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We rent, we are in a great area that we could not afford to buy in. At this point it is cheaper for us to rent than buy…and we have amazing “landlords” (hate that term!) so it works out well…for now!
We own after renting for many years. I love owning my own home, but there’s always something that needs to be updated or repaired and things are always breaking down…so no difference there from renting! It’s yours though, and you can’t beat that.
ugh I hear you!!! I own our house but lately there are soo many expenses. it’s awful!
We just purchased our first home this summer although I completely understand your frustration having rented for the last 6 years. Renting has it’s pros and cons but so does owning your own home. I have to admit that we’ve learned a ton about fixing up/replacing things and sometimes I wish I could just call the landlord and have him come over and fix it!
SMD pretty much hit the nail on the head. I swore before we bought that we would save money, but between buying furniture to fill your new home, the repairs, paint, decor, etc…I think us owning a home is more expensive!
We own a house- but there have definitely still been expenses there. At least when we are putting money into our house we see it as an investment, I’m sure that’s tough when you’re renting!! That house is gorgeous btw 🙂
We are renters… I think we have the same time frame you guys have. But, what money are you putting besides rent? You shouldn’t really be putting any more money in to “fix” things. I am lucky that our landlord is pretty awesome. But also, we live in a two bedroom apt… not a house. But then again, when you own a house, sometimes you have to shell out A LOT of money when something goes wrong.
We have to pay $75 of all repair costs lately. It’s crap. Plus it seems like every time we turn around a light bulb is goin out because the fuses suck!
We just bought our house this summer – and it was definitely an ordeal.
Buying a house was one of the most stressful experiences I’ve ever gone through. Make sure you get a really good lender. Ours turned out to be really lackluster. They would never call us back and made us push back our closing….4 times. It was really frustrating.
You guys are thinking about moving back to Georgia. That’s cool. It’s a pretty house up in Cumming. To bad it’s so far from the City.
We currently rent – and actually might be purchasing my Dad’s house when he builds the new house next year. There are obvious pros/cons to renting and owning. We rent from a church right now, and have fixed everything with no worries or problems. That is crap you have to pay $75 of everything that breaks to ‘help’ fix. Its not your responsibility to ‘help’ fix property that is not yours.
Typically the downside to buying is all the repairs are then yours to take care of and pay for – but you are essentially doing that anyway.
My husband and I own. Very true that anything that goes wrong, its all up to you to fix. My friend just paid $8000 to replace a broken A/C. :0
When we were renting it was very nice to be able to call and they come fix it. The newer house though, the least likely you should have those problems ( At least you would hope!)
As far as putting money towards a mortgage… the thing I have learned in the past 3 years while owning… it really only comes into play once you have been in the house for awhile! We have been relocated, so we are having to sell our house after only 3 years, and in those 3 years of paying mortgage, we have only paid of $6,0000 of the original loan. (Majority of your payment goes toward interest and not principal). Also, dont forget when you own a home, you arent just paying a mortgage. You pay home insurance and property taxes. Which depending on where you live, could be as much as your mortgage payment.
I would have never bought a house when I did, had I seen us being relocated, because we will probably lose money in the sale (closing costs, realtor fee, etc.) But I dont regret it. I love owning a home. And if its something you can do, I encourage people to do it. Even knowing what I know now, my husband and I are looking to buy again in our new city. I would never go back to renting unless it was a temporary situation.
I totally feel your pain! We’re without a garbage disposal now, and probably will be for quite awhile. Eesh! We can’t wait to buy, which is something I NEVER though I’d say, it always seemed like too big of a commitment. But after renting for so long, I’m READY!!!
I feel ya lady. McMuffin is SERIOUSLY slacking over there. Mice with a cat in the house?
the mortgage rates are so fabulous…now is the time to buy!!! good luck whatever you decide.
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ooo that pizza looks delicious! yumm!
Lisette @ Northern Belle Diaries says
I agree with Helene. Yummy. Balsamic reduction? Love. Syrah soaked cheese? You need to come to my house and teach me this! Miss you!
That pizza looks amazing! And I still don’t know how the Monday after the Superbowl isn’t a holiday!
Melanie Montgomery says
It’s always fun when your state’s team wins the Super Bowl, even if your not football fans!
Catalyn H says
It’s definitely been amazing!
So jealous that you have a trader Joe’s near you! The closest one to me is 2 1/2 hours. And living life is sometimes better than bloggy land:)
Follow the Ruels says
Yum! I love me some homemade pizza and wine! What a sweet hubby taking you out to your favorite wine bar!
Dabbling in Dixie says
Jealous you were there for the parade! I know it was ridiculous… they should have closed the city down! The game was a blast!
Mrs. Dr. Looze says
RAVENS!!! I was dying I couldn’t be down for the parade yesterday. I am sure celebrating on Sunday night was amazing downtown. So jealous 🙂 I lived vicariously through my social media for days straight. Today I am finally feeling back to my self as I have had a slight depression over not being in Baltimore OR Nola at some point in the last 5 days.