(Closed) What Type of Home Will You and FI choose?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

For us, it will continue to change as we progress through grad school, careers, etc. 

Next year we’re moving to another apartment (just the two of us this time) because we only have two more years in the city. After that we’re looking for a rental wherever we end up for grad school. I would love to find a rental house with land and a barn, because I really want to have my horse on our property. If that’s not possible, we’ll probably rent a townhouse or an apartment for awhile until we move into a house (which will definitely have land!) 

Post # 4
1049 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I think we’re condo people for now. We intend to be traveling A LOT – we’ll be in PR for at least a few years, then possibly Spain or Argentina, Japan again… who knows. So a place that requires minimal maintenance (yard work, etc.) that we could also rent out while we’re away would be optimal. I see us settling somewhere woodsy with a nice big yard and a couple of greyhounds in the long run though.

Post # 5
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

right now we’re living in my husband’s first home, it’s a townhouse. and we’re ready for an upgrade! we want a house- a place with a garage, a yard for our pup. we’re just waiting for a better time to buy and sell.

Post # 6
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We chose to buy a house. The major deciding factor was the dog. We were not willing to give her up and she couldn’t live in a condo or townhouse. To be honest I would have rathered starting in a townhouse, it would have been a lot less expensive and less stress for repairs/maintenance.

Post # 7
2703 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

we chose a house. it’s the obvious choice being in michigan, it IS a buyer’s market… we ended up with a 4 br, 2.5 bath, 3000 sq foot home for $250K. fenced in (huge factor for our dogs), hot tub in the backyard with tv & surround sound, the smallest bedroom is actually a converted walk in dressing room off our master… 2 story great room and a separate formal dining and den. ๐Ÿ™‚

i’ll add pics later.

but it made sense for us, as we’ll be in MI for at least the next 5-10 years. i only pay $200 more for my half of our mortgage than what i was paying for my 1 br apt!!


Post # 9
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

When we got married, we were in a condo that my husband bought before we were married. I’m so glad he did too, b/c it was definitely a good investment, and a low mortgage payment, so we saved a ton of money for our house.

We now live in a 4 bedroom 2.5 bath single home as we’re looking to start a family soon. We rent out our condo which is perfect for us b/c it just covers the mortgage and we’re building a lot of equity with it.

Post # 10
806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’ll be looking for a single family house – after years of renting, we’re ready to not share walls with anyone.  For us, it’s hard to feel like it’s “your” sanctuary when you are forced to endure someone else’s noise 24-7.

Post # 11
946 posts
Busy bee

We’ll hopefully be buying between where I will be starting grad school and his work.  And it’ll likely be a mid-century all brick, two br, two ba, bungalow style with a back porch and fenced yard.  We want something older and small, so that we know we can afford it should I not get a graduate stipend. 

I’ll be renting my condo out for enough to cover the mortgage, HOA, and hopefully my car payment.  I managed to get a really good deal on a foreclosure and a REALLY low interest rate.

Post # 12
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My husband and I will be apartment dwellers for a couple more years, but we’re saving for a house. We didn’t think we’d be house people for a long time, but shortly after the wedding, we were ready ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I grew up in apartment building in my younger years. I always remembered that my dad always had a dream of buying a house for us. When I was in the 5th grade we moved into a house with a small front yard in Queens. It wasn’t much but it was a house.
Ever since then I’ve never lived in anything but.
Fiance and I both are house people. We want there to be plenty of lawn space for our kids to play in. Big enough for a swing set, big enough for our pup to run around in. I want it to be a safe street that I don’t need to worry overly much about kids throwing a football around outside or playing street hockey.

That’s just us. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re currently in the process of selling my townhouse and purchasing a house.  We want the space and yard and privacy that a house entails.  While it isn’t the ideal situation to be selling the townhouse, we can buy land for a steal and build for cheap.  Our builder has built 3 other homes in the area we’re looking in, and our home will be build for significantly less than some of those did a few years ago.  Most of the homes for sale in our area are 2 stories, and since we’re not planning on having kids, it doesn’t make sense to buy a house that will sit empty, so we’re building a ranch style home with a walkout basement.

Post # 15
7053 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m moving into T’s house on June 1.  It’s gorgeous I have to admit.  Awesome subdivision, plenty of space, humongous master bedroom and a master bath I swoon over!

There’s also another 3000 sq of space in the terrace level, which we’re going to have finished probably by next year.  That’s my biggie project to tackle, along with buying furniture and re-doing the kids’ rooms after the wedding and where most of my money will go beginning fall of 2010!  ๐Ÿ™‚

We’re so happy! 

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