(Closed) How long/How many houses did it take you to find “the one”?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

it took me 3 houses. πŸ™‚ the 3rd time was a charm… and its the one i ended up buying πŸ™‚ i think i would just give up if i had to look at 500

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We looked a lot online before we went to the houses, and then we just drove by to narrow our search down more. That way we didn’t have to waste our time going in if the backyard was too small for us or something like that. We ended up finding one house that we loved, looked at it, and put in an offer. It’s short sale, so we’re still waiting and hoping.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We probably looked at about 15. Our real estate agent took us out 3 times and showed us about 5 houses each time. Then we went out one last time to look at our top 3 favorites and we chose from those.

 

5 years and 500 houses?! I think those people may need to just have a custom house built!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Treasure43:

House Hunters? I’m addicted to that show!

I think I remember that episode! That’s crazy. I wouldn’t wait that long.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We easily looked at 100+ houses over the course of a year… we put an offer in on one that we both liked, but it was rejected and we had to start from scratch – it worked out in our favor because our house now is so much better and a better fit for us too.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We looked at a minimum of a couple 100 online (my mother has MLS access). Between open houses and planned visits we saw close to about 80 houses. We got the 5th house we bid on. We offered asking price or more but in our area anything that was decent flew right off the market. Just to give you a timeframe, we put our first bid in November and we ended up getting our bid accepted for the house we currently own in February (we closed in April).

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

OG and I looked at about 30 homes, most of them on our own when we found out about open houses on weekends.  I think I’d be a little nutty if I looked at 500 homes!  Although, I do I enjoy my share of house hunting shows πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

I saw 15-20 in person plus hundreds online. 

I love House Hunters!  I swear the House Hunters narrator has the best job!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

2! πŸ™‚ First day we looked at 2, loved the first one and only looked at the second one for comparison!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We only had 2 days to look (we were moving to the area from another state with the military)- I looked online for hours and hours. Our real estate agents picked the best properties to show us- we saw about 10 before deciding on our current place.

Post # 14
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Honey bee

Since its our first house we were really open to a lot of houses, and only had a few “must haves”. I think our 2nd home will take a bit longer to find as we’ll hopefully have a larger budget and can be a little more picky.

That being said, we looked at over 100 houses online (our realtor gave us MLS access), and drove by about 10. We went to see 5 houses in 1 day and found our house that day.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We looked at 15-20 houses. It happened really quickly…3 weeks of looking and we were under contract. We lost two other houses because other people beat us to putting in a bid so we moved really fast on our house. Funny thing is that our house was our 3rd choice, but has ended up being a great house and the right one for us!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I looked at probably 75 houses in a 6 month period before I purchased the house that I have now.

Sometimes it just takes time.

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