The second is better, but I would use "towards buying a house" at the end.
Can you say:
Wait, I thought we were using the funds from our apartment to buy a house.
Wait, I thought we were using the funds we get from selling our apartment to put towards a house.
Are both okay? Is there a better way of saying it?
"To put towards" is not right, is it?
not a teacher
Why say "to put towards buying a house" when you can say "for buying/to buy a house"?
I agree with MikeNewYork it is users choice.
It also shows that by selling the apartment you are getting some of the funds needed to buy a house, and still need to raise more funds, or take a mortgage to complete the purchase. Someone that sold an apartment in an area of high property values moving to a house in a lower poperty value area might be able to fund the purchase entirely from the sale.
Last edited by Mrfatso; 13-Mar-2015 at 15:32. Reason: Slight spelling error
"To put some money towards something" means that the money will only part-fund the purchase.
We will use the money from the sale of our house to buy an apartment. (The funds will completely cover the cost of the apartment.)
We will put the money from the sale of our apartment towards buying a house. (We will use all the money from the apartment sale but we will need some extra funds as well.)
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.