In the last few weeks, we've run into a couple snarls in regards to moving. The first is the massive fall of the Fruit's stock. The second is the fact that we're prepared to likely not get what we paid for our house out of it. The third is that there is a shortage of homes in our favorite area, so we've expanded our search to three other different school districts in the area. Only one of which has the whole "walk to school" situation available.
Our stock is only able to be used at certain times due to capital gains and option vesting issues, so it's not like we could have cashed out last September. It is what it is. And it was free -- so no complaints. The house is worth more now than it would have been last summer, but I think MacTroll was thinking we'd get what we paid for it and a little bit more to pay the realtor... and we've been told that that probably won't happen due to low assessments.
Our California realtor, however, has been very supportive of the other neighborhoods we've been looking into. She has good things to say about them, so we just have to hope the stars align or we'll be in a rental situation either here or there for a while. It's not ideal, but we'll make it work. You just have to roll with it, ya know?