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- Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:25 am
- Location: TX
OK, so let's see what you get for one-third of your combined salary. The average household income in TX is $51k, and I'm guessing y'all make a lot more than that. But one-third is still one-third.
Extra bedroom, great.
Have you ever maintained your own pool before, let alone a saltwater pool? It's not a walk in the park.
Outdoor kitchen can be good. Do you think you'd use it once a week? Once a month? Once a season?
Do you seriously think you'll sit outside around a fire pit watching your outside tv and stereo on a regular basis? I don't know what part of TX you're in, but in the four parts I've lived in, there's a few weeks of perfect spring and a few weeks of perfect fall, and the rest of the time, you've got the A/C or the heat running. :oP
Much closer to your work, fabulous.
Tall fence, that's nice, presuming you've got no-fence or chain-link right now. We redid our fence last year. It was a four-day project with the help of an auger, but our place is on a giant lot, so a small backyard could easily be a weekend.
Close to a park. We live in Texas. Are there really any places to live that are more than five minutes from a park? :oP
What you value in a house is different from what I value, obviously, but it seems that on a credit card forum, of all places, people who are looking to acquire debt are probably going to make sure that debt is worth acquiring. :o) And that's totally your personal judgment. :o) But you're talking about one of my favorite subjects, and I'm antsy to get my own next acquisition moving forward so I can go have fun with it instead of sitting on the computer. So I don't mind being practical about what I have no doubt is a fabulous house. *thumb twiddles* :o)
As far as the marriage thing vs cohabitation goes, that's your business, too. But it's foolish for anyone to suggest there aren't any legal or social or health or economic benefits involved in one over the other. Especially with a 5-yo and a 9-yo in the equation.