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Posted: Monday, Sep. 30, 2013

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Originally from England, Sarah Ryberg has lived in Charlotte for the last 12 years and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte. After two whirlwind weddings - one in Charlotte and another in her homeland - Sarah is settling into married life and learning what it takes to be a Mrs. You can reach Sarah at sarahmryberg@yahoo.com

Although we won't be able to move again until April, Robert and I are already researching where we want our next place to be. More importantly, we're trying to decide whether or not it's the right time for us to buy a house.

We'd definitely love to buy and design our own home, but things still feel uncertain right now. For one thing, my job is seasonal. I've been assured that we will have full time work by April and my position will move to full time then, but what if it doesn't? Can we make it until August when the season restarts? Our rocky years have reminded me how important it is to prepare for the worst case scenario.

With that in mind, it seems more sensible that we should rent a house. However, we're a little picky, and we can't find something in our price range in the areas we've picked. In some cases, we can buy a house and pay less than it costs to rent.

Whether we buy or rent, we do know that a house is the next step. We want Alice to have a yard to run around in and we're ready to develop roots somewhere. With so much time until April, we're able to explore every option. Maybe it will take finding the right place to help us make that final decision. It's an exciting part of our journey, but it's definitely not an easy search.

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