Now that my husband and I have been living in our house for a little over a month, we’re 95% unpacked and I’m 100% happy here. Every day I wake up excited to be in a house we picked together, our first house as a married couple. Also, having a pool in 110 degree weather has been awesome – swimming almost every day! I’m so thrilled I should be extolling the virtues of home ownership to every Millennial I know, right?
Not quite. In fact, if I weren’t married, I’d probably still be happily renting. Am I crazy?! Aren’t homes an investment? Isn’t it nice to own something and put down roots? It depends. Unfortunately, you can’t just go on someone else’s recommendation about whether or not you should buy a home, and neither can you go on a “feeling” of wanting to buy a house. To truly determine if you’re ready for home-ownership, check out these following questions.