Yeah, well...for those who've suffered my rubbish for many a year over at SS , you would all know the saga of the workshop and our financial predicament, and that we've recently had the PPoR on the market after a year or more of handwringing about what to do, whether to sell or not. So, today sold the PPoR. A sad day, but also a good day. Sad, because due to a number of influencing factors we sold for less than what we wanted...the longer you hold out, the more interest you pay on existing loans which cuts into what you get, ultimately. And the clincher was seeing a similar house (but better) came on the market just yesterday - for the same price as our latest offer which we received just two days ago. Didn't have as good a view, but when you compare the two houses; we really had to take the one in the hand instead of trying for the two in the bush. Sad also, because we will not get enough out of this to buy even the most modest piece of crap 2x1 unit here in our suburb - we'll clear about $275k. We could borrow more I suppose, but I''m reluctant to pour more debt into another PPoR at this stage...would rather pour debt into investments. So we still made a profit on the place, but if we were to look at this as an investment property - as a ROI since buying the land back in 05 and the build; not that good. We will have to rent somewhere for the forseeable future - which gives me a feeling of failure for all we've tried to accomplish. I'm trying to look at this as a "one step back, 2 steps forward" situation, but jeez; finding that one hard. Good, because for 3 years while the workshop has been sliding backwards, it has been enormously tough mentally and financially on both the wife and I to keep servicing debt, live like steptoes and do lots of pretending that things are OK to the friends and rellos...and now we have NO debt whatsoever. The feeling of relief is terrific. I feel as though we've won tattslotto in some strange way. Good also, because now we will have funds freed up to promote and grow the business again, set up roadworthy business and more importantly - be able to easily pay bills and get a lifestyle back, even if the business stays the same as it is now, and still have an IP with no debt at all. I can start to think about some more IP investing and start to accumulate more wealth again..