I am a Mainer. Matt denies it, but he is one too!
For the past 4 years (I can't believe we have been in our house this long) our current address has been a good compromise between Matt's job in the city and our families back in Maine. I have always wanted to eventually move back. Maine is an amazing place to grow up, and I would love nothing more than for Lily and Baby #2 to grow up there too (not to mention babies #3 and 4).
There are some definite drawbacks to moving home. Maine's economy is terrible and Matt would have to continue to work in Boston. He has no intention of leaving his current job. On the contrary we are both hoping for some significant developments in the company this year! Developments that would give him the job security we need and the flexibility that we have all come to depend on. Given that Matt works from home 80% of the time he would only have to commute a few times a week. He would take the Downeaster, which would work out well since he could work on the train.
So...the house is officially on the market! We are a realtor's worst nightmare. First we listed the house at about 30K more than he wanted us to. Second, we are in no rush to sell. Third, we made it very clear that we are not going to do a price reduction. Our realtor Bob, what can I say about Bob? He is a 60 year old fuddy duddy with pants up to his armpits who wears too much cologne and laughs at his own jokes. How's that for a mental image? I can't stand him. To be fair I don't think I am his cup of tea either. I am too independent, confident, and smart...I know what a pain in the ass. In any case I don't know how much longer he and I will be able to tolerate this working relationship. I would normally be more careful about disclosing these opinions on the internet, but there is no way he knows how to use a computer.
Everything is very up in the air. We aren't expecting any miracles. If we do get an offer we can't refuse than it is off to the Great White North (ok, not technically, but close).
Anybody want to buy a house??
For those of you who have looked for real estate what websites do you use? Also if you take a look at the link and can think of any constructive criticism to help make the ad more appealing, I would be happy to hear it. I will be sending Bob some of my comments this weekend. I'm sure he can't wait ;)
(I tried to insert a little funny into this post to no avail, the new baby is just sucking the funny right out of me!)