Re: Unmarried couple buying house
11-12-2011 07:44 PM
Just coming at it from another angle, I would never buy a house with a BF/ GF. If we were looking at something as long-term as a mortgage, we would need to be looking at long-term committed relationship, and to me, that means marriage.
I don't have a problem with people living together (I've done it myself), but to me the difference between that and marriage is that with the living together bit, there isn't a long-term commitment, and with marriage, there is. I'm not naive enough to think that marriage is some sort of guarantee, because it sure wasn't for me, but it's a public statement of intent to stay together forever. And a 30-year mortgage is pretty dang close to forever, believe me.
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