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finances and forecast a plan at least into the next five years.
Keeping the house is a great option (whether you are underwater or not), especially for couples who have children. But it depends on one person’s ability to pay the mortgage. As Polyana de Costa advises, “If you were single would you buy this home?” If you would — and if you could persuade your ex and the judge to agree with you — then, by all means, try to keep the home. If not, then it’s time to sell.
Even if you both decide that a home sale is the best way to split your assets fairly, you may still encounter problems. During a divorce, hurt feelings weigh heavily on the decision of “what to do with the house?” Consider the drama of two people with “irreconcilable differences” putting their house up for sale. (It’s challenging enough when you get along!) One spouse may persistently disagree on the selling price, or refuse to cooperate with the repairs or scheduling needed to put it on the market and hold open houses.
On top of that, you’ll both have the stress of moving out, settling into separate digs, and dealing with all the upheaval a divorce brings.
If you decide to sell and split the proceeds, you’re probably looking at downsizing and/or moving into a different neighborhood. For most people, buying another house on the same scale as when they were married is unfeasible.
Selling a house after a divorce with children, you’re also responsible for their comfort and stability. Although kids are resilient, the parents need to put energy into establishing a new home and helping them create roots in a different neighborhood or even a new school.
Finally, there’s the real possibility that your house won’t sell. At least not as fast as you want it to. Moving on is easier when you know where you stand financially and physically. Being stuck in a house you don’t want and can’t afford only holds up the healing process after a divorce.
When selling your house is the only option in a divorce; the faster and smoother the sale, the better!
Second, only to the loss of a loved one, divorce is probably the least desirable reasons people need to sell their house and move on. There are two or more lives at stake, and sensitivity is required to make the process as quick and painless as possible. If you need help selling your San Antonio house, we have the experience and sensitivity required to make it happen fast. Once the decision to sell is made, please call to discuss the next steps. We’re right in town, we pay cash, and we can usually make you an offer within a day or two.
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