Since this post I have sold two of the four rental properties on Land Contract. It is …. one of the smartest things I have done in a long time. I do not have to pay insurance, not pay to fix things, not pay taxes, but I collect money, and more than I made with rent and if they fail and do not keep it – I get it back…… lets look where I was when in the process of selling the first one –
Well I have almost sold one of my four rental properties, all bought prior to my marriage with David. We have an offer accepted and I am ready to sell. Selling on land contract will help fund our retirement plans. I enjoyed being a land-lady – but I am ready to move on. I had to work so many extra hours over and above my regular job, to save up for the down payments, and then I had to argue endlessly with my ex husband on buying each one. I remember how he told me, he would never have anything to do with it, not help me not even once – not until I bought the house I am now selling. I bought that house as a rental and the outbuilding garage for him to store his “stuff”. He had Alot of stuff. He filled that 3 car garage with his stuff and made it his man cave, he spent a lot of time there.
This previous week, I have been feeling significantly lighter, happier, just like everything is falling into place. I kept thinking… why?
Just tonight I am realizing, selling this rental is leaving so much of past behind, OK, yes….obvious as I write it. We had years ago sold off the major items in the garage – it was over flowing. We had to move all that was left at this point, over to our house or to the garbage – to prepare for the sale. There was nothing of value…. old broken Christmas decor, an entire industrial garbage filled with flame retardant scraps of material (who knows why), a broken lawn mower, a tool box, etc… What it was really filled with was memories – all hurtful and ready to be left behind.
I look forward to this sale being complete. I love my current life, it feels like the life I always dreamed, imagined and wanted. This sale, will get us closer to retirement, and the bonus of freeing me from the past.