- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
My FI and I have been looking at properties for over a year, and whilst we have found a number of promising options, we didn’t pull the trigger. I’m most concerned about living in a safe area, especially considering the fact that he is often out at night. The properties in the areas I would feel comfortable with are way out of our price range, or very small. I don’t mind living in a smaller home in a safe area, but he is concerned about size due to the fact that he wants to have a family in a few years and would prefer not to have to move again when that happens. We both want at least a small garden for our little dog.
My mother just got a new job in another area of the city and she wants to move to that area as the traffic from her home at the moment will be a nightmare. She also feels that her home is far too large for just her to live in. Her house is in a lovely, safe neighbourhood with a few bedrooms and a garden.
She has suggested that we buy a small house in the area where she wants to move to (which is a very nice area that we considered strongly in our property hunt), and that she would then move into that house while we move into her house.
When I discussed this with FI he said he was torn because he wants to move into his own home. I understand and share his sentiment, but I also can’t help but wonder if this opportunity is something to pass up. We would be paying what we can afford but getting way more than what we paid for. My mother will never move back into the house so we can change anything we want in the house. He has always said how much he loves the house and I would be really sad to see it sold.
I need some objective third party views on this.