(Closed) RANT: Houses suck (sometimes)

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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4059 posts
Honey bee

@DomesticDiva:  So sorry, that sucks. Hopefully you are able to still go on the honeymoon you are hoping for.

When people say that renting is a waste of money, these are the situations in which it’s a benefit to rent. Especially if one does not have the funds saved up to cover the cost. My DH and I are looking at homes, but I told him I don’t want to buy until we have at least $10,000 saved in addition to the down payment because of potential repairs. He was a little bummed, but if something breaks, we can’t call the landlord anymore!

Of course homeownership in the long run can be a great benefit, but it can definitely be a costly one as well (depending on the home purchased).

(Sorry, totally not trying to be a debbie downer either on my post).

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Yep, those moments totally suck. Every time we have something like that happen, I just think of what fun I could be having with that repair money. I know that I shouldn’t let myself think that way because it certainly doesn’t help the situation. But… just…. gosh darnit. ugh.

Post # 5
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12568 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ugh, I’m so sorry!  At east it’s getting fixed..

Post # 7
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2691 posts
Sugar bee

I’m with you.  Just this month, FI and I had to pay $800 to replace our dishwasher unexpectedly.  We thought we had to replace the fridge too because it wasn’t cooling properly, but we were able to fix it by cleaning the coils.  House problems seem to come up at the worst times.

Hope everything goes well with your plumbing fix.

Post # 8
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2567 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@bmo88:  This exactly!  We had a hornet’s nest under our paneling this summer and who knows what it would have cost had the landlord not taken care of it.

I don’t know if FI and I will ever own a home but that’s kind of ok…lol

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