Post # 1
Just curious to see if there were any married couples that have roomates. How do you handle it?
I’m asking in case we buy a house and want to rent out a room (in the waaay waaay future). Or the worst case scenario, if WE needed to rent out a room at someone’s place for a while the way the economy is going
Post # 3
We lived with my brother for a year or so after getting married! I don’t know what we would’ve done if he wasn’t paying the rent then… a debt I can never repay!
Post # 4
Every single one of my married couple friends that own their own place rent out a room (or two). We live in DC so there is just no way you can own a place without doing that.
That said, we were asked to live with such a couple and rent their upstairs, but I said no. It was important to me to live by ourselves as we enter these first years of living together and being married. We managed to find a cheap one bedroom to rent and are loving our privacy and independance.
Post # 5
We rent out our extra bedroom, but only on a short term basis (max of 3 weeks or so). Since our wedding in October, we’ve only had one short term renter. I think since it’s only a few days and they don’t really move in it’s fine, but I wouldn’t want someone here full time.
Post # 6
My classmate got married and because she started school, she had to rent out one of her rooms to a roommate. She had horrific stories for a roommate she had — the guy use their stuff, ate cheese in the bath tub, hair all over, etc. Now, she has a new roommate and he’s a pretty quiet guy who usually stays in his room. And she’s wanting to get a dog, but she’s not able to because she still needs the roommate’s money while she’s still in school. She’s afraid that the roommate may not like the dog.
So, before she does something, she’s constantly thinking about her roommate. I don’t know if I can do that. Well, mind you, we have two dogs and a cat — I’d be surprise if anyone does want to rent from us. =)
My fiance likes his privacy and he’s not wanting to have roommate in our faces all the time. So, for us, no go on the roommate. But you know what? You gotta do what you gotta do. If owning a home is what you’ve been dreaming of, and you had the misfortune of losing a job, then you have no choice, right? So, choose your roommate wisely and everything should be fine. Good luck.
Post # 7
I have a really good friend whos recently married and moved in with there family. I honestly don’t understand how married couples can handle that! I guess since I will not live with my SO until after we are married I just couldn’t imagine living with other people when we are just starting out our married lives. Then again, I suppose living with a roommate would be better than living with debt!
Post # 8
We luckily live alone and I have no idea what I would do if we have to share a home with someone else right now.
Post # 9
We share a house with 10 other people….:) We moved in with my family right before the wedding and are still here. My hubby and I were both on our own out of college and we both have our own jobs but we didn’t want to live together before we were married so I moved back into my old room and my parents converted half of our basement into a suite for my then fiance. Since being married, my hubby and I both live in the converted suite and it works out great. It’s not always convient but it has plenty of perks. We both travel a ton for work so often times we only see each other on the weekends and having to worry about a house (and take care of it) would just be the pits. Also, its nice to have lights on when you don’t get home until late at night and your hubby is working out of town. In the end, it will allow us to purchase a very nice home outright in cash. We’re both grateful that we have the chance to save up for that and not stress about the economy
Post # 10
how about – anyone married and living with their parents? *raises hand* my hubby and i plan to move out in a couple of years, but we believe this is the best way to save money up quickly before we move out to the west coast! 🙂