Can't agree on a house… Getting really frustrated!! Help/advice?!?!

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

@Charliejeorge:  What does he hate about the city so much?  It sounds like his needs could be met with your house – a bit of work in the yard could free up parking space.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Charliejeorge:  I know how you feel with the commuting thing. We moved to a town outside of the city and I now have a 45mins drive to work and DH just as far.  Its not that bad now but will see when winter comes with full force!!! DH wanted to move out a bit further but I drew the line at where we are now. I think your house sounds the best cause remons are no fun..we went through that also but not anything as extensive as wood paneling which i agree is ugly lol But if you have room for parking both your cars and are in the city then thats a plus!!!! It would be hard if you both have totally different views about where you want your house to be but eventaully you would have to make a compromise. I’m sooooo lucky me and DH both agreed on the house we got because we are also both SUPER stubborn so I dont know how we would have worked through it..good luck!!!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

On 40 acres?!!!! That would be the winner for me! No contest!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Well I’m 100% on your side. I refuse to ever live anywhere old and outdated, and your house just sounds better anyway, other than the size. You guys might have to keep looking though in order to get a compromise you’re both happy with. 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Charliejeorge:  Have you checked the city bylaws to see if you are allowed to have all those vehicles on a city lot? I know you are not here.  Many neighbours don’t want to live next to what looks like a car lot.

I suggest you keep looking till you find a house that works for both of you.

 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Charliejeorge:  I think you need to figure out the city thing first.  Looking at more houses probably won’t help with that.  I’m all with you on that though, especially if you’re having kids.

Kids get really sick in the middle of the night when there’s a snowstorm.  I wouldn’t want to have to be on the highway when it’s like that.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Charliejeorge:  Your winter is definetly worse then ours here in Toronto! I also have the option of taking the GO train or other transporatation to get home which I’m not sure you have the option of using. If there was no winter then I probably wouldnt care how far fomr work I was living (within reason)

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Yah, the city is best. I would never live outside of civilization like that. I mean, how annoying if you forgot something at the grocery store right?

What if you guys expand the travel radius to 20 minutes. That’s still not bad, and maybe would open up more possibilities in your price range. 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Charliejeorge:  Oh so these are 20 minutes outside of the city? I meant from house to work, assuming that’s all within the city somewhere – I thought other areas in the city might be cheaper. I get it now. No, that wouldn’t be good. But if you can get him to look at other areas, maybe on the edge of the city?

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Charliejeorge:  Is there a bedroom community that would work as a compromise?  Some of them have some big lots.

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