Juergen finally got to talk with the man at our bank. He can give us a pretty good loan for 5 years. Then after 5 years we can try to sell the house with no penalty for selling. So maybe since the housing market is so flat, we should just rent our house out for 5 years? We could paint the ceilings and stairs, and replant the garden (even put a swing set in for a family), and redo the hardwood floors. Does anyone know a good family looking to rent a house for a few years?