Post # 1
Got a question for all of you…
Our wedding is on MArch 17th, 2012. Our apartment lease is over on MArch 31st,2012.
Our plan is to purchase a house next year after the wedding, but I am wondering if we should try to get the house before the end of the lease, or if we should extend the lease for a couple of months to give ourselves some time after the wedding???
What do you think?? what was your experience??
Post # 3
I would extend the lease. Buying a house is so stressful that you don’t want to be doing it when you are finishing up the wedding plans. Plus your closing might get pushed out like ours has been lately so you might be in trouble if you try to close right after the wedding.
Post # 4
Push it out. There’s so many complications when buying a house it’s not worth risking the issues you may have to deal with.
Post # 5
The stressful part is finding the house you want. I would start looking as soon as possible and try to get it all settled before the wedding. Even if you gave yourself a few months after the wedding, you’d be in a time crunch to find something in just a few months if you didnt already have a offer and house lined up.
Post # 6
It can be done. A coworker that just married in Novemeber, closed on her house the day before she left for her Dest. Wedding! They moved in when they got back a week later. She said it was stressful but she said she feels so relaxed that it’s all done now.
However, I do not handle stress well, so this would not be ideal for me. Just depends on what your comfortable with!!
Post # 7
My wedding is March 24th 2012.. I was considering starting to look at houses in January and try to close right around the time of the wedding but the past two weeks the wedding stress crept up on me and I realized that I would probably spontaneously combust if I tried to do both at the same time.
Post # 8
It took us over a year to find the right house for the right price. I would start looking even if you don’t plan on moving for at least another 3 months. We bought our house before we were even egaged and dealing with just the moving part was stressful and exhausting. Now in the final month before the wedding, I wouldn’t be able to juggle this AND moving at the same time.
Post # 9
Thank you all, the input is greatly appreciated. I think we will be better off extending the lease, and taking our time to find the house 🙂
Thanks for your help!!
Post # 10
Yeah…we did both and it was NUTS. Haha. But we got through it!