|Today 01:25 PM|
|egman2005||Sucks to be you lol. When I redo roof I'll be putting in solar attic fan to draw out hot air when it runs.|
|Today 12:59 PM|
That being said our house should be up for sale hopefully in a month or two
Today sucks. Just light enough rain to work but heavy enough to really want to go home :/
|Today 12:06 PM|
Looks great, dude!
I got my tires rotated and oil changed over lunch, first one outside the dealer. (free til 24k). Feels good to get that done.
|Today 11:58 AM|
And now for something completely different
|Today 11:52 AM|
Except you never fully own the property, as it can be taken for back taxes... Also you 100% did lose the argument, your "black hole" falls flat. Buying a home can be just as much or more of a black hole than renting. Again, it's not black and white.
Yes working on the home, being able to call it "your own" and to improve it is nice, (why do you think I want to buy one at some point.) These are feeling things, that doesn't mean it always makes financial sense. Also pro tip, you are paying someone else for their house right now, it's not yours until it's paid off.
|Today 11:46 AM|
|Chas||Never lost any argument, it's not worth diffusing because you're already too worked up over it. The experience is not even about feelings, it's about having the freedom to change the home and to make it your own. It's knowing you own your own land, its about not paying someone else for their house. And a whole lot more.|
|Today 11:35 AM|
What do you mean "different category." You mean buying a smaller house? This is a 3 bedroom 1.5 bath ranch, that has the original kitchen and baths from the 60s. It's far from something fancy.
That home isn't at the top of our budget from a cash flow stand point, I just don't plan on being house poor. I could get approved for a $300k+ mortgage easily by myself, without using Tiff's income. It just requires that much bigger of a down payment. Saving $10 or $15,000 takes time.
|Today 11:32 AM|
|Chas||Never said owning is always better, but it's better for you.|
|Today 11:29 AM|
|Chas||You are only looking at a tiny fraction of the experience, and you can't seem to get past buying a home in a different category. I'd never buy a home at the top of my budget.|
|Today 11:24 AM|
|kylesvt720||All of that aside, I'll repeat this again, I'm not against owning, I plan on buying a home in the next couple years. I just know that making blanket statements like, "owning is always better" are ignorant.|
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