- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2015
I’m new to this site and I wanted to seek your advice on my predicament.
A little bit about me and my fiance:
We’re both 21 years old, graduating from 4 year colleges in Southern California in mid December 2015. We are getting married late December 2015. He received a substantial job offer that is waiting for him after graduation, while I am hoping that the part time job that I have will turn into a full time position after graduation (and it doesn’t pay too well).
Upon hearing the fact that my fiance and I really wanted to start saving for a house, my fiance’s parents decided that it’s their mission to get us to move in with them, in the hopes that we will have no bills to pay for and to save pretty much both of our salaries. Every time that we talk to them, they sort of pressure us to buy a home sooner rather than later, but with the housing economy in Southern California being the way it is, we really just want to save for at least a 20% down payment for a house and wait until it’s a better time to buy a home.
We aren’t able to live together until we’re married because of my parents conservative views, so we won’t move in together until late December. We have been looking at potential apartments and we picked one and applied to it. We qualified for it and the rent would be $1440 for a 800 sq. ft. apartment. It could be a 6 month least for an additional $25 a month. We won’t sign the lease until December 1.
My fiance and I love the idea of not having any bills and having a really large space to have a bedroom in (my future in-laws have 2 master bedrooms in their house and the one that is empty is about 900 sq. ft., which would be bigger than our potential entire apartment), but we really value our privacy and want to be able to enjoy the perks of marriage, ESPECIALLY as newlyweds (*ahem*). We definitely want to move in with them soon because they will probably be moving to Plano, Texas in Summer 2017 since my Future Mother-In-Law works for Toyota and they’re moving there.
Which would you choose?
A year lease and moving in with them for only 6 months?
A six month lease and moving in with them for a year?
OR moving in with them right after we get married and saving for the entire 1 1/2 years?
Which would you choose if you wanted to save for a downpayment on a house in Southern California as newlyweds?
A year lease and moving in with parents for 6 months?
A six month lease and moving in with parents for a year?
OR moving in with parents right after we get married and saving for the entire 1 1/2 years?
I really appreciate any advice you girls can give me!