FI and I are freaking crazy – but why not buy a house a month before the wedding

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

MsYankee:  I don’t think it’s that crazy, especially since you can schedule your closing date after your wedding.  Just stay organized and don’t procrastinate 😉

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

housebee:  I completely agree!

FTR, though… I could not live without a dishwasher  

Congratulations on finding your new home and Best Wishes for your wedding!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It’s not crazy, we bought a house in Jan and are getting married this June. The original plan was to start looking around in the winter and not really get serious about purchasing until this summer. But the right house at the right price came along, so we went for it. 

A dishwasher isn’t that expensive to put in, so that’s a pretty easy fix. And a tub is overrated. We’re ripping one of ours out so we can put in a walk in shower!

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Friends of ours closed on their house and immediately started gutting it… 2 weeks before their wedding. Insane? Quite possibly. But it worked for them. 🙂 Good luck with whatever you decide!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

MsYankee:  We closed and moved in last month and our wedding is in June. It is stressful but so, so worth it. 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Excalibur

To me, it would be way too stressful. with already taking time off for the wedding can you take extra time for house related things? You will need to take time off for inspections and closing.  perhaps even moving. packing and unpacking is time consuming.  It obviously can be done but do you want to be doing all these things while you are abut to get married?

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We are thinking of getting preapproved here soon to start looking as well because our apartments lease is going to be up 5 months before our wedding and their rates are already too high. We figured with moving costs, deposits, and pet deposits we could have our closing costs for a house rather than another rental. We feel crazy too but just think how excited you will be to come home from your wedding to your own home. I say don’t procrastinate because too many people I know have lost the home of their dreams just waiting an hour!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

  MsYankee:  Congrats to you! What an exciting year. We are sort of in the same boat – we just closed on a condo and our wedding is in September. 🙂 It’s been pretty hectic, not gonna lie… especially since 1) the place we bought needs some work, and b) we have to sell the place we currently live in. But it’s worth it – we’re so excited to have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, outdoor space and parking in our ideal neighborhood! (these things are a big big deal if you live in DC)

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  nightborn.
Post # 11
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Blushing bee

Not crazy at all, only one thought: will you be having children, and is this the house you would stay in to raise them? if so, you might want to reconsider not having a bathtub !!!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MsYankee:  wow sounds perfect! Hope you get it

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

It doesn’t sound crazy to me. I bought my first house at 22-23. I looked, found something, bought, and closed all in 30 days AND starting a new job. Like PPs said just stay organized. It can be easier than you think. Congrats If you do take it!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Congrats!!! I am so excited for you A new life and a new home all at the same time!!!

Cannot ask for any better combo!!! 

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