Monthly Archives: April 2016

First Apartment As a Married Couple

We were looking for a decent place to live as our first apartment as a married couple. We were not established enough to get the credit to build the house of our dreams. That is our goal, and part of that goal meant choosing wisely and saving money. We needed a place that was big enough for us to have family over to visit. Her parents and mine would be wanting to stop by and stay over, especially during a holiday visit. We liked what we saw at Park at Boulder Creek. We got a nice place with a private balcony. There is a nice curvy swimming pool and a fitness center on the grounds. Our apartment is big enough for us and to raise a couple of kids in. We wanted to have kids soon, but may be not immediately.

We were choosing to live well within our means yet be comfortable. The reason we wanted to not reach the end of our budget when it came to housing is because of saving for the biggest down payment we could get for building our new home. After a few months at Park at Boulder Creek, we settled into apartment living quite nicely. It was easy because it is a nice place. I have never lived in an apartment before. I went from living at home to being married and living in an apartment overnight. Even attending college was just a short commute from my parent's home. I did not stay at a dorm. It was a little bit of a shock for both of us to move into an apartment. We both lived on the same street with our parents and went to the same college. Being together made it easy to make the transition into apartment living. I may have thought differently about it if I was moving into one alone.

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