if it wasn't for complicated family conections i would be back in the north west with a nice house and a small mortgage.
But i wont be leaving my eldest son and his mother wont agree that he comes with me . If she could be persuaded to move north she would have to bring the father of her other child who would have to leave his daughter from a previous relationship...
There isnt exactly cheaper options near here and its important to me that my eldest son lives near both his parents..... and we have to think about schools.
Earning more is a real possibility, the broker chose to use my figures for 11-12 which are not entirely representative as i had 2 months with out working so as to be home with the new baby and help with the little one. (and my rates are about to increase )
I really havent put life on hold by living in rented accomadation as some on here love to advise . i have got on with it .. owning a house has never been a priority .. Like i said i was looking at possibilities because we really do need more space ( thats not to say the argument of painting the walls a color you like etc is not appealing)