We know people who have been trying for years to sell their homes here in Merida so that they can return to the USofA. Years!
Once we decided to return to the USofA, and had our destination, Richmond Virginia, we knew waiting years just wouldn't work. Our home has been on the market now for 8 months. We came very close 2 times to having it sold. But close does not count.
So here it is, mid April, and what we think of as the 'selling' season is over so we've decided to stage the house for renting. We've acquired a property manager/rental agent, and have been going through the house getting rid of lots of stuff.
We could conceivably be ready to pack the car and go in just a few more weeks. We've made no date commitment.
One thing that did occur which sort of helps compel / propel us is we bought a house in Richmond. On our last trip there we were looking for rentals, rentals that will accept 3 dogs. The prospects proved to be pretty bleak, apparently 3 largish dogs are seen as a potential threat to the maintenance and upkeep of rental homes.
seriously, look at these faces, do you think they'd cause trouble?
We are fortunate that we have some of our retirement money in cd's, cd's earning next to nothing, so we were able to cash one in and purchase a house. Not our forever house, but a house where we can bring our dogs. Once we are there, and settled in, we can start looking for the location, location, location house. And maybe by then this house will sell.
We got a small Cape Cod, built in the 50's, and still pretty much as it was built, I think in Real Estate lingo that is called Charming! The rooms are smaller than my comfort level likes, but its close to a great park, and the James River Trail System, plus it has a pretty good size yard for the girls.