Opinion: Should this couple take advantage of a hot sellers’ market in real estate to cash in before retirement? The answer isn’t straightforward

 Opinion: Should this couple take advantage of a hot sellers’ market in real estate to cash in before retirement? The answer isn’t straightforward

I am hoping you can provide advice about the type of professional my wife and I should consult with over whether to sell our home. We’re in a hot sellers’ market and are considering downsizing to an apartment for three years until we move south or stay put.

I say sell, get a good price for the home and use some of the equity to cover a more expensive apartment than our current home’s monthly costs, while avoiding concessions commonly found in a buyers’ market. My wife is afraid it will cost more to live in an apartment, thinks the housing market might improve even more, and we simply won’t concede to concessions in a buyers’ market.

I feel like we are missing out big and this will be a costly mistake.

So who can I work with (for a fee) to collect and analyze the data to help us see the better decision on this?

Hot to Sell

Dear Hot to Sell:

This isn’t a simple real estate decision. This…

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