Is 5 years long enough to keep a home before selling and not lose money.I have 10 plus acres now and want to downsize my present property and home. I want to build a new home using funds from my present home to fund it. I will have been in my present house 5 years come November 2013. The market is good in my area and I have a very desirable location. My husband says 5 years is to soon to sell. He's not the one that mows the yard though!Thanks!October 25 2012 - Robinson00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.