And I was just gonna tell you that, this over here is our kitchen and this is our living room, and over there that’s the room where our kids could play. -Meredith, Grey’s Anatomy
Friday at work, while Match and I were IMing back and forth, we started talking about buying a house. It’s hard to ignore the digital signage out there boasting that houses are cheaper than ever due to the economy and recent foreclosures. So Match and I really want to be smart and invest. The thing is-the market is really great right now, and monthly mortgage payments are less than what we’re paying in rent! So we started talking, and before I knew it, he was asking his mom about it. She offered to give us a gift for the down payment, because she thinks real estate is a great investment.
I couldn’t believe she’s offer to do something like that. I don’t know if that’s what we want to do, because the idea of doing it on our own is much more appealing. Still, the fact that she has that much faith in our relationship was a huge sign of trust to me.
We had dinner with Match’s Aunt, Uncle, Sister, Mom and Dad on Saturday, and over dessert, conversation led back to buying a house. I asked them point blank what they thought of an unwed couple buying a house together. Everyone agreed that it wasn’t an issue with us, and they all were really enthusiastic about it. They said we were both smart, and really responsible for our age, and other glowing compliments that had me blushing.
I talked to my mom about the conversation we’d had with Match’s family, and she echoed their encouragement. She said that the wedding will come, and she has no doubt about that, so why not jump at the chance to invest in property?
So we will see what happens, but I love the idea of buying a home withMatch. I love that he is willing to make such a huge commitment with me. And I love that everyone we love is on board with us!