Should I stay or should I go…moving on after divorce
DivorceRx with Laurie Dubow CPDE, REOS
Staying or moving on…it’s a difficult decision and one that comes with a lot of turmoil, both financially AND emotionally, ESPECIALLY after a divorce. The one thing I want to impart upon you as you consider staying or selling, is that you listen to this webinar about what staying REALLY means in the long term. I just moved from my home last month, and shedding the “stuff” I had collected over the years brought back so many memories, both good and bad. I had garage sales, estate sales, and blessed so many people with donations to local charities. At the end, I still ended up with too much “crap”, and I’ve got it in a storage unit. I’ve moved to the water, in a very small condo…and I feel FREE. Gone are the old memories, gone is the bad energy, in is the new and the exciting, and the FREEDOM to be me. I tell you this because I want you to know that moving to a new place doesn’t have to be bad, and can be the exact opposite! I’d like you to step back from the emotional attachments to your house (I don’t want to call it a home, because there is too much emotion attached to that word, and it can get in the way of a sound, smart financial decision. Here are a few tips from the video with our DivorceRx real estate expert Laurie Dubow, of Paradise Realty International, in South Florida.
- Maintenance – can you afford the day to day ‘upkeep’ of your house? Will it need a new roof, a new sprinkler system, plumbing work? Can you afford that?
- Taxes – as a single person, you get a nice tax credit for the increased value of your home, but if you are still married, you can double that credit, so you should consider that as you go through the divorce process. Perhaps it would make more sense to sell before you are actually divorced, if the profit on your home is over $250,000.
- Emotional attachment- staying in your home keeps you attached to certain memories. Do you want to continue that attachment? Every time you walk into the front door, does it keep you attached to your ex? Are you ready to let that go? Are you ready to move on?
These are just a few of the tips…..there are lots more in this video, and I hope you will take the time to watch. We know that divorce is tough, and determining the next step in your life can be the heaviest burden.
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