Post # 46
We finally bought the house after looking for 2 years. I know what you mean about being anxious and all. The reason we finally decided to go for it was cause it was a really crazy good deal (we got really really lucky and bought it way undervalue). Another reason was cause we had a good downpayment in the bank, and my husband can sometimes be reckless with money and investing. I saw it as a way of buckling down on his financial habits. At the very least, it keeps him from using the money on risky investments.
Post # 47
Although I own, my cousin who is in her mid 40’s just purchased her first house w/ her husband. A good friend of mine is 43 and he still rents (he’s never been married).
Post # 48
I used to own the house where we lived, but since relocating, we’ve been renting. In retrospect, home ownership is not all it’s cracked up to be. There’s lots of maintenance, and you will probably lose money when it’s time to sell it.
Post # 49
We are 33 and 36, and we do not own a home. Until a few months ago we lived in a state we both knew we didn’t want to stay in for the long term, and we don’t have children so an apartment for just the 2 of us isn’t a big deal. We live in Washington state now and want to see how we like the area for a year or two before we decide if we want to buy here.
Post # 50
DH and I are both 28, and there is zero chance we’ll own a home by the time we’re 30. We live in one of the most, if not the most, expensive areas of the country (Manhattan below 96th), so even though we make good money we feel like buying an apartment is a bit of a stretch. We also might move in the next couple of years, so we don’t want to deal with selling. I guess we could put money down on a nice place if we wanted to stay put in NYC, but we’ll probably outgrow it in 5 years, so why bother? My friends, some of whom are in their 30s, all feel the same way, so you’re far from alone.
Post # 51
We are both 30. We lived in Japan in our mid twenties, where our housing was heavily subsidised. I’d love to buy a house locally and we have the deposiy but DH is in grad school so we are likely moving in a year. Our goal is to buy in 2018.
Post # 52
We are renting at the moment with no plans to buy anytime soon. We’re still in the “float around” stage of our lives, and I just don’t want to have the responsibility of home ownership quite yet (I’m 29 but Fiance is 35, so we average in our thirties!)
Post # 53
38 and never owned a home….sigh
Post # 54
One of the most difficult things about living in San Francisco. Most of my 30-something friends and I don’t own in the city. In fact, many still have roommates. I’ve come to terms with having to move once I’m ready to own.
Post # 55
ohhh have you been to Deninos??! Its my favorite pizza now, over Brooklyn pizza!!!!
Queens is soooo far from our family and friends. Everyone is mostly in Staten Island and some in Brooklyn. I pay the same for a 2 BR as well.
yea NJ is crazy with property taxes, and LI is just about the same. I just discovered Orange County NY, but certain areas are much better than others and the property taxes are reasonable. This has been added to our list.
Post # 56
ugh, i know. I work for a property management company that owns about 70 residential buildings in Manhattan and when I see how much our tenants are paying in rent, my eyes pop out.
i have heard this too, for me though, even though owning a home is basically a money pit, I want the space. Sure we could live in this apartment for quite some time but at some point, I imagine we will outgrow it. I told DH that I don’t want to move again unless its into our forever home. Or at least VERY longterm home
Post # 57
Me and my H don’t. I’m still a student… and honestly I don’t feel like I have to explain to anyone when they ask why we don’t. Home ownership is not always the best sitaution for everybody.