Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Re: get married or buy house?
As a newbie homebuyer (and forum member, I guess), my advice would be to wait.
Keeping up with the $$$ demands of owning a home is one thing, but the process of buying a home is another. Depending on the quality of the lawyers, real estate agents, and moneylenders you're dealing with, buying a house can be gruelling and exasperating when those 3 parties are not in sync. The loan application itself is like a financial colonoscopy, so if the money thing is sensitive now (as it seems), it will be even worse having everything exposed (credit, debt/income ration, financial "viability").