My wife pushed me into buying a home because she provided two-thirds of the down payment. Now I’m stuck in a house I hate

By Quentin Fottrell, MarketWatch

‘We are now expecting our first child, which just adds to our financial responsibilities. I know I sound like an ass. Please help me see the light’

Dear Moneyist,

My wife and I purchased a home a year ago. I believe we overpaid by 20%, but the appraisal matched what we paid. I do not like the house. It is attached. There is noise pollution, and I don’t think the neighborhood is the safest. We spent most of our savings on the down payment, and the rest we invested in her business and a little in stocks.

The process of getting the house was rushed because, at the time, my wife and I were living with my parents in their house to save money. After a year of living there, my wife was adamant in moving out as soon as possible. We were looking for a

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My wife pushed me into buying a home because she provided two-thirds of the down payment. Now I’m stuck in a house I hate

Dear Moneyist,

My wife and I purchased a home a year ago. I believe we overpaid by 20%, but the appraisal matched what we paid. I do not like the house. It is attached. There is noise pollution, and I don’t think the neighborhood is the safest. We spent most of our savings on the down payment, and the rest we invested in her business and a little in stocks.

The process of getting the house was rushed because, at the time, my wife and I were living with my parents in their house to save money. After a year of living there, my wife was adamant in moving out as soon as possible. We were looking for a house for less than a month when she decided on the house we are living in now.

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My wife pushed me into buying a home because she provided 2/3 of the down payment. Now I’m stuck in a house I hate

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;
I know the voices dying with a dying fall
Beneath the music from a farther room.
So how should I presume?

“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot

My wife and I purchased a home a year ago. I believe we overpaid by 20%, but the appraisal matched what we paid. I do not like the house. It is attached. There is noise pollution, and I don’t think the neighborhood is the safest. We spent most of our savings on the down payment, and the rest we invested in her business and a little in stocks.

The process of getting the house was rushed because, at the time, my wife and I were living with my parents in their house to save money. After a year of living there my wife was adamant in moving out as soon

Read More