My wife is in the military and that means my good friend and I bump around from locale to locale a lot.
It didn’t occur to me until too late that buying a house is dumb.
I thought after basic training my good friend and I would be in our house for a long time. It ended up being only a few years before my wife got bumped overseas. Suddenly I had to worry about securing a current locale to live in a brand new country. I had to get the teenagers passports and transport our stuff overseas. The cats all had to be crated and transported as well. It was a nightmare. That house became such a concern for me. I didn’t want to list with a real estate agent and hash back and forth for months. I needed it gone now since my good friend and I were moving in a few months. I found that there are Florida real estate clients that do cash offers fast. The cash for house clients are good to work with in my opinion. I enjoyed that I didn’t need to do any repairs, cleaning, upkeep, or worry about hidden fees. No closing costs at all. I just signed the paperwork after my good friend and I agreed on the price. I got to sell my house in a morning rather than months. The timing then worked out perfectly. The house was sold and I had cash to get us set up in a current locale. If I ever buy another home, I will genuinely do cash for house clients rather than listing. It was so much nicer.