Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Decisions, decisions
So we're still trying to figure out what the best option is for buying a house out in Yorkville. The new construction houses are closer to what we really want in the house, but the taxes are astronomical. We can buy an older home for the same price and end up paying almost $450 less per month in taxes and fees. That works out to over $5000 more per year that we'd pay in a newer home, and it's money that we'd never see again (doesn't go into the equity or anything). But the older homes have the disadvantage of not being exactly what we want and not quite as big. Plus the advantage of being in a newly built neighborhood is that all of our neighbors will be brand new to the community too and may be more open to meeting people and making new friends, which could help with our church planting goals.

So anyhow, it's a tough decision. Do the advantages of a new home outweigh the higher price? Are they worth $5000/year? Please be praying for us that we'll make a wise decision.
posted by Mike Clawson at 10:44 PM | Permalink |


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