There is a price difference in the two houses, but we could afford either. I am at a loss as to what to do. I love our old house. I love my friends there and how close it is to the freeway, water park, and pretty much everything -- but it is far enough away from everything too.
I would paint inside for sure, so I would get to "fix up" a house either way. The other one is closer to family and most shopping. And although the price difference is not a problem, it is nice to save more money every month. Our old house has more potential for value (from an investment standpoint).