From mailing our Wedding Thank You cards, to organizing wedding mementos, these little and seemingly simple tasks take time! Only recently did I have the time to making the neccesary changes to finally adopt my married name!
As we approach our six-month anniversary, the obvious question undoubtedly follows: "When will you buy a home?"
Now, it could be me, my avoidance to wanting to 'grow up,' or a lack of wanting to live in debt-tied-to-a-home-that-we-will-NEVER-(officially)-own. The reality is this: the mere hint of what our next step 'should be' gives me a migraine.
(Well, maybe not "A" migraine, but a pretty serious case of wanting to remain under the covers).
Although I can debate with the best of them, the fact that I don't own a home and have no interest in doing so creates a vast valley between me and the pro-mortgage cheer section.
Fortunately, this uncommon argument, at least in the Latino circles, is being heard with less resistance as the economy slowly progresses; and more friends and family members loose their entire savings in a home.
What I have learned is that most people hate to be wrong (did you read my previous post?). So instead of arguing until I prove my point, I have learned to ask more questions that presents some-sort of quasi admiration:
"As a smart investor, why would you take ALL of your savings and invest into a product that has shown to loose its value quicker than any (potential and historical) future increase?"
As you can imagine, I have yet to hear any valid points that would encourage us to move-out of our Beverly Hills-adjacent apartment - but I welcome your insight...
(Did I mention we live minutes from the beach?)