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Would it be insane to buy a 1 bd home if there’s a possibility of having a kid in the next ~3 years? Assuming we’d have to look for a 2 bd if we do have a kid and try to rent/sell the 1 bd

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Two bedrooms are better investments, typically minimally more that one

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Buy the 2bd. You will run out of room quickly.

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Buy the 2bed. Skip the one. One beds are typically more difficult to sell

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No it will be fine, you can’t predict what will happpen

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Yeah get the 2bd Source: new father

I should add, buying a 2 bd not an alternative right now. Just stumbled upon a 1 bd that we really like that’s within out price range. The alternative is to keep renting until we can afford a 2 bd that we like (hopefully in ~3 years)

In that case, it depends on your outlook on future of housing market. If you expect inflation to continue to rise and house prices to further inflate, buy a 1bd now so that you can essentially trade in your 1bd for a 2bd when you are ready. If you expect prices to fall, keep renting until you are ready to buy a cheaper 2bd. I know one should not try to time the market, but you gotta take a position here it seems.

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Skip the 1 and keep renting, or, if you really want to buy, re-evaluate your living assumptions. I went from renting 1 beds to a 3 br house much further away from downtown and never looked back.

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