I didn’t expect it, but I guess I have ended up with my childhood home as my permanent home base. I was living here and caring for my elderly mother. I expected Medicaid to take her house when she went into a nursing home, but now it appears that I can keep it, if I can catch up the house taxes. A free and clear home? Duh – doing it.
I have bad credit and will probably never be able to get a mortgage. So this looks like my best-and-last chance to own a house. The house I didn’t like when I was growing up – LOL!
But now I can change many of the things I didn’t like, slowly, as I have the money. I already had it insulated through a funding program for the elderly when Mom was here. It is centrally located for travel, on a bus route, basic stores are walkable. A quarter of an acre to garden. 4 BRs and one bath – adding a powder room and renovating the full bath are very, very high on my list.
Even if I decide to live elsewhere for periods of time, I could rent this and have it as a fallback residence.