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Cohabitating couples now more likely to buy a home together before marriage, Time magazine says

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  • OHBU Columbus, OH
    April 19, 2013 11:57 a.m.

    With how easy it can be to divorce and how difficult it can be to sell a home, I'd say buying a home together might actually be a stronger statement of commitment in our society. Indeed, the only time divorce gets tricky is when there's a house and/or kids--issues certainly not limited to married couples.

    Clarissa,
    On the street where I live we had a couple married 3 years ago who bought the house, now they are separated and everything you have described is probably on the horizon. Meanwhile, the cohabitating couple next door have owned their house for 20 years now. Again, marriage has little to do with how good an idea it will ultimately prove to be.

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    April 18, 2013 6:49 p.m.

    No, another downward spiral of the morals of America and the unrelentless pursuit of the persecution of the religion and of marriage. NOT!!!

    Clarissa: Because that never happens with married couples, right?

    Cohabitated with my wife for 2 years, married for 18. As usual, for every "bad" experience, I'll bet I can recite a successful one.

  • Clarissa Layton, UT
    April 17, 2013 9:05 p.m.

    Well, I have a relative who bought a house together. When they broke up, he kept the house and then defaulted on the loan. Her credit was destroyed. Dumb idea in my opinion.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    April 17, 2013 11:15 a.m.

    Good for them. Home sales by any means are good, as long as people are not financing way beyond their means.