We haven't bought yet. We have trouble commiting to a house :) We would rather rent a house for now.
Quoting Due9:We haven't bought yet. We have trouble commiting to a house :) We would rather rent a house for now.
Our first house was far from my "dream house". It was a duplexe. Two bedrooms and a converted attic....plus an unfinished basement...and only one bathroom. It did have a long yard and was a corner lot...which was nice (even though it was in a bad part of town and the kids rarely cold play outside...and never without me out there). When we bought it we had one child and had just found out we were pregnant with our second....and we had one cat. By the time we moved out we had five kids, a golden retriever, and two cats. We didn't plan to be there longer than a few years....and ended up living there for 12.5 years.
The second home we bought was much closer to my "dream house" - a single home with a large yard and above-ground pool, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a full-sized finished basement, separate dining room, eat-in kitchen, 1-car garage with a single driveway (twice the size would have been nice...but, whatever). We lived there for just under 5 years. I do miss it....to a point....but I am very happy where we are now - and I am also very happy renting now, if there is a big problem, the owners can fix it.
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