- 10 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
Fiance and I want to move in together at the end of July when both our leases are up. We’ve been looking for a new place together. We’d like it to be just a little bit further south than my current apartment, but still near the same freeway. We like that area because it’s close to where he works, and I can easily take the train to where I work from there. We’d like to rent a house because I want a garage so I can get a kiln. We need a place that’s pet-friendly. And, most importantly, it needs to be affordable. We’re trying to pay for a wedding, so money is tight.
Future Brother-In-Law just got divorced. His ex is still living in their house, but she just told him she wants to move out. Now Future Brother-In-Law has asked us if we want to rent from them. I don’t know if this is a good idea or not.
-It’s probably going to be more affordable than any other place of similar size. Moreover, we might not have to pay a deposit because we can’t just disappear on them.
-It’s pet-friendly, and we won’t have to pay pet deposits.
-It’s close to FI’s parents and closer to the fun part of the city.
-It’s a house with a garage.
-Doing business with family. I don’t like adding money to the family equation because it can turn things sour so quickly.
-We don’t have a price yet, but I suspect it’s going to be kind of expensive. Like I said, it’s affordable for its size, but it’s also a big house. It’s probably going to be at the high end of prices we can afford.
-It’s way east of where we want to live. I could still take the train, but it would take longer. Fiance could still get to work fairly easily, but that would take a lot longer, too.
-We might have to deal with ex-FSIL.
Bees, what would you do? I need advice, please!