Big changes on the home front

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@lalalyanne:  Just make sure you aren’t overpaying, especially considering that your parents cosigning and not his relatives.  Get an inspection, even if you fully trust FI’s grandma, you never know what might be wrong and they also give general maintanence tips.  Consider changing the locks even though it’s family, you never know who Grandma has forgotten has keys!

Post # 4
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4890 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Home inspection. Even thought it’s family, the best maintained homes always have at least *something* wrong…even if it’s super minor. 

Move in and just be content for a little while. It’s really easy to think about all the things you want to change but the longer you live in a place the more familiar you get with what you REALLY need/want. Obviously make any necessary fixes (paint, carpet, etc) that you need for it to be liveable, but hold off on major stuff a while. We had grand plans when we bought our house to do several different reno projects. Five years later we’re just now starting them and I’m so glad – becuase our ideas and wants/needs have changed so much now that we’ve lived here a while. Our house was perfectly fine before, but you definitely see what does and doesn’t work when you’ve lived somewhere a while.

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