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  • Congratulations. And if you think you spent a lot of money now, wait till you see what happens to your monthly bills. Not to mention your weekends.

    • You've got that right! If it's not the bills, it's the missis wanting to buy things for the house.
      • Their nesting instincts really bloom, don’t they.

        • Oh, yeah!

          "Honey, what we really need is some patio furniture and a grill for the back yard. We should replace our old bed with a new one. We're going to need new curtains for sure." blah blah blah blah blah :)

    • Heh! Yeah, I'm quite unexcited about seeing my new utility bills. I know we're in for a change in lifestyle! As for losing time... I don't mind. I've been living in an apartment for years, and we weren't really allowed to do anything to improve the place. I don't mind the idea of doing some real work to make our home better. After all, if and when we decide to sell it, all that money and labor will pay off. To think that I threw away almost $43,000 on rent since college... it's sort of disgusting.
      • To think that I threw away almost $43,000 on rent...
        Don't fall into that trap. That money went for a place to live when that was what you could afford. That's hardly throwing it away.

        ... all that money and labor will pay off.
        That's the theory anyway. It's called a money pit for good reason. :-)
        • > Don't fall into that trap.

          Indeed, in the current economic climate here, if I were to buy a house now I'd probably LOSE 50 or 100 grand in the next 6 months.

          Renting in Sydney at the moment is definitely a good choice.
      • just wait until you get to spend big bucks on unsexy (== little value add) and unpredictable things like: replacing the water heater! getting someone to clean possibly toxic mold from your basement! replacing a retaining wall! fixing a toilet (and undoing the damage you did)! ...