LOL! Yes, there are such services....... and then there are parents.... which are not close by for me, by choice honestly.
Spent the evening looking at teacher salaries, and while they do vary depending on district and school type, I don't think teaching would be enough to help us buy a house at this point. After taxes, it would only be half of what we need to pay the difference in mortgage on these, now doubled in price, houses.
I think it is time i just acknowledged that it is not possible for us to settle here now and figure out an exit strategy. It's that or take on a full-time programming job. It like there's low, there's high, but there's no middle. I wish there was some option like maybe full time tech job with summers off.....
But it's kind of like the Bay Area actually. There's the SF/Peninsula and there's East Bay, but to try to get something that's the average of the two housing prices would mean living in the middle of the Bay which you can't do.
I must admit, I'm at a loss as to how someone in Tech would take 1/3-1/2 the salary to teach (plus lose the stocks benefits?).