how much rent should my better half pay in my house?
January 29, 2012 7:01 PM Subscribe
Girlfriend potentially moving in to my house in about half a year. I own my own house (though am paying a mortgage). What should she cover when she moves in?
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Currently live in a high cost metro area. I live solo and own a house with three bedrooms - girlfriend currently lives in a group house with a lot of people, so her rent is really cheap. She'll get a lot more space and only be living with me.
I make about 90k and she makes about 50k. I have student loan debt and the mortgage (she doesn't have any outstanding debt). My overall mortgage is roughly $1900 a month.
I am thinking that it would be fair to have her pay rent that reflects her percentage of our combined income. (so, i would pay 2/3rds and she would pay 1/3). And split the utilities. Does this sound fair? (most of my monthly payment goes to interest since i just started a 30 year fixed mortgage, so it's not like it's all equity, either)