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Moving?? Pros & Cons

So, every once in a while I get a wild hair up there and decide to search around for someplace else to live - house, townhouse, apartment, whichever... I got one of those hairs Saturday and I saw a townhouse close to where my sitter lives for less rent than we are paying now. The pictures looked promising so I talked Jason into going and looking at it. Mind you when I get these hairs and I actually find something worth looking into, I never really plan on liking the place or us actually discussing moving because, you guys, I HATE MOVING. But I keep looking because I'm convinced our current residence has some serious bad karma and there have just been too many bad memories outweighing the good ones for it too feel like HOME anymore - Home is where the heart is and my heart just isn't into that place anymo'!

Well, we actually liked this one. Crap. So, now I'm contemplating the Pros and Cons of this townhouse vs that one and moving vs staying, etc, etc, etc. Here's what I've come up with so far:

1. $15 Less Rent = $180/year = $720/4 years we plan on still being in KC
2. 30 mins less travel time per day for me driving to Tonyas
3. Nicer neighborhood/school district
4. On a cul-de-sac
5. Brand new
6. Wide open kitchen/granite countertops/dark cabinets
8. Office space in Master Bdrm
9. Getting re-organized when we move (one of my NY resolutions but does this ever REALLY happen when you move??!)

1. MOVING - gross
2. No basement @ new
3. No fenced back yard
4. Old TH is bigger
5. Buying new furniture (our LR furniture is too much/too big) - this could sort of be a PRO too.
6. Deposits ($750 for house/$300 for Gemma)
7. One month to pack/move (we only have 30 notice to vacate our current lease)

I have more pros than cons but the cons possibly outweight the pros... How do I get myself into these things...??

We'll decide in the next day or so if we actually WANT to move and then we'll have to wait and see if we are approved and don't get beat out by someone else. Lots of ifs but that's whats going on in the Allen household right now. Exciting stuff.


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