Eric and I have been together for 8 years. We've rented the entire time. Now, how are we supposed to afford a house when we can't even afford a car? I know. Our credit is atrocious, we have nothing saved up, and in general we've been pretty unstable financially for our entire adult lives. I'm tired of it.
Now that Eric is working all I want to do is catch up on the bills that have piled up and SAVE! We usually get a pretty decent sized chunk for our tax returns so I'm thinking if we can put the bulk of it in a savings account and NOT TOUCH IT, in 3-5 years we could have a decent down payment for a little starter house.
I already found the perfect one! I know that it won't be on the market by then, but I had fun looking. It's not my dream home: I'm more of a realist than an optimist. My dream home definitely doesn't involve being attached to my neighbors. It's cute though, and I think it has a lot of character. It's also pretty close to where we're already living, so Matt wouldn't even have to change schools if we moved in.
The back deck just might have been what pushed me over the edge in falling for this house completely. From other pictures it looks like the roof of it already has wisteria growing all over it, which is one of my favorite vines. The deck is big enough for a grill, table and chairs, and it just looks like a really cool place to sit and chill out while the kids are playing in the yard.
So there you have it, my modest little
Oh, and what does Eric think? He thinks it looks too cluttered and he's not in love with the deck. He's hardly ever home anymore, so how much say does he actually get? We can't even agree on a comforter, but I can be pretty pushy if I need to be!