So my husband and I have been thinking about buying a house in the near future. After talking finances the other day we decided that we are on a 2 to 3 year plan. This is a lot of money to save and we know we might have to live tight for a few years, but we are okay with that. We are just excited to be getting into the next point in our lives.
Here's the catch. I am from Southern California and my husband is from the Bahamas. We know we didn't want to go back to the Bahamas because there isn't as much opportunity there for our kids. And yet recently, we are started to think about whether or not we want to move back to California when my husband is done playing basketball.
We have a friend from church who has decided to move to Texas with his family. My husband was talking to him last Sunday and for some reason, this lit a fire under his butt. He would be ready to move tomorrow if we could. Here are some of the reason's we are thinking of Texas:
~ Generally as a state, it is more conservative. We are conservative, so that works!
~ We have heard that the public schooling system is actually pretty good.
~ There is no state income tax.
~ California is going in the pooper...
~ Cost of living is less
~ We can actually afford a house in Texas
Now to be fair, let's give Cali some pros:
~ Weather. It's simply the best
~ You have everything you need in LA
~ Family. Mainly my parents.
Now naturally, I have been looking for houses online. Which might be a little silly since we aren't really in the position to buy. But I saw this little beauty and I mean really? I WANT IT!
I guess we will have to see! But after looking at a place like this, it sure makes me want to jump right in there! So all you Texans out there, should we do it?