I have another idea. It is not for most and may not be fore you. My father has had rental properties for years. He does not like it for a few reasons. One all his houses are hundreds of miles away from him. Two he feel he has to deal with everything hands on. I have learned that there are better ways to do things.Don't sell the house. Rent it out. Without knowing much about the house or the area I'd have to just quess at how much you could rent it for but lets say you rent it out for $600 a month. If you don't mind being hands on you coul dtake that and use it to cover the costs you need. All right it is not the $800 but I'm trying to get you closer that those CDs. Now my advice if you have never had to deal with renters is at least to start let a realestate agent manage the rental of the house. It can cost around $50 to $75 a month, and ask then if they have heard about insurance that covers things like stoves and hot water heater. I found out from my agent that there is insurance that covers things like the stove incase it needs repair or replacement. This means you don't have to try and find a few hundred $ over night because the hotwater heater flooded the basment. I hope this works for you I'm a few year if not month from the samething. Best wishes
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