It seems that a lot has gone on in the past almost two months.
First off the bat, I got engaged! We’re getting married in October, and things are already lining up well, so that is a relief! We’re definitely planning a very low-key wedding, so that is helpful. But other than doing the planning we have to do right now, we’re putting it off, because…
We’re trying to buy a house. The one big hitch (other than having not enough/barely enough money for the up-front costs) is that T still owns her house with her ex. ugh. Her ex finally did agree to buy her out, at less than half the equity, after futzing around for two months, but now her ex is going to require her to be out by the end of March. We were hoping she could stay until at least April because we can’t get going on our house stuff until we have cash in hand from the house. Of course the market is so expensive that it will still be quite hard to afford anything. It’s incredibly frustrating.
The other option was to sell the house, but her ex refused to do that unless everyone was out of it, and since T actually lives there, plus has pets, that was unrealistic. Plus we knew she would drag it out as long as possible, and we want to start our life without her.
I’m going to tell you, it’s a lot of big stuff all at the same time. (T also started a new job this month.) We have talked about just renting for a year, but we have four pets between the two of us, and we’d end up paying just as much as, if not more than, a mortgage. We’re also worried we’ll get priced out of the market if we wait because we’re barely able to be in the market now, and prices will only continue to go up. Renting isn’t completely off the table, though. It’s just not our first hope.
I’m going to try to blog on a more regular basis. I’ll try to give you updates on the house and the wedding.
Hope your Monday treats you well!