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So as I said yesterday, I’ve decided that I think this year isn’t my year to buy a home. I know this seems sudden, but it’s something that I’ve been thinking about.
My reasons are varied, but the primary reason is my job. I currently have a job – it’s not a career by any means. So I’m looking for something new. And that might mean a pay cut. It might also mean taking a job that is a significant distance from where I am now. While I don’t necessarily want to choose my home based on where my job is, it seems silly to buy a place that ends up being on the opposite side of the city than where I am working when there are equally good places to live there.
There’s nothing wrong with waiting. This way I can save more money. Plus, renting has a lot of perks. When something breaks, I call maintenance. And getting it fixed is free! My apartment is in a great location, much better than any place I could afford to buy. And I can leave at any time (well, I would have to break my lease, but the penalty for that isn’t all that bad).
So now I just need to find a new roommate. I have a line on someone who is looking and who I think would be a great roommate. She’s my sister’s friend, loves cats, and most importantly, is someone I know and trust. I’m just crossing my fingers that it works out.