By your standards, I'm an old lady. I'm 41, married with two little douchenuggets kids. I live 20 min north of Boston. We bought our home 7 years ago when the market was good...our house value has increase BIGTIME. If we sold our house today, we could make a shitton of money....but we would just put it towards an overpriced house, elsewhere in the area. The only way it would be worth it, would be to sell our home and more to an area that has a much lower cost of living. But, to me, the Northeast is the place to be (best schools, hospitals & family).