My wife and I found out we were pregnant in February of 2020 and decided to sell our house of 7 years to move somewhere better. Our old house was on a mountain and 45 minutes away from the hospital. When it snowed, we were unable to leave the house for days which happened quite often during the winter. Our daughter was due in October so we started looking. The market in the area was rough and all of the houses we liked were selling the same day they were going up and our house received 6 offers within 8 hours of going on the market. We accepted an offer and spent a one and a half months looking for a house, pushing the deadline for the sale of our house. We found a home that suited our needs at the time, it was a little smaller than expected, but pretty much perfect and close to civilization and the hospital.
Here we are a year later with our 9 month old daughter and realize that we don’t have as much space as we need and everything feels cramped at times. It was almost perfect when it was just us but we were unaware of exactly how much stuff we need for the baby along with my wife, a dog, a cat, and myself. We had some limitations on space when we first moved in with things like a sofa, kitchen table, and some other furniture. So now we are thinking about spending the next year looking for a new place, but I hate the idea of buying this house and only living here for 2 years and worry about what selling it would be like.
Does anyone have any advice on selling the house so soon after buying (2 years) to accommodate a growing family?
I don’t expect to profit off of the house much or at all, but definitely don’t want to put myself into a hole. Currently trying to reorganize and minimize what we have so it’s not so crowded. We were originally thinking about having another kid a year or two after my daughter was born, but there’s no way we could fit everything in here with another child.
Thanks in advance!