Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Oh, yes - really crazy...

...isn't it? Just think about the human factor, and forget the (springy) market. Or mortgages. Or the currently popular short-sell. Or the global market.
You own a home. You have an opportunity. Wow. A BETTER job! You have to move-gee, someone just has to come up with, oh, say, between 180k to oh, 1M+ so you can move, and they can move, too - depending on where you live and what your equity situation is. And how much the kids cry. People with more money than that can pay someone else to move there for them.
And what your spouse expects to move into, of course...
Oh yeah - don't forget leaving your house on sudden notice in your Sunday best sweatpants so strangers can troop through it and judge you on your home hygienics, and whether or not they like the neighbors; and the neighbors kids and three or four large dogs, or the fact that you are NOT a vegetarian.
And this can go on for one, two or three months? Longer? Or until your spouse finds a job halfway across the country, too? Why does anybody even move out of their recliner, let alone a place where
their kids, pets and in-laws can eat over the sink if they feel like it?

(Bear, our canine companion, and a tasty treat.)

A while back, and likely it still is the case, in Japan a small rambler-type home was a million dollars. Who is ever going to pay that mortgage off? Only love can bear a burden like that - maybe these homes will remain in families for generations.
Even in our 100+ year old pile of bricks and boards near the Rock River in the Midwest, it could happen - not flooding -we are WAY out of the flood plain - I mean moving. But only if I get to retire when we get to our new place.

But I suspect this home will (lovingly) fund a reverse mortgage for my spouse, Theresa.
When they finally come to move me-in my recliner-to a place where she doesn't have to listen to me snore so much, or watch me eat over the sink.

Thanks for stopping by,


jf said...

Welcome to blogville Steve. I am honored to be the first commenter.
Good luck and nice pooch.

Obeoman said...

Thanks very much- just trying to keep it light and hand out some right information.


kylebeabo said...

Your comment on my comic has both confused and delighted me. How bizarrely obscure.

Carole Cohen said...

obeoman you are a hoot too! Is that really your pooch? Cute guy. Anyway, welcome and it's Friday night so eat over the sink! :-)

Obeoman said...


...thanks for stopping by!

Yes, that is bear the Wonderdachshund, 12 pounds of furry fury, dedicated to eating whatever misses the sink - tonight, I think it's ribs!

Take care, twitter you soon!


michelle4remax said...

Cute dog! It's all in a days work.

Michelle Marking
RE/MAX Preferred

allison maida said...

Sweet pooch, Steve.

Allison Maida said...

Sweet pooch, Steve...the hunt is on!

Allison Maida
RE/MAX Preferred

April said...

Adorable doggie!
April Hayden-Munson
RE/MAX REalty 100

Anonymous said...

What a cute cute doggie!
APril Hayden-Munson
RE/MAX Realty 100

Luis Carus said...

Nice dog looks like he is licking his chops for that bone on the counter.

Luis Carus
Re/Max Towne Square Realty
1601 10th St
Monroe Wi 53566

Obeoman said...


Thanks for stopping by-you will be hearing from me soon!