Post # 1
Interesting how some people do the exact same thing. I was talking to another newlywed couple I know and they were telling me all about the trouble they had when they moved out/in together after they were married. Apparently, they started looking at apartments, switched to looking at houses, decided it was too expensive/time consuming/not ready for that commitment and ended up renting a condo… which is exactly the same dance my Fiance and I did when we started looking for a place to move once we get married.
I was just curious if any other bees went through a similar process and what the end result was? Did you end up buying a house or renting in an apartment/condo? What were some of your reasons for doing so? 🙂
Post # 3
Ideally we wanted a detached home. Unfortunately we aren’t Rockefellers so settled on townhomes. Looked into condo apartments for a while due to the low cost. Wound up buying a townhouse that belonged to a condo association. Why? Beautiful common area. We never have to mow a lawn. They trim our bushes and paint our fence. They pay for our water and our water heater. They pay for trash and snow removal. They keep the neighborhood in check. We get the perks of living in a house with the added advantage of only having to worry about an electric bill and having most everything else taken care of. 🙂
Post # 4
We’re at the tail end (hopefully!) of this situation ourselves. We thought we’d stay in our current place until we we were ready to buy, but when I got pregnant, we realised that this place wasn’t going to cut it.
For us, the decision came down to 1) are we willing to leave the city (detached homes average over $650,000 here) so that we can have a house with a yard? and 2) are we ready to do that now?
The answer to 1 was YES. The answer to 2 wasn’t so clear. I’m ready to leave, but my DH isn’t. His job is downtown and he doesn’t want a 1.5 hour + commute. We also had no clue where we would want to live in the areas/cities/towns surrounding our city. I’m going to be a Stay-At-Home Mom (at least until any kids we have are in school full-time), so it was really important to me that DH was happy with his job and his workday. He’s working on a project right now with so much overtime that that kind of commute would really be awful.
So, we’re trying to find a condo or apartment to rent. We’ll stay in the city for 1-2 more years and then find our house.
Post # 5
@ArwenBride- Good luck on finding a condo or apartment! My Fiance currently has a 1.5 hour drive so I TOTALLY know where you’re coming from wanting him to be happy and all.