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    Default Mortgage vs friends and lifestyle

    Without going into the ins and outs and complexity of my situation. Would my fellow bubhubbers either:

    * stay in the city you've made a home in, bought a house, great jobs and awesome friends but massive mortgage and neither DH and I from this town; or
    *.move to my home town after almost 20 years away, buy a house outright, no friends but without the mortgage have money to save, travel (especially more regular trips to DH home country) jobs not as good but could afford to work less hours, support my ageing parents but basically start again....

    what would you do?

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    Tough one! Probably the latter for me. I'd rather own my own home and be able to enjoy life. Life's too short
    Edit..I've moved back to my home town just a few suburbs away from where I grew up...it will always be home to me and now to my kids and it's nice to show them pics of when you where little at the same place your kids play now etc...
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    I'd move. You'll be able to visit your friends and enjoy your life more.

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    personally I'd go for option 2.

    you can always make another change in the future if it doesn't work out

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    Well I'd have to say option A as that's what we're doing

    Couldn't pay me to live in my hometown.

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    Tough one.... I see the positives in both. My DH wants us to do your plan b, I'm still up in the air.

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    I was going to say A as I am a 'never go back' type of person and could not move back to where I grew up. Anyway, then I read the part about caring for your parents - and I think it is important to spend lots of time with your parents as they age. How far away from option A is option B?

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    I would choose option A.

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    Option A -- we did option B, massively regret our decision & with the lower incomes in the smaller city now can't afford to move back again

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    Option A. Although I don't have a mortgage now (I rent) I'm so so so much happier having a healthy social life and really enjoy my lifestyle. There's no way I would move from here.

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