We just had our final offer accepted to a great house YESTERDAY. I looked online forever but only formally looked for a month. We saw pretty much every house on the market in the areas we wanted, and this one was by far the best. I can't help but be emotionally connected to the home. It's insanely cute, has a great yard and front porch, and we love the layout. Inspection is tomorrow and I'm super nervous!!
The Emotional Business of Buying a Home
|8/11/11 1:30 PM|
One of the best things my fiance and I did was create a shared checking account immediately after moving in together. I am very quick to pay bills and I'm more organized than he is. I notice that we're about to run out of something, he notices a week after it runs out. So I buy stuff we need and write rent/utility checks out of our joint checking and debit account. We agree to put the same amount in per month. We also had clear rules of what is OK to put on the shared debit account. For us, anything that's for "us" is OK. Cleaning supplies, groceries, etc. If it's just for me, I use my own cash. We have had maybe one minor disagreement in 14 months of living together, and it was easily solved because we just revised the rules. Highly, highly recommended.
Taking the Next Step: Tips for Moving in Together
|8/11/11 12:03 AM|
Oh my gosh. Total scam. You will never find a reputable 2 bedroom apartment downtown for that money. And you should never have to wire money. Good instincts to ask.
Is This "Too Good to Be True" Apartment a Scam?
|8/1/11 6:03 PM|