The Itch To Own Again
It’s weird a feeling. The itch to own a structure, to have a mortgage. To say to people, this is is my house!
There are a lot of opinions on the rent versus buy. Financial practicality aside, owning your home is very emotionally charged.
While we are not ready to buy another home in this new city, a part of me is getting the itch to own again. Sigh…such an irrational itch!
Darn HGTV and your house hunters collection!
Owning the last home (oh wait we still own it) was both satisfying and exhausting. It’s really changed our perspective in terms of what we would want in our next home.
We are enjoying being renters for now. Our apartment is very cute.
Need to remind myself about the downsides of owning a home – the maintenance, the down payment and costs, the permanence. It would limit our ability to move due to a job. Although switching to another company is not an option right now. I need to stay with the company for 3 years to vest my 401K match!
ahh..irrational feelings. Maybe it’s because I’m an immigrant. My immigrant parents are also very attached to their real estate. My mom’s dream is to own a nice little home.