- 3 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014 - Courthouse
So we found a little house to rent that’s about a 30 minute drive from our job–not too bad…winter might change things. The home is for sale but we are renting it while it’s still on the market. The landlords want $500 deposit-which we have given them and first and last months rent-which is $1000 total. Now I was thinking, the money that we are putting towards pretty much nothing except change in their pocket could be going to a down payment. We really love the yard and the area and the house itself. The only thing we are worried about is the drive. It’s in the country a bit but it’s soo beautiful but winter is also about 4-5 months long here which is pretty average but can be really bad or not so bad. DH just told me that his BIL got a promotion at work (they work at the same place) and that BIL’s position is now open and it’s sounding a lot like DH is the one they will pick for that spot! So that means that we will be sticking around the area if that happens. The mortage for the home we are renting could be about 100-200$ cheaper then our rent. We would still be paying for our utlities either way too. I just feel like it’s money that we’re burning instead of earning some equity. I have a feeling our landlords are going to be a big pain in the butt too. I think they are ones who are going to “check in” and we just wanna be left alone! We also have an orchard as well in our yard that they are going to be taking care of so they will be over quite a bit which is going to suck.
Ahhh…I just am tired of giving money to people so they can buy things! These people don’t even owe anything on this house either so it’s like I’m just paying them for no reason.