Moving away or just moving...

By Jess
@JJ4Ever (4704)
United States
February 7, 2008 11:34am CST
Have you ever sold your house and moved into the house next door to it? (You would be living next door to the house you just sold.) If not, what do you think about this issue? Would you ever move into the house next door? Why or why not? If you have moved next door, why did you do it? Do you like your new house or your old house better?
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6 responses
• United States
27 Feb 08
Well, I have moved a few blocks twice. Once was because the landlord was selling the house we were in and offered it to us but we didn't want to buy it. So, we had to move and we found a place up around the corner. The next time after relocating to another state, we had free rent through our employer. When that deal wasn't renewed we had to move because we didn't want to pay the higher rent of the place we were in. As for buying...why not? Sometimes the house next door is better!
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@JJ4Ever (4704)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Thanks for your response! The great thing about moving down the block is that you're not far from where you used to live, which also means you still know where everything is and you don't have to drive far to get there. That was nice of the landlord to offer the house to you for sale, but it sounds like you made a wise choice. Wow, where can I work to get free rent? (LOL) That sounds like a great deal for your employer to take care of general housing expenses through the rent charges. It's pretty sad when the rent goes up for the place you're already staying. It's like the landlord wants you to move or something! I never really understood why they did that. I know you can sign a rent or lease at a certain price and it eventually must be renewed, but I don't understand why they always raise the price when the contract is up! I wouldn't want to pay a higher price for the same place I was living either. Thanks for sharing!
@JJ4Ever (4704)
• United States
29 Feb 08
Wow, that's very interesting that you got free rent from your employer's friendship with the landlord. I've actually never heard of anything like that before! That's sound wonderful for you, though, and I'm sure you were able to save up a lot of money while your employer paid for your housing! I hope I find a great deal also when I buy my first home, but I can guarantee it's not going to be next door to where I'm living (at home with my family) right now! (LOL) Thanks again for your comments.
@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
27 Feb 08
I've never been in that situation before, but if it was a home and neighborhood that I liked, sure! Actually, I lived in a trailer park eons ago and was in a smaller/older trailer and the one across the way became vacant so we moved into that one. It was a step up for sure, we liked the landlord, and we didn't have to move far. Worked for me!
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@JJ4Ever (4704)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Thanks for your response! It actually reminded me of the saying, "The grass is always greener on the other side," since you moved across the way. I'm glad to hear you like your new home after moving. It's always nice to have a change of scenery also. Thanks again!
@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
28 Feb 08
Well that was 30 yrs ago, so I doubt that original home is even still there. :)
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@JJ4Ever (4704)
• United States
28 Feb 08
That's kind of sad! Of course, when you buy a new home, you kind of forget about where you used to live if you like the new place better. I mean, that's usually why you purchase a different home in the first place! It's usually at least one of the two, bigger or better. I know for my family, we moved once because our former house became too small. There were my parents and four of us kids. Little did my parents know, there were two more kids to go! Fortunately, we moved to the bigger house before the family expanded. (LOL) I haven't bought a home yet, but I'm definitely thinking things through before making that huge investment. As you mentioned you had lived in a trailer, I wouldn't mind that so much. It's a lot cheaper (in many cases) than purchasing a home. Eventually, I'm sure many people who lived in trailers buy homes, but it always depends on finances. Thanks again for sharing and for you additional comment.
@bellaofchaos (11553)
• United States
8 Feb 08
Alright I would have to say where I live now I wouldn't move into the houses next to me they are too small for my tribe. but the one farther done the street with the gorgeous wrap around porch.I would definitely move into it with out a worry or looking back and it has a bigger yard. LOL More room for my puppy. LOL!!
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@JJ4Ever (4704)
• United States
15 Feb 08
Your new puppy would definitely dominate the yard if you got the house you described! My dream has been to move into a house with a wrap-around porch. They are so beautiful! And to be able to walk all the way around the outside of the house but yet be so close to the house would be nice, especially at night. You would feel much safer at night. Those types of houses remind me of the south U.S. where there are many farms and houses are spaced apart quite a bit. It's beautiful out in the country! You could have a porch swing along with some nice lawn furniture all on your porch. It would be such a cozy place! The big yard makes for a nice place to gaze out onto when you're sitting on the large porch. What a nice place that would be to live!
• United States
18 Feb 08
I couldn't agree more:)
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@ellie333 (21029)
9 Feb 08
The nearest to next door was next door but one and that was when I first left home I rented the house next door but one to my Mum for a couple of years as it was the only one nearby that I could find with reasonable rent. My Uncle moved next door though when his children had grown, he loved the area he lived in but the house was too big once they had left home and his neighbours had a much smaller property and wanted a larger one. That worked well until one night he came home drunk and couldn't get in, he thought he'd been locked out but in fact he was trying to get into his old house. LOL Ellie :)
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@JJ4Ever (4704)
• United States
15 Feb 08
Hi, Ellie. Thanks for sharing that hilarious story about your uncle! I'm sure everyone involved can look back on it and laugh now. I think it's really nice when members of the family live nearby although it hardly ever seems to work out that way. Thanks again!
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
8 Feb 08
For the past 20 years, our family moved from place to place within the city for 4 times. According to tenancy act, the lease period is for 11 months renewable for further 11 months with enhancement in rent. But seeking for proximity to work place or school for children, it is obvious to move to a newer place. As it happened in our case, we kept moving once in 5 years and since we had our own trucks (I had a distribution work, and hence owned 3 trucks), I did not find it difficult to shift the residence. All my employees helped in moving the household articles. Alas, my parents have left a house for us since they are no more and their old house is refurnished and we have moved in once for all. Thank heavens there is no more movement. Only Heavenly abode when visa is ready.
@JJ4Ever (4704)
• United States
15 Feb 08
Thank you for your response. It's very interesting to read how you moved so many times! I think the average person only moves house maybe four or five times in a lifetime. Of course, different cultures mean different things. I'm so happy that you finally have your home where you will stay. What a beautiful picture you painted when you stated "Only Heavenly abode when visa is ready." That's so true. Our Heavenly home will be much more beautiful than anything we could imagine here on the earth. Thanks again, my friend.
@trickiwoo (2703)
• United States
7 Feb 08
I've never moved literally next door, but I have moved down the street a couple times. The first time was from a smaller house to a larger house because we needed the space. The second time was from a more expensive house to a more affordable house because we needed the money.
@JJ4Ever (4704)
• United States
15 Feb 08
Hi, Tricki. You sound like a very practical person. Your moves make completely sense to me and I think you did so for excellent reasons. It's really nice that you moved nearby to where you had previously lived because you already know the area. You have a huge advantage doing that and you don't really have to drive any farther to get anywhere either. Thanks for sharing!