I divorced my first husband in 2006 and eagerly married my second two years later, falling in love again quickly and barely giving a second thought to whether another painful divorce might await me.
But real estate? That love affair burned me like no man ever could.
Don’t get me wrong—I’ve worked hard to make a full financial recovery from a 2011 short sale that was a result of the subprime mortgage crisis. I restored my credit score, saved a down payment and began contacting potential lenders.
But almost five years later, I’m still renting. Yes, I needed the time to get my financial affairs in order. But there’s another reason: Emotionally, it’s taken me this long to come to terms with the idea of owning another…