Fear #6: I should wait to buy a home until I get married.
Fact: There’s no reason to wait.
When most people say they want to wait until they’re married to buy their first home, what they’re actually struggling with are two distinct issues: First, would it be better to wait until they had two incomes? And second, will my future spouse like the home I choose?
If marriage is not in your future, then neither of these issue matter and buying IS the right decision. Get in the game as soon as possible. By the way, if marriage is in your future and if your future spouse doesn’t like your home, you can rent it or sell it and use the proceeds along with your possible dual income to buy one you both like. If your spouse likes the home, problem solved!