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Why do people think someone has to buy a house?

Posted by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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My SO makes decent money and I don't do too bad myself but we live in an apartment and we are perfectly happy with where we live. At this point we don't want to buy a house for many different reasons so why am I asked repeatedly on here why we don't buy a house?

Why is that such a huge deal to people?



I pay 1000 a month and we will be moving into a bigger apartment at 1500 a month. To buy a house we are looking at 300,000 which would make my mortgage payment along with the insurance since I live along the gulf coast and need wind and flood insurance much much higher than my rent. So the argument that a mortgage is cheaper isn't the case for us.
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TranquilMind
by Ruby Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 7:31 PM
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 Unmarried people should never buy a house together anyway. 

lilmom71
by Bronze Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 7:31 PM

So the state can take it from when you are older to pay for your nursing home bills.

Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 7:32 PM
I do agree with that wholeheartedly but even after we get married buying a house isn't high on our list.

Quoting TranquilMind:

 Unmarried people should never buy a house together anyway. 

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SaturnsMom
by Bronze Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Well when you buy a house, eventually it will be paid off then you will only have taxes to worry about.

Retrokitty
by Jasmyne on Jul. 24, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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Depending where you loive mortgages can be cheaper than rent. But I agree no one needs to own a house.
ajdahd13
by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 7:33 PM
That's how I feel. DH decided recently we do want to buy a house, in about a year, but before then we had no desire to buy one.
sampson200
by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Because it's the average norm.

When you deviate from that, it confuses the general public who think we're all sheep.

Now, I LOVE my house and wanted to have my own home (I felt stifled in my apartments once my husband came along and our 'wants' changed) . . . but I don't care if one lives in an apartment, a condo, a home....as long as you can pay your way in life and take care of yourselves and be safe, what's the biggie?

spicy_n_sweet
by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Beats me.  I do not own a house and have no intentions of ever owning one. I have absolutely no interest in home ownership. Never have.  It's the goal and dream of many.  It's just not/has never been, a goal and dream of mine.

Mommy2ETnBM
by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 7:35 PM

I bought a house with my ex husband after we got married because well, we thought it was just a right of passage as a married couple. That was the biggest mistake of my life! Eight years later I am still living here, divorced. This house has been nothing but a money pitt and I can't stand the upkeep with things breaking and yard work. I can't afford any of this! My house is going on the market next week and we are moving to an affordable, "break-free" townhouse. 

TranquilMind
by Ruby Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 7:35 PM

 I understand.

Lots of people want to be free to move whenever they like.  As a landlord, I like it when I have longtime tenants so I don't raise their rent. ;)  (But they have to be excellent, and all of mine are). 

Quoting Roxygurl:

I do agree with that wholeheartedly but even after we get married buying a house isn't high on our list.

Quoting TranquilMind:

 Unmarried people should never buy a house together anyway. 

 

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