We are considering buying a larger home. The problem is we bought at the peak of the market in 2007 and in Marshalltown values have not gone up at all. In fact many houses are selling for less than the owners paid for them, even in 2015. Would you sell your house for less than you bought it for, not including all the upgrades you out into it? We would be looking at a straight loss of about 10k plus the "loss" of all the money we spent on upgrades, totalling about 15k. So 25k overall. We don't need that money but I don't want to lose it either (who would?!). Would you consider selling or just hold steady?