Has anyone sold a house they absolutely love?

(4 Posts)
hooliodancer Sun 20-Nov-16 10:35:00

We are selling our house. It is the right thing to do, I totally believe that. We are moving to another area (escape to the country!) and starting a business. It's a whole life change.

I totally love my house. It has massive kerb appeal and for the 17 years I have lived in it every time I see it my heart lifts! Despite really wanting this new life, I think I'm going to be really upset to leave. It feels like leaving home

Has anyone else felt this, and how did you cope?

InfiniteSheldon Sun 20-Nov-16 10:51:15

Yes I did, sold my beloved tiny terraced Victorian home in a fab area. My dc have flown the nest and my new dh and I upped sticks to a rambling detached with drive, garage, outhouses and in a nearby area. Was very emotional I loved my home but two years on I love, love, love this one.
I decluttered everywhere turned the terraced house into a showhome that made it feel a lot less like my home and I kept it that way which was hard. We sold to a lovely young family exactly the ages mine were I moved in and we keep in contact with them though I've never been able to go back in

PigletJohn Sun 20-Nov-16 14:12:41

yes

It helps to empty it, and perhaps redecorate, before you move, so it doesn't seem like your home any more. I appreciate this might not be possible.

I don't want to go back.

homeaway Mon 21-Nov-16 09:16:49

It is hard, but you know the reasons why you are selling and that does make it easier. The key for me was to declutter and then declutter again. I don't want to goback but I do miss the space.

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