Last week I had a squad of local real estate agents come through and develop a marketing plan for me. It's not good. The economy is such now that while I'm not sideways at all on the house, and in no danger of that unless the economy gets significantly worse, this is no time to sell. After paying real estate commissions and taxes on the sale, and paying off the current mortgage and HELOC, I would walk away with almost nothing at the end of the day. Financially it makes absolutely no sense according to the broker, and believe it or not, they said that unless I absolutely had to sell, I shouldn't. (Honesty from a real estate agent, can you believe it? Maybe they just didn't want another house to have to try and sell in a dead market.)
Perhaps once the Legislative session is over and I'm back on more than just the weekends it won't seem so bad. Maybe it will be worse. I don't know. Meanwhile, I'll have to learn to live with ghosts.