How many houses did you hunt?

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: How many houses did you look at before you put an offer?
    1 : (2 votes)
    2 %
    2-5 : (14 votes)
    17 %
    6-10 : (13 votes)
    16 %
    10-15 : (14 votes)
    17 %
    16-20 : (7 votes)
    9 %
    21+ : (18 votes)
    22 %
    Still searching (what # are you at?) : (7 votes)
    9 %
    Still renting : (6 votes)
    7 %
    Other (explain) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2243 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    We saw 6-7 (I think) but  our home was the 2nd one we saw & it was really easy to see ourselves living in it. We just kept comparing all the other houses we saw to it & it was just no contest. We put an offer the following week, after showing our parent.

    Our area is suburban btw – all detached homes.

    Post # 4
    Member
    11740 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We looked at probably 6-8 houses; I’m not sure of the exact numbers.  We looked in the suburbs of DC, so it’s a very built up, urban area. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We’ve looked at several THOUSAND houses, mostly online.

    THOUSAND? You ask? Yes. Thousand.

    We’ve been planning on buying a house for almost two years. So we keep up with real estate near Boston (which is extremely high volume), but DH has been up for several cross-country promotions during that time. In DH’s company, you get 30 days to move from place one to place two.

    So when he makes the top three applicants, we start house hunting and narrow it down to 5-10 we’d like to see in the area we might be living in (so we can fly out the day we get the news, look at them all over one weekend, and put in an offer).

    But it still hasn’t happened, and he’s up for another promotion right now!

    So even though we’re expecting a baby on Valentine’s Day, we still don’t know where’ll be living next month!

    Post # 6
    Member
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We’re in a rural area (500 ppl) and both our families live here. We looked at about 20 houses over 12 months (bought this June) in surrounding areas but bought a cheap fixer upper in the town so we could be close by. We put offers in on 3 and got out bid or bought the day before. So don’t wait too long! We fixed it up and is worth almost double now. We are only staying for 3-4 years so we weren’t that picky. But we looked at several hundred online. 

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    8917 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    We looked at probably 15 or so. I will say, if you find something that could be The One and its listed reasonably, I’d put down an offer! You can always back away later. The worst feeling ever is waiting and having it snapped up by someone else

    Post # 8
    Member
    10495 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    We looked at quite a few online.  We also went to quite a few showhomes and open houses before we were ready to buy.  When we were actually serious about house hunting, we probably saw about 15, I forget the actual number.

    Looking at a house for 3 months wouldn’t be a good idea here.  So many of the ones we wanted to see were already pending.

    Post # 10
    Member
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @missamysmiles:  that’s good your realtor knows thiers. We found a house that we loved and had been on the market for over a year and someone outbid us the same day! We were like seriously what are the odds! lol but luckily it worked out for the best. Good luck this week! 

    Post # 11
    Member
    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We probably looked at 7 or 8 in person, MANY more online. I actually found our home online, emailed our agent at 1 am and told her we had to see it IMMEDIATELY, I knew it was the one. Turned out the house wasn’t even showing yet, it was only online. Well thanks to my ever watchful eye and our agent’s perseverance, we toured the house the first day they opened it up, placed an offer 2 hours later, and they accepted it the next day! They never even had an opportunity to have an open house, we jumped on it so quick! It’s our dream home, though, it HAD to be ours lol. I hope you guys find something you love. Try not to settle, you’ll know when it’s right! Happy hunting!

    Post # 12
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    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We looked at between 10 and 15, we were getting discouraged because we didn’t feel any of them were the right one for us and my husband randomly found our house and we fell in love, the rest is history! It’s perfect for us, we had to go through all of the bad eggs to get to our good one. We live in kind of an urban area, but kind of rural…does that make sense? LOL

    Post # 13
    Member
    7098 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I bet we looked at 100+ in person. We live in a suburban area, all detached homes. We were not in a hurry to buy though.

    Post # 14
    Member
    3989 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We’re currently looking and I would say we’ve seen at least 35 so far.  I am SO OVER IT. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    2627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We had one weekend to find a home if we didnt want to rent for a year and move twice and pay for the move the second time (work paid the first move)

    It was across country so we did research and narrowed down the areas we wanted to look. Our realtor set up a lot of visits and based on our responses from the first day adjusted the second day.

    In total we looked at about 15 houses that weeked.

    Post # 16
    Member
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    1.5 years, 60+ in person viewings in suburban-rural locations, 3 failed contracts, closed on #4. House hunting sucked a lot. But we were not willing to settle, so we just had to be patient until we could get the right house at the right price. Our house has appreciated $50k in one year, so our patience has quite literally already paid off.

     

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