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Old 10-13-06, 02:03 PM   #1
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what would you do?

so, what if you built your own house, every detail you paid attention to.
You even wrote the name of your kids in the cement in the garage.
You live in that house for 10 years and swore that you'd never move.
One day you come upon your dream home, and I mean you are so impressed that you actually think of moving for the first time in your life.

By dream home, you're talking dream home, stones, cathedral ceilings, a library that actually opens like a door to a secret room, that other room is an entertainment room, bar ect.
Work out room, library, play room, movie room, formal dining, ect ect ect..
You get told you can actually own this home but the trick is (and I cant go into details) but you can only live there for 10 years. Knowing that after those ten years of dream living, it's gone... and the house you built is gone... you have to start over.
What would you do?
Purchase a dream home for 10 years.
Keep the house you so proudly built for your family.
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Old 10-13-06, 02:07 PM   #2
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is it your dream house or everyone in your family's dream house? if it's everyone's, might as well live the dream for 10 years, then start all over again.
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Old 10-13-06, 02:09 PM   #3
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10 years goes by really fast. i'd be inclined to stay in the house i built.
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There are no guarantees in this life that you will be here tomorrow, let alone in ten years, so I would say if you can make the move and it does not hurt you financially, do it. What are your plans for your current home. Can you sell/lease/etc. the dream home you built to a relative, or convert it into a lease/rent home to earn income? Will the new dream home drastically affect your budget, retirement savings, etc? So many variables to consider here.
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i doubt i could afford it.
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Old 10-13-06, 02:12 PM   #6
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Im debating, isnt your dream house where you see your kids name imprinted in the cement?
Isnt your dream house the one where your kids grow up?
I dont know... is bigger better? and i can just hear YES!!!!! on that question hehe but I really dont know, Im asking YOU, what would YOU do if you had sentimental value into something and you lose it forever for a temporary deal.
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Old 10-13-06, 02:15 PM   #7
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You leave your imprint, good or bad where ever you live. It's how you live and who you live with that makes it all worthwhile. I do, however, believe in sentimental value.
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Im debating, isnt your dream house where you see your kids name imprinted in the cement?
Isnt your dream house the one where your kids grow up?
I dont know... is bigger better? and i can just hear YES!!!!! on that question hehe but I really dont know, Im asking YOU, what would YOU do if you had sentimental value into something and you lose it forever for a temporary deal.
If you would move into the new house on a temorary basis, find someone to do the same with your current house, so when you must move in 10 years, you just move back home.
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Love, with your family around you makes a home. Not superficial features of the place you reside.
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I moved around alot growing up, and did spend a number of years (high school, couple years of college) in a house we built.

I'd do it. Just as you've found out, what your 'dream house' is now isn't your dream in 10 years. If you want to keep a memory of the house the kids grew up in, chip off that bit of concrete that has their names and take it with you. Make new memories in the new house.
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If you can only have it for 10 years, it's obviously not your's and therefore cannot be your dream home...it's just another nice house. Home isn't only where you hang you hat, it's where your memories are.
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If you would move into the new house on a temorary basis, find someone to do the same with your current house, so when you must move in 10 years, you just move back home.
that could be a good idea. I mean who wouldnt want that house?
but... my oldest is going to college in 2 years, my youngest will be 15 in two years, I doubt she'll want to spend time with mom, so Im going to be in this big empty house and when I go in a crisis cause my kids are gone, I wont have thier room to remember them by, Im afraid it will feel more like we are staying in a hotel then home.
There is a feeling you cant buy from calling a place your home, when it's a temporary business deal, it's just that..
This is such a tough desicion, the kids want it, who wouldnt! Im the one holding back...
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Old 10-13-06, 02:23 PM   #13
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If you can only have it for 10 years, it's obviously not your's and therefore cannot be your dream home...it's just another nice house. Home isn't only where you hang you hat, it's where your memories are.
yes! that's how I feel too!
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Old 10-13-06, 02:27 PM   #14
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so, look at it this way....over the course of the 10 years you will have to make 3 moves:

1. out of your house that you built
2. into the new "dream house"
3. into some other new house

hard to build any memories when you're shuffling around like that. i've moved a lot (5 times in 6 years!) and each time i move i'm less and less excited about it.
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Old 10-13-06, 02:28 PM   #15
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Im debating, isnt your dream house where you see your kids name imprinted in the cement?
Isnt your dream house the one where your kids grow up?
I dont know... is bigger better? and i can just hear YES!!!!! on that question hehe but I really dont know, Im asking YOU, what would YOU do if you had sentimental value into something and you lose it forever for a temporary deal.
NO !!! There only some circumstances where bigger is better, quality over quantity, blah, blah, blah... Question would be, is your current place too crowded? Would moving into the "dream" home improve your quality of life somehow? Or just fulfill a fantasy?

On the other hand, you cannot undo the past. The memories and history you've had in teh current home is already there, the fun, the growth of your kids, the fun times, all that's set in stone, literally. So if you did move, all those precious memories would still be there. You'd just add another 10-years of other good memories on top. So at the end of 10-years, you'd have additional great memories over what you have now.

Personally, I would just get both places. Life doesn't have to be about compromises and either/or...
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Home is where the heart is, not the walls....grab that dream house and don't look back!
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Old 10-13-06, 02:32 PM   #17
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Old 10-13-06, 02:35 PM   #18
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well I sure would have enough rooms to have the whole foo gang over, so im not sure that a good thing
id have to hide the secret room where the bar is.
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But would it be that same old local brew you like, or something exotic and wild?
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id have to hide the secret room where the bar is.
Wouldn't work. I can sniff 'em out. I used to work for the Feds back during Prohibition.
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Well that settles it.
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I sometimes find that if i have agonize too much over a decision then there is probably a really good reason not to move in that direction...
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I sometimes find that if i have agonize too much over a decision then there is probably a really good reason not to move in that direction...
Or maybe it just means your trying to make an informed decision.
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