My boyfriend and I are buying a home together. We live 40 minutes apart now. He is in one county and I am in another. He lives with his parents in the most expensive area out of both counties. The average home price is $400,000. It obviously also has the best schools and best sports programs for the kids. His choice is to live here. While I would love to live there, I do not think we could afford it. Together we make about $90,000 a year. To live there we will have to have an older home and it will most likely be at the top of the budget $250,000. which means we wont really be able to fix it up.
In my county the schools are not the best but good and the sports programs are not the best but they are still good. We can buy a very nice home already updated here for under our budget. I told him that we can look at homes in his area this Saturday with the realtor but I think it is a waste of time. I dont think we can find anything in that area remotely as nice as in my county.
How do I make him see that I am not trying to decide for us, but my county just makes sense financially.
He also said he doesnt want to move his dd away from her friends but she is only in 1st grade, so its not like she spends time out of school with them or does sleep overs. Both my ds and his dd will start school at the begining of the year in the new school.
HELP! What would you do?