My girlfriend and I met in college and immediately bought a home together once we graduated.
It just seemed like a smart move. Once we started living together, things got bad. We realized that we weren’t really good roommates. We didn’t agree on how to keep the house clean, the necessity of repairs, division of bills, and even temperature control preferences. I am glad we figured it out before we got married. It stinks that we bought a house together. The sale process was awful. First we tried listing the home and working with a real estate agent. Coordinating with an ex during a home sale is extremely awful. We realized that the two of us just wanted to get away from one another fast. We didn’t care how much the house went for. We needed to sell our Indianapolis, IN home fast. After some research I deduced that Indianapolis, IN cash offers were the best we were going to get. Selling Indiana real estate fast for cash wasn’t too sketchy. The guy looked at the house and I feel gave us a fair price. It was a simple matter of agreeing on a cost and signing papers. We didn’t need to do repairs or anything. Simply sign, pack your bags and leave. When going through a difficult breakup, this was a huge win. I was really glad that I could get out of Indianapolis, Indiana when I could. I will never buy a home with a girlfriend again though. It was so messy and awful to do that with someone you no longer love.