We(my girlfriend of six+ years) put an offer in on a house. The offer was accepted. We walked thru the house today with the house inspector to look for any potential defects. He didnt find any. So now its just down to the financials of “closing” which generally take about a month.
I was just getting tired of throwing rent money down the toilet every month instead of putting equity in a home. And since the boy turned 18 last week, I’m off the child support for the first time in 16 years. I feel financially confident for the first time in decades.
But guys....I’ll finally be able to have my MANCAVE. All my books will be in one location. I can COMBINE my collections!!
The next adult thing to do is going to put a ring on it. If I can commit to a 30 year mortgage with the love of my life, it seems silly not to Wife her.
I think maybe do the traditional thing and ask her parents permission. Slightly awkward, since they’re my age( she’s 20 younger than me) but we’ve been together long enough, I’m part of the family. Her mother will be thrilled.