As for my home, it needs major repairs, and I have the opportunity to walk away from it - without getting any equity, but also without the constant drain of repairs a 90 year old house needs. I'm not sure I could sell it and get any money, but I'd definitely need to do some repairs/renovations before it would be worth anything to anyone else!
I would love to move to another state and start over with a new job and a house in the country, but everyone, except my brother, lives here in Nebraska. My daughter's health being as fragile as it is, could turn on a dime and I don't want to be thousands of miles away if she needs me. So I'm resigned to staying in the neighborhood of Omaha. I'd like to move out of THIS neighborhood, though. There is too much of the gritty inner-city where I live (drunks passing out on their way to the homeless shelters, gangs, shootings...). There's also the possibility that as the downtown area is revitalized, my area, too, will improve. I really don't know. We found two homes that sound promising, one that is way too big for us, but would allow us my mom to come stay with us whenever she wants for as long as she wants. It's not in the best neighborhood, and is a little more expensive than I'd like to commit to. Another house is perfect for us, but doesn't leave that extra room that we'd like for "Grandma" to visit. Both houses are handicapped accessible, which will allow my mom to at least visit more easily than our current house.
We'd really love your prayers for the Lord's guidance - the house situation has to be decided right away.