?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Lights flicker from the opposite loft

I'm thinking of buying a house.  Yes, this is in part because of my enormous frustration with the cable situation.  But also because I'm paying a lot of money for what is ultimately a fairly small and inconveniently-arranged space. 

My parents have tentatively agreed to help out with the down payment.  I have enough income, but I have only about half the cash I'd need for a sizable down payment.  I've offered to pay it back, pay interest, etc. 

I still have lots to learn.  I can't even remember the name of the insurance you have to pay for if you don't have a 20% down payment.  I'm not even sure I have that factoid right, that 20% is the magic percentage.  

Tags:

Comments

np_complete
Feb. 23rd, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
Hey! It's great to see you! And thanks for the suggestions! I appreciate getting the benefit of people's experience!

While I don't want to stay here for another full year (I'm that pissed off) it sounds like I will need to accumulate more cash than I currently have to do this comfortably. So that means a longer ramp up. Though I don't want to move again (I just moved in 2007!) perhaps getting a different, cheaper apartment would be a good interim choice.