Post # 1
Bees! You’re always there for me 🙂
So we got an email from our landlord stating that he is increasing our rent 2%. Bringing it up to $1480/months for a small one bedroom plus den in midtown toronto. Our apartment is cute and we like living here. It takes me 25 minutes to get to work by subway and we can walk to basically any grocery store, restaurant, shopping, anything in minutes. We have a back yard, front yard and our landlords are nice.
So here is the problem.
Well the biggest problem is that we can’t really afford that much rent. Well we can but we don’t want to pay that much for the square footage we’re getting in Toronto.
We intend to buy a car after the wedding because my FI needs it for work. So we don’t really need to live a stones throw from everything. Plus I find it kind of annoying to live in the hustle of the city.
We are going to TTC after the wedding so we will need a bigger place by the end of 2014. (hopefully!)
If we move outside of the city, my commute would be more like 45min-1 hour to work. However we could get a much larger home with two bedrooms.
I hate my bedroom and bathroom at our current place…I would love to a real life bedroom with enough space for two people 🙂
I honestly don’t have many friends in the city, my best friend lives pretty far from me as it is (on the other side of the city…a one hour commute!)…We don’t really go out very often either.
Would you move? I have to decide ASAP…and if we do move it would be at the end of April! EEEEK!
Post # 3
I would move. If you could get a better place for less money, that’s the way to go. Communting might not be so fun, but tons of people communte 45min -1 hr. for work. Good Luck! (:
Post # 4
@araina126: thank you, its very scary..I am not big on change.
Post # 5
For me personally, all of the “space” in our house gets wasted. We aren’t big on clutter and ended up getting furniture just to fill space. We spend 9/10th of our time in 4 rooms of our house (bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living room) which means an entire floor (basement with 2 storage rooms, bathroom, and finished den) as well as 2 rooms on our main level are just sitting empty gathering dust. I HATE COMMUTING and I loathe traffic. I would much much much rather live in an apartment in a city where I could walk everywhere with less of a commute.
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Post # 6
I would move! Based off of all your points it seems that would be the better option. Plus I love living in the suburbs!
Post # 7
I’d move especially considering you guys are TTC. If you think your place is tiny now, wait until you get all the baby things in there. The commute would suck more but imagine how much you’d enjoy your new place and space when you aren’t working.
Post # 8
I’d move. I think it’s exciting moving somewhere new.
I live away from the city and I wouldn’t have it any other way best place to raise a family.
Post # 9
I’d move, but I’m a burbs girl! DH was the city guy, the move was tough on him.
Post # 10
you sound like you already know what you want to do! 🙂 MOVE!
Post # 11
@pengoala: Story of my life! My Fiancee doesn’t really want to move out of the city.
Post # 12
I would never move out of the city and have to deal with driving all.the.time. It is more important for me to be in the city where there are things to walk to and do with baby than be in the boring cultureless suburbs. No way!
Post # 13
It sounds like the only thing keeping you in the city is your short commute. Definitely move to the burbs.
Post # 14
It sounds like you’ve done your busy city living, and now you’re looking for some space to grow into, so I voted you should move. It would drive me crazy to continue to pay that much for the amount of space you’re describing if the amenities weren’t that important to me anymore.
However, you said your FI really doesn’t want to leave the city. Is it possible to move somewhere in between where you live now and the burbs, and find somewhere with more space with the same or less expensive rent that isn’t completely burbalicious?
Post # 15
what about a small town instead of the burbs. areas that have a few streets of shops/restaurants but more space?
Post # 16
I would move if I was in your situation. I love living in the suburbs!