Depending on how you want to run the numbers, I’m going to save somewhere between $16,000 and $52,000 between the years 2013 and 2017 on my housing costs. The best part about it? It really wasn’t that hard.
In the summer of 2013 I found myself between a rock and a hard place. My wife and I had decided to move out of our current home, which we were renting for $2,750 per month. Although that was a reasonable price for that home and that neighborhood, our landlord had informed us that he was going to be raising our rent when our current lease expired. Although the rental market was hot, we felt like we could find a better deal, so we declined the lease extension and began the search for our next home. We had two months before we needed to be out.
Finding our next place turned out to be more difficult than we thought, but as you’ll see, it turned out to be well worth our efforts.