Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Welcome to Living Underwater!

Welcome to our blog, Living Underwater: One couple's journey learning to turn their financial mistake into the home of their dreams. Here we will explore a variety of topics - mainly the housing market, home decorating and maintenance and the ins and outs of condo living.

So who are we?

We're basically your average recession story: we bought a condo at the height of the market in 2006, with 0% down. We planned to stay for around five years, but as we're closing in on that time, and our house is worth way less than we paid for it, we're realizing we need to rethink this plan. And, of course, our family has grown in the last year, and we're facing a reality we never really planned on: we might have to raise kids in a two bedroom condo, instead of a single family home with a white picket fence.

And while it can be a hard pill to swallow as we watch our friends buy big houses in our neighborhood for less than what we paid to buy a condo, we know we can make this work. It might take some creative furniture arrangements and space saving solutions, but we can have a beautiful life between these walls. We hope you'll join us!

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