Kate CP - posted on 04/06/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )
I'm not entirely sure what I should do at this point. My husband and I have a home, pay a monthly mortgage and currently I'm really wanting to just sell the house and get an apartment. Let me explain why:
The foundation needs to be repaired at a cost of at least 20k
The retaining walls (6 total) need to be replaced
The 6 foot privacy fence needs to be replaced
The Garage door needs to be fixed (it won't move)
The back door needs to be replaced
All doors need to be re-hung after the foundation is fixed
Carpets need to be stretched or replaced after foundation is fixed
Tiles need to be relaid after foundation is fixed
Windows need to be replaced (if cracked) after foundation is fixed
The Plumbing needs work
And the newest discovery...something has crawled into the walls of my closet in the master bedroom and died. Yes it smells and it smells BAD.
My husband (and my parents) really think I should keep the house because it's a net worth, it's an investment, I have something to show for the money I spend monthly on mortgage, I have a back yard for the kiddo and dogs...yadda yadda yadda. But I have to be honest...I'm miserable. I hate coming home. I can't stand having people come over to my house because it's such a wreck. I'm afraid the house is about to fall down around my ears. I really really don't know what to do. I'm the only one in my family who doesn't want this house and I'm absolutely miserable...and no body else seems to care. So I am asking you, ladies...what do you feel are the pros and cons of living in an apartment versus a house? Do you think I should put my foot down and demand we move? I'm at my wits end. I'm really stuck.