(Closed) Buying a house

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If the investment is right, i’d do it now. Mortgage rates could have gone up by the time you get back from your honeymoon!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’d contact a realtor, if nothing to get it out of your head.  But, just know that foreclosures and short sales can take a LONG TIME to go through with the banks.  You’re not dealing with a seller, you’re dealing with a bank, which, as my agent warned me, can take much longer.  But I mean if you love it, there’s no harm in looking.  And if it’s right for you, then it’s right.  What does FI think?  Good luck…I know how it feels to fall in love with a place 🙂  And a bonus for you is that you’ve already gone through the buying process, so at least this isn’t a first time homebuying experience. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree, if your Fiance is ok with it there’s no harm in looking!Especially since you said you guys can afford both mortgages.

I think a lot of house hunting stress comes from the hunting…so if you’ve already found one you love!

I’m so addicted to House Hunters…can’t wait till we actually go House Hunting for our dream home! We currently own but there was no “hunting” involved!

Post # 8
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Honey bee

I agree, theres no harm in looking now. It can take a little while to find a trusted realtor and be pre qualified for a loan (which some forclosures require). Also, keep in mind that bank owned and forclosures can take MONTHS to close. I have a lot of friends that waited 6+ months to close on their bank ownded homes. It was worth the wait in the end though. good luck!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

It sounds like a dream!

I would go for it!  You don’t have to worry about being out of your townhouse so there’s not packing stress before the wedding.

Besides, a wedding lasts a day, a house can last a lifetime.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That sounds amazing, I’d look into it now! Bank owned homes can take a really long time to close and the rate right now is good too! I’d talk to your FI about it and look 🙂 Good luck!!!! How exciting!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I say go for it!  Finding a house that suits all your needs and is perfect for you isn’t an easy task.  Don’t let it go.. Good luck! 🙂

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Take a look! It’s definitely the right time to buy and checking it out can’t hurt! SO and I are starting to look seriously at houses too and it’s just so exciting! We still have until June for our apartment lease to run out, but we’ve agreed that if we find the right place for us before then, we’ll make it work. If it’s perfect and you can pull it off financially, you should go for it! Good luck!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ooh, I wouldn’t be able to sleep! I would call the realtor ASAP, schedule a viewing and hope I hate it! Hehe! I’m the type that hates “what-ifs” and so I’d do all I can to find out if it is the house of my dreams because if I were to ignore it now I would always wonder! 

But, I had fallen in love with a house (or two or three) just by pictures, the yard, the layout, the pictures online and some of them weren’t all that once I took a closer look!

I say take a look, you might not even like it afterwards! If you fall in love, that’s another thing … but see it first, baby steps Smile

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