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|Wed, 10-12-2011 - 2:54pm|
We are getting ready to move from Mississippi to Upstate NY. I can't wait for the snow and skiing.Housing on post has a 4-6 month wait list. We could rent, but we have two GIANT dogs (Zankou is 38 inches at the shoulders.) or we could purchase. We know the area as we have lived there before, and if we buy I would go back to work, don't have to, but to make sure we are secure 100% I would. I'm scared with the fact that DH will deploy (don't know when,) from this unit as it is the most deployed Division in the army. I really don't want a big yard to care for, with two little people. Even if DH is home we will be paying someone to plow our drive.
What would you do? We have lived there before, as this is where DH and I met. We can afford up to 200,000 and get a VA loan. We wouldn't purchase a house that was older than 5 years old. FIL is an appraisor and he builds housing devolpments for a living, he said the five year rule. We should be there for 5 years, and retire from there, where we end up is still up in the air. Thoughts?