We put our house on the market in May 2007, anticipating a move to Illinois (where we have lived since 8/07) due to my husband's new job as a professor. It remained on the market with several offers which were less than what we owed, and which the banks dragged their feet on, thereby losing the offers. We had to move, and left the house on the market, no other offers being made. We put about $10K into the house before we left, naively thinking it would improve our chances of selling it. Wrong.