Tara had bought this new townhouse with Jennifer just a few years earlier. Call it the BM era (“before Matt.”) It served her well in her single days, but after her career evolved and Matt entered her life, the townhome needed to be sold in order for the happy couple to begin their next era together. It was the classic story of swapping “my house” for “our house.” (Matt had the same chore, btw). Before the end of the year, Jennifer strategized with the soon-to-be-newlyweds on when, how, and how much for both of their homes, along with what, where, when and how much for “their house.” In the end, the couple chose to build a fine home in a new Anson community. Right after the new year began, Jennifer listed Pawtucket at a compelling price, but heavy competition left the launch a little flat. It was frustrating to watch new listings in the neighborhood pop up at cutthroat prices. Time was on their side, though, as their new home had six months of construction. Jennifer knew the market would heat up by mid-spring, so she stayed the course. Patience proved wise, and ultimately Tara’s townhome was in a position to capture her equity. Two offers were received in the same weekend, and by the end of April, Tara was saying goodbye to her starter home. Now, the sale of Matt’s house is definitely Chapter 2 of this tale.