Usually, I am more than happy with the fact that we rent our house. We rent a duplex that is on a quiet street, in a nice neighborhood, in a good school district. It's not a large house, but it has a large back yard, an attached garage, and a huge finished basement. We are close to highways, shopping, and restaurants. It's been nice to know that if something breaks, we just call the property manager and it's taken care of. In the event that we would decide to move, we don't have to deal with selling the property, we would just have to give our notice, pack up, and move on.
However, when I got home from school tonight, my husband let me know that he had received notification that the owners of our property decided to sell our house. We've been through this once before and it was really no big deal. It is stressful though. I hate that I have absolutely no control over this situation. We don't know how long it's going to take, what we are going to be asked to do in preparation, or what is going to happen when the sale goes through.
We are optimistic that, as happened the last time, the new owners will just decide that they want an investment property and roll us into the deal. They may increase our rent, but we are hopeful that is the worst that will happen. In the meantime, I get to have this stress in the back of my mind. Luckily, I have a husband that keeps me grounded in reality and will bring me down to earth and prevent my over-stressing about this.