Housing advice needed please!

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Given your circumstances I would maybe stay where you’re at for the next year and then buy a house.  You’ll be able to save the most and use the money you’re getting towards the down payment.  It doesn’t seem like there would be much of a difference going to another apt. in the same buidling, besides dealing with the hassle of going up and down three floors all the time with a small baby and all the baby gear.  The upstairs neighbors would bother me and same with the size of the apt., but it may still be worth it for a short time.

Post # 3
2679 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

I would stay put for the next year. Regarding  your husband’s concern in the last paragraph, I guarantee you that nobody will know or care if you have a child, especially a teeny baby that won’t be running around or anything like that!

Post # 4
886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I would stay where you are and plan to buy in a year. Newborn babies don’t take up that much space. I would also ask your apartment leasing office to let you know if any two bedrooms open up. Good luck!

Post # 5
2092 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

The only major issue I see here is that the apartment gets very cold in the winter. That may not be the best for the little one, and if you moved upstairs heat rises. So, it will probably be warmer up there in the winter (but possibly in the summer as well). As long as the elevators work most of the time, I think you should move upstairs. You will feel like you have a bit of the change you are looking for, there is only a slight increase in rent, and there will be more space for the little one. There is no point in moving to another complex when you will probably buy in a year or so. I hope you have someone helping you move because it may not be comfortable for you to move in May (unless you can move upstairs right now). Good luck!

Post # 7
3352 posts
Sugar bee

Initially I was “hell yes move to the top floor”, until I read you plan to leave the building entirely in 1 year. I’d stay put. We had the option to move next door into a renovated house (exactly like ours, but not a dump) for only $200/month, then found out it did not have a dishwasher. We decided that moving 10 feet away for 1 year was not worth it, since the place wasn’t perfect.

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