Deciding where to live after marriage?

posted 3 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
1468 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We both owned homes and lived about 25 miles apart.  He moved to my house and now we’re renovating his home and plan on moving there this fall.  It makes sense because his house is much closer to my work and he has no mortgage.  I’ll be putting my house on the market as soon as we move.   

Post # 4
6166 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

FI and I were not engaged yet when I bought my house, but we were talking about him moving in with me once I did and we knew we would eventually get married.

I knew the area where I wanted to live and was already planning on buying a house.

My work commute went from 15 miles but taking 30-60 minutes (depending on traffic) to 17 miles and taking 20 minutes (since I now go against traffic.)

FI moved in with me and his commute went from 10-15 minutes to 45+ minutes on a good traffic day.

If we were buying a house together, we might have discussed a better location halfway between our jobs.


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