I don't usually feel old as I'm only 64 and my Mom is 93 and perking along pretty well. However, I have to admit that talking to my younger son and DIL about their search for a house to buy is making me feel a bit old. They are looking in Berkeley and the prices reflect that. I'm having old geezer moments when I can't believe anyone would take on a mortgage that large LOL. Must not compare now to decades ago I repeat as my mantra.
Honestly, I'm excited for them. We will visit in mid February and tour their new area. Don't know if they will have found a house by then but we have the luxury of looking at photos online of the ones they are considering. Technology is so helpful with things like that.
We will be selling and buying in 4 years at a much different phase of life but probably moving from Atlanta back to CA and a much pricier market. It makes me think it will be a very challenging move not only on the usual retiring and moving levels but also financially. Hard to know what the markets will be like then but CA is always more expensive than Atlanta so it is good that we will be downsizing. Just hope it isn't to a miniscule home as we both have rather large space needs LOL.