A few days ago, while we were headed somewhere in the car, I asked Gabe when he thinks we'll finally buy a house.
He answered, "Maybe 15 years."
I replied that I'm not even thirty yet and he thinks I'll be halfway through my forties???? (yes, it was definitely more of a question)
To be honest, I don't really mind renting all that much. I mind moving once a year, but renting in itself is actually sort of freeing. I never thought that I'd get to this point- make peace with it- but I have.
I told him that while I don't mind renting, and really, don't think I'd mind renting until I'm 45 (check back in 5 years, ok?), but what I am ready for is to live in a house again. Don't get me wrong, the apartment we live in currently is actually pretty perfect for us. It's small, but for the two of us, it's fine, and I love our neighborhood, the fact that between here and where I work (which is only 12 minutes away) are the grocery store and hip stitch (pretty much all I need in life), I love the quiet nights that allow me to hear the crickets in our yard, and so on. I just sortof crave a backyard where we can keep a grill without breaking any city ordinances. I want a yard so that when we have little kiddos, we can keep a kiddie pool without being required to put it away directly after each use. I want a garage with a utility sink & room for the power tools I intend to buy & use when I don't work full time anymore. :)
I like renting, for now anyway. It's kindof silly since I come from a family of property owners that rent out houses to tenants, but for now, I like the fact that if my [insert appliance of your choice] breaks down, all I have to do is put in a call so that someone else can fix it.
What about you? Do you rent? Own? What do you prefer?