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Maci Chance

Maci Chance

I offer clients 4+ years of operational and transactional real estate experience. My specialty is helping divorced women with children to minimize the stress and maximize the proceeds of selling the marital home. As a divorced mother of two, I understand the fear, uncertainty and challenges of starting over. I’m committed to helping every client land in the best place to start their next chapter.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding Where to Live After Divorce


Going through a divorce is as if your life was on a game board and someone came along and threw it up into the air and all the pieces fall down in different places, you have no idea where they are all going to land, or even if the game board you were playing on is going to be the same. So how do you make decisions, big decisions, when there is So.Much.Chaos going on in your life? Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you minimize the stress when making these decisions and ultimately help you get to where you need to be.

Can I stay in my current home?

Getting information to determine what you can afford is key and doing so before you agree on a settlement is critical. I work with Divorce Lending Professionals who can give you the information you need to know so you can make the best, most informed, decision possible. The other question to ask yourself, is do you even want to stay in the home? How does it make you feel when you think about staying?

Can I purchase a new home?

For me, I wanted out of our marital home. It had served me well, and I was ready to move on and having fresh start for me and my kids felt right for me. It may for you too. Consider if you have an option for a temporary place to live to allow the dust to settle before purchasing a new home.

What do my kids need?

Once you have gained clarity on what YOU need, because yes, we have to put our oxygen masks on first, it’s time to start thinking about what will give your kids stability. Their current and future schools will play a part in determining the best place for you to land. Proximity to their other parent will play a role as well. Think about if nesting is an option for you, where the kids stay in the home and you and your soon to be ex swap back and forth. This isn’t for everyone, but it can be an option.

How close do I need to live to my family/friends/systems of support?

It’s hard to think about what it will look like to be a single parent, but spending some time considering what kind of support you will need, and what kind of support your kids will need is important and can give you information as to where you want to start your next chapter.

Who do I want guiding me through this process?

Divorce takes a team. As a Certified Divorce Specialist, and someone who has gone through this process myself, I know the ins and outs that a Real Estate transaction involving divorce entails. It would be my honor to guide you through this process. Let’s find a time to connect, tell me your story as much as you’re willing to share, and I will do all I can to get you where you need to be.

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