- 2 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Yesterday my parents accepted their interest in moving into a smaller place (either a condo or a small rental home) and asked if my DH and I would want to move into their home (the house that I grew up in). Their house is a colonial and is perfect for a family (4 bedrooms – 1 is in the basement; 3 full baths – 1 half bath, in ground pool, 1 acre plot of land). It is a great neighborhood. To buy a house like that in our area would be about $450K right now (. It is in a great town that has low taxes. We would have no mortgage and it is move in ready. Those were the pros.
Cons – I would be living and raising a family (hopefully) in the same place where I grew up – when I always pictured living somewhere else. There arent many young couples in the neighborhood. My parents are very close to many of the neighbors – so I feel like my DH and I will lack privacy. It is a further commute for my DH to work. Part of me feels like I am settling/taking the easy way out – while the other part feels like its an appropriate and great opportunity. I am also afraid it wont feel like OUR home – which I know will change overtime – but still.
The house we currently live in is a small ranch 2 towns away from my parents house. It is in a great location – and my commute and my DHs commute to work is the same. In order to make this our forever home we will have to do major renovations to kitchen and bathroom and add an addition with at least 1 full bathroom. Trees need to be cut down, driveway and front path need to be redone. The list goes on and on.
So Bees – what do you think? what would you do?