankfully, he was kind enough to call the electric company and have our power turned back on so we […]

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Getting the Itch to Upgrade

Lately I’ve had the feeling that I would like to move to a bigger house with more acreage.  Our house is just the perfect size for us right now, but we wish we had a garage and more property.  Not to mention, if we end up expanding our family it would be nice to have an extra bedroom to put our office and guest room in.  We have a three bedroom house right now, and it works because we’ve got the master, Penny’s room, and then the third bedroom is the guest room and office. I feel conflicted because I am a huge fan of minimalism, I don’t like clutter, and I have always felt like a smaller house is better. Smaller houses cost less in upkeep, property taxes, heating and cooling, etc.  I have to say I kind of hit a plateau with decluttering and I feel like we are doing pretty well with the amount of stuff that we have and bring in.  I do continuously go through things and as Penny outgrows clothing, I keep a lot […]

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What Factors Decide Where You Live?

The other day I realized it’s going to be seven years since we purchased our house.  It is so hard for me to believe, and I’m so proud of how I’ve really helped turn this house into a home.  I’ve painted pretty much every surface in this house; installed new flooring in many of the rooms, and decorated to make it feel like it’s truly our home.  Right now, I’m very happy with our home and I work hard to keep it clean, decluttered, and organized so it’s a place we love to be.  With a two year old, we don’t go out as much as we used to, so it’s nice to have a place to hang out in which we’re comfortable. About five years ago I couldn’t wait to sell our house and move.  We’ve considered moving to Michigan (where my family is) or Colorado (where Mr. Money’s family is).  My sister ended up moving to our state about a year ago and since she did that, we’ve felt more like this is where we are meant to […]

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