Post # 32
I bought my house. He never suggested buying together and if he had, I would have told him no. I wanted a house, the price was right and I wasn’t going to sit around waiting til the housing market got better and I missed a steal waiting til we got married to buy.
Post # 33
We bought a house before we got married but I still did not feel married but it did help calm my insecurity about his level of commitment to me.
Post # 34
My fiancé and I bought a house together and adopted two dogs 🙂 we knew it was a possibility that we would be getting married within a few years and we were sick of renting. Ae got engaged in the livingrooms 6 months after we purchased it 🙂 make sure if you are getting it in both names then you should both realize that is a huge commitment.
Post # 35
I wouldnt do it. And I would be cautious of using it a s way to feel comfortable with how committed your so is. Meaning thatnyu should only buy a house with your SO if you ayou already sure you are on the same page regarding marriage and commitment. If you aren’t sure about it then jumping in to such a huge purchase together, is In My Humble Opinion, a mistake.
Post # 36
Bought a house together. We’re 30 and 31 and have been together five years. With the market the way it is, I knew it was more important to have the house first. It just didn’t make sense to blow the money on a ring/wedding when we already know we’ll get married. We bought in March and will be engaged soon. It delayed things a little bit, but I’ve waited this long. A little longer won’t kill me.
Post # 37
@Contented_J: Yes, it’s a long term commitment and i knew we’d be together for life, with or without marriage. thats important
Post # 38
I wanted a house but that was too big of a commitment for my Boyfriend or Best Friend so I bought it in my name. We didn’t get engaged until we were in the house for 4 yrs!! There were a lot of things that delayed the proposal but the biggest was he just was not ready. Not sure if the house helped or hindered. Getting a house is a big commitment!! and a lot of money. If you think that you will get married for sure then I guess there is no harm but if not then buy it in you name as long as you could afford it on your own.