(Closed) When to move?

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: What to do?
    Move now - the commute is rediculous! : (21 votes)
    88 %
    Move later - you won't save that much money breaking the lease now : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Other - explain below : (2 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    1949 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    how much longer are you in the lease for?

    can you sublet your current place until your lease is up?

    Post # 5
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’d break the lease, you’d easily save that much in bus tickets/gas/wear & tear/personal sanity

    Post # 6
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    How far do you work? Because if you work closer than maybe he can drop  you off at work and then take the car and pick you up afterwards? To me 20 miles doesnt seem that far to drive.

    Post # 7
    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    $1600 doesn’t seem like an exorbitant amount to release yourselves from the hassle and to save money on transportation costs in the meantime.

    Is it just a $1600 one time fee to break it? We actually just ran into the same issue (though Darling Husband got a job 3 hours away, so we had to move) and we had to pay a fee like that, a reletting cost, and then (after he accepted the position) they told us that we are responsible for the duration of the lease until they find a new renter. Just make sure they don’t try to hit you with other fees! We’re stuck paying for 2 apartments until someone else moves in.

    Is the cost of the new apartment comparable to what you’re paying now? If so, 8 months is a pretty long time…if it was just $1600, we would probably move.

    Post # 9
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’d probably move now.  That is a decent chunk in gas money you’d be saving.  Plus you have to think about the value of your time and what you guys could do with the extra few hours a day you aren’t commuting.

    Post # 10
    6248 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    I’d move now, for my sanity alone!  That commute is yucky.

    Post # 11
    2580 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @rubyred605:  Ah, well then I would go for it! Have you factored in the moving costs? If they’re not too bad, it sounds very reasonable.

    We had to pay for movers and we’re carrying two apartments and I still think it was worth it for my DH and I to take better jobs in a city we’d rather live in. I think decisions like these come down not only to money but also intangibles like work/life balance and lowered stress.

    Post # 12
    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would move now. No doubt.

    Post # 14
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    move now…if anything for your sanity! 😀

    Post # 15
    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Move now.  Not only b/c the cost isn’t much different BUT the time you two could have is so valuable.

    Post # 16
    1280 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Move now and save the time, and the benefits to you, your relationship and your car….

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