Not only are we smack in the middle of invitiations, programs, menu options, dress fittings, rehearsal dinner locations, and nonstop wedding coorespondance – Sean and I have to find a place to live after the “I Do’s” have been said. One of these days my brain will indeed explode! Hopefully it’ll stay in tact for the priceless wedding pictures.
Rent. Buy. Rent. Buy. … Rent. Buy. That is the topic that sways are decision at least once a day. Yes, this IS the best time to buy a house, granted that you want to stay forever whereever you plop down. Who does that nowadays? Besides, the ultimate goal is to move to Georgia. I miss my multiple story, brick front, big yard homes with basements. In Florida, you pay MORE for a box like home adorned with plastic flamingos in the yard. Charming. So, what’s more important, Lake Lanier or the Gulf of Mexico? Red clay or white sand? Big house or little house? Hmm…
Which is better? 1 or 2?
3 or 4?
5 or 6?
If you’re starting to feel like you’re at the eye doctor, welcome to my life at the moment! So the question that begs is, “What do we do and where do we do it?”
Today, we’re leaning on the renting side. It doesn’t make sense to buy a house in Florida when we don’t want to stay here. But, it also doesn’t make sense to spend more in rent than a mortage! I don’t need these kind of decisions/stress while wedding planning!
We found the perfect townhome (to rent) in the area we want to live in. So perfect I started arranging wall samples with fabric samples. Then we second guessed the price. We can, but do we want to?
Back to the drawing table and square one! You know that saying from the parent when their daughter gets married, “I’m not losing a daughter, I’m gaining a son?” While that is true, but it really should go like this for my mom, “I’m not losing a daughter, I’m gaining a son AND another person living in my house!” Haha! Home sweet Mom’s home it is unless we can make up our minds! I’m sure she’ll just LOVE that!
Stay tuned for where and what we end up with!