Its been about six months since we moved. I have been thinking about whether or not I would do it again. The stress was unreal. The difference between moving with mo kids or even one child versus two children was HUGE. 15 years ago moving meant boring someone minivan or renting a small truck and being done in a day. I think I moved every 1-2 years to bigger/better/different apartments Last year was the first time I was involved int he selling AND buying of a house. It was not planned. And though it is not something I would normally recommend- doing it as a a way to get cash for your home, it turned out to be a very good financial decision for us. We made a lot of money on our old house and were able to pay off some debt and we got new house for great deal . A bigger mortgage means more money each month that in a way means more “saving” each month i.e. building equity.
The move was harder on my kids than I thought. Especially my eldest daughter. We barely moved around the corner but she took the change pretty hard- this I had not accounted for. we did try to ease the move for her with new bedroom furniture etc- and new house has a pool- but still was emotionally a big deal for her. Looking back it was one of the best decision we ever made as a family and was worth the effort. But I don;t think i will do it again for a while!