H is unemployed, but still receives income plus his unemployment (legally). I work at a very unstable job. We have an excellent opportunity to move, but would have to increase our housing expenses. With 2 children, would you commit an additional $200 for rent if the budget looks good on paper? We would be able to sell the current house and rent for well below market value, plus be given the house free and clear at some point down the road. We just have to decide NOW or the offer is gone. I figure even if it's tight now (with a potential budget of both of us on unemployment), our income is only going to go up since I have finished college and H will eventuall be working again. Right?
ETA: The new payment will be 15% of our current net pay and 20% if I am unemployed. It's seems very doable, but it feels weird moving up while making less.
ETA2: Also, gas for the car will be less since it is closer to my work and tv/internet/utilities will be slightly less because of the location.