(Closed) Buying a house vs Leasing a Condo/townhome before the wedding or after?

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sure.  We bought the house about 11 months before the wedding.  If you know where you want to live and have the financial ducks in order, go for it.  Interest rates are rock bottom, might as well take the plunge and buy now to lock it in.

Post # 4
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We bought our house while planning the wedding, so yes we did, but it was pretty stressful, admittedly!  He took care of all things house, I took care of all things wedding, and we made it through! 😀

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We started house hunting a few months after we got engaged. If we had found the right house at that time, we would have gone ahead with the purchase. But it took us 18 months to find our house, so it ended up happening well after the wedding.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

We bought a house 11 months before our wedding and put the wedding planning on hold for a solid 2 months while working on it and moving in, went fine for us and we got a great deal!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

We were house shopping during our engagement and took possession of our new house 2 weeks before the wedding (though we are renovating so we still haven’t moved in). If you can afford to do both (wedding + downpayment) I don’t see why you wouldn’t.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

We closed on our house a week after he proposed.  To be honest, I wasn’t really looking to get married at all (not planning on having kids), so I was way more excited about the idea of having a house.  We’ve actually been able to save more money this way because our mortgage, tax, and insurance together is less than our overpriced rent was.  Since we already had the downpayment set aside, it was very easy to come up with a wedding budget.  The downside is that I haven’t even started decorating the house, so that’ll have to wait until after the wedding.

 

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