Why We’re Buying Property Before Getting Married

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This past week, two of our very good couple friends got engaged. It’s been a very happy week in our social circle. The funny thing is that, we’ve been together longer than both couples, so naturally, we received some comments. “It’ll be you two next!” some say, or the ones who know us really well said, “You guys are never going to get around to getting married, are you?” We’re on one of those millennial marriage trends of waiting a bit longer to tie the knot. But, hey, our generation has been proving to be more successful in marriage than the previous one, so maybe we’re onto something. I don’t want to give us too much credit and act like it was all a grand plan. We have, of course, discussed our future and want to get married one day. But one big reason we are holding off is that we have another big milestone in mind, first: buying property. Here’s why we’re buying a condo before getting married.

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We want to cohabitate forever

This is our way of saying, “I want to live with you forever.” Right now, we are month-to-month on our apartment. At any given point, one of us could be out the door, with little to no financial implications. No paperwork. No lawyers. We know we want to live together forever, so we want to buy a place that will be our home for a long time. We aren’t putting just a ring on it: we’re putting a condo on it.

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