I’ve owned 2 primary homes. One was my starter home that I bought a long time ago. I remember talking to the home inspector and telling him that we intended to live there for at least 10 years. He immediately scoffed at the idea and said “I’m 100% positive that you’ll be trading up within 3 years!”
Well, this was about 7 years before the financial meltdown that led to the recession. We did end up staying there for around 10 years, so my prognostic abilities beat out my home inspector. Of course, had the recession not happened, we may have decided to trade up sooner, but it still would have been at least 7-8 years.
Now, we’re happily ensconced in our forever home :)
This is the story of how it happened.