Post # 1
Just curious 🙂
It seems so many of us have the preconceived notion that we NEED to own a home before having kids, but the reality is so many of us don’t 🙂 so just curious to hear everyone’s different situations.
Right now we’re renting a townhouse, but can only stay here til July (three months after baby arrives), and I’m not sure if we’ll rent another townhouse or an apt.. We’re not ready to buy and really couldn’t add on that commitment with the commitment of a baby!
Post # 3
We were living in a tiny crappy apartment when we first brought our daughter home. We live in a much bigger, nicer apartment now, but we’re still renters. We aren’t ready to commit to a house yet as we don’t know which of our different states we’d like to be in permanently.
Post # 4
I used to think I had to own a home before having kids. If that is the case, I don’t think I will be having any, at least not in my 20s! 🙂 If we have kids, we will be in an apartment, when they grow a little older we will look into renting a house or larger/ nicer apartment with a yard. We shall see. For now, it will definitely be an apartment -for a little while anyway. I think that is fine for a baby 🙂
Post # 5
We will probably still be renting. If Mr. Hedgie does end up getting the job in SF then who knows. I would like to own a home but in the end, I know I can raise a child in an apartment and owning a home does not mean I am more or less fit to parent. Though, again, it would be nice.
Post # 6
Right now it looks like we’ll still be renting although we’d like to move because our second bedroom is a bit small and the setup isn’t ideal. We’re looking into purchasing a townhome or house around March/April though. We’re thinking just something big enough for us and the baby plus enough space in case of guests. One of our main goals too though is to buy a cheaper house and fix it up some before we move onto a bigger house.
Post # 7
We owned our home but that certainly wasn’t a necessity. It was where we happened to be in life.
Post # 8
We currently rent a townhouse. We’ll probably be moving to a new state when the baby is 4 months old. At that point we will rent either a house or a townhouse for the first year or two, since we don’t want to buy right away in an area that we don’t know well. We plan to finally buy a house after that. I always thought we would own a house before having a baby, but that’s just not in the cards for us right now.
Post # 9
We owned our home and will be in said house 3 years come April
Post # 10
We own a home and closed on our forever home a month ago and hope to move in before baby’s arrival. We’ll see!
Def not a necessity. Just kinda worked out this way for us.
Post # 11
We were renting a house when DD was born and about 5 months after she was born we bought an apartment.
Post # 12
We own a home and will be TTC after the wedding. Owning a home certainly isn’t a requirement for having kids, though!
Post # 13
We’re in a strange situation. We actually own a home (mortgage free! woo!) and we rent. The house is in St. Louis and was his father’s, DH inherited it when he died. We rent in the UK, where we are stationed and we currently live.
Post # 14
We will be renting a house. We’re renting right now and we’ll be TTC in a few months. I don’t see us owning a home for 3-5 more years at least. Our house right now is in the country literally on a farm, so we’ll have plenty of backyard for future kids!
Post # 15
We bought our house just a week before I got my first BFP. 🙂 I think the idea that you HAVE to own your own home before pregnancy is kinda dumb. After all, many people in big cities have to rent because home prices are so ridiculously high. Plus, it’s not like kids know the difference, lol.
Post # 16
Maybe it was my hormones, lol because I really wanted to own a home. So we bought our first house a month before our baby was due! We sort of did everything backwards, education, long term careers, bought a house, had a baby, now having our dream wedding. Our motto is work hard play later! : ) I think as long as you are a GREAT parent you can raise a child anywhere with little or a lot of money. It doesn’t take a home to build love.