We have owned 3 houses....the first one we lived in for a year and a half, and we moved 500 miles away and rented it out..it was pretty much a nightmare...it was a bad housing market and we couldn't sell it, so we "quick sold" it to my mother in law....nightmare the whole thing!
the second house we bought in So Cal for 87,500.00 in 2000....my husband got a transfer and we put our house on the market with a "creepy" freak of a man down the street....he did hardly anything for us, but the upside was it sold in 1 week for 250,000.00, that was after only 4 years!! All and all...good transaction!!
Our 3rd house, the one we live in now here in Colorado we bought 2 years ago...good deal and all, but our family is quickly down-sizing and we are looking to also down-size, and tomorrow our realtor is coming to help us put our place up for sell...I'll keep you posted on how this one goes!