we looked at a lot of houses. im not sure we can or should afford any of them.
where to live? I love Westport...(where we currently live, and where we will be closing on our house to sell it on August 8.) That leaves like 5 or 6 weekends between now and then. We will be gone for 3 of them plus other days. Plus Sabbaths. That doesen't provide much opportunity to find a new place to live. Westport is great...we adore it here. Only problem is that it is an hour from our church, my husbands job, our family in NYC, etc. That is an hour in good traffic. It took us 2.5 hours to get home from church the other day. It was terrible. My husband gets up at 4am and gets home at 7:35 on a good day. On a bad day its 8:30,9:30 or so. Its just too far.
We looked in Pelham, NY today. Its pretty good there, but not as good as Westport. The TAXES alone on the house we kinda liked were almost $25,000. This is a house that needs about $300,000 in repairs. It makes me feel poor!
And if we buy another house, then we can't buy an investment property right away. So we were trying to find a house to rent. Rentals are ugly and expensive if thy aren't ugly.
What to do?