Almost there...

Friday, May 18, 2001

Well it's been a long week. We started the process of buying a home. We met with a mortgage broker and got approved. Now the question remains whether we really feel we can afford what the bank says we can afford, and whether we can find anything worth buying for what I feel like we could afford. It's a strange process. I've really started thinking about what I value. I'm really worried that if I do buy a house, then I won't get to go to Europe next year, and maybe not even smaller things like the B-52's concert this summer. It's kind of scary. I like my comfortable lifestyle. I'm not sure I'm really ready to buy a house. I like the freedom of not having to deal with things breaking. I just call the landlord and say, "Um, there's this thing that needs fixing..." I like that power. It doesn't hurt that I really like my current living space and my current landlord. There are some minor inconveniences associated with the place, but they're awfully minor. All in all, I'm in a quandry. Should I stay put, save up for a bigger down payment, and still enjoy life a little, or is now the time to buy. I just don't know. Still, with houses like this on the market, it's hard to decide.

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