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The Value of a Home

Our Home in Oz The other day, we asked someone from a real estate company to come to our house for a free valuation. We are not planning on selling our house immediately just yet. After all, we just built our first home and moved in this house just 1.5 years ago. And, the process of building the house took about a year.

Anyway, since moving here, we've added a lot of personal touches to our house: from planning and landscaping our own garden to creating personal photo galleries. I've even been planning a massive customised diptych to go on the main wall of our lounge area.

So yeah, the thought of selling up and moving to another place doesn't exactly thrill me. The idea of selling up, renting for 1-2 years again, building another house, and then moving to that new house is even scarier.

But, a few things in our family's life right now are pointing to such a move. Will we go for it? Not sure yet. But, the possibility is there for serious discussion and consideration.

Ha. Maybe, hubs and I just get bored too easily. We seem to keep wanting new projects to work on. Bleh.

In any case, one good thing that came out so far from this home valuation exercise has something to do with equity. Can you believe that 3 years ago I didn't even know what equity actually meant? Now, I'm ecstatic to know that we've got one. Yay. 😉

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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