Not sure if we finally found our home

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@bella731:  a home is a huge purchase, if you aren’t sure don’t do it. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

@bella731:  When we bought our current home, I wasn’t 100% sure that was the one; although I really liked it. I waited a few days and with DH help, we figured it was the one. Give yourself a few days, make priorities, keep looking and don’t rush for it. You definitely need to feel it in your gut. Remember this will be your home for a while and perhaps your kids when/if you have them.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@bella731:  To me, hoime buying isn’t about being in love with the house when you first walk in.

When I was looking for a house, I had a list of “must- haves” and “nice to haves”.Any house I would seriously consider buying had to have all my “must haves”. “Nice to  haves” were a bonus.

Does this house have your “must haves”?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We looked at 21 houses in 12 days. The market here is red hot. So if we saw anything we remotely liked, we had to act quickly. We put in 4 offers before one got accepted and the only reason they accepted ours is because we included a picture of our dog. ( no joke…the homeowners had the same breed so we connected with them on that) anyways, my point is, house hunting is exhausting but there will always be more homes. Every time our offer was rejected, I felt like we wouldn’t find anything better. In the end, we found a house that’s perfect for us. There are some things I would change about this house, sure, but for the most part, it’s a great house. 

Consider the things you can’t change, like location, and decide if you can deal with it. Because walls can be painted and kitchens remodeled but you can’t change the location! 

@julies1949:  +1

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

It sounds like you need to go back for a second showing. We saw our house on a Friday and I wasn’t sure I was in love. We were hanging out with friends the next day and we could not shut up about this house. Our friends were like, clearly you are in love. Are you going to offer or what?! So we called our agent, asked her to set-up a second showing for the next day (Sunday), and walked out knowing it needed to be in our house. So no, we (mainly me) didn’t know on that first showing.

All that said, real estate is location, location, location. I wouldn’t want to be located near a not-so-nice area. I did that once, and watched the not-so-nice creep into my neighborhood. That house, which once sold for $110k in good neighborhood times, is now selling for $60k because of the neighborhood’s change. I’m holding on to it for now. I just cannot stomach selling it for that little.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If your gut is saying no, then I wouldn’t do it.  I bet the reason you are considering it is because you are getting sick of looking at houses, not because this is the one for you.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@bella731:  We just started looking at houses to buy. I have been googling “how to know a house is the one” because there is one house we REALLY love online, and I’m nervous to think it could be the one since we JUST started looking. Anyway, my point is that reading your post reminded me of one piece of advice in one of those articles I found on google: Do not buy a home you like. Buy a home you love. Maybe that will help you decide which it is?

Link: http://www.soundmoneymatters.com/right-house/

Good luck!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

@bella731:  When I walked into my house I checked it all out and then knew I had to put in an offer in about 20 minutes. I had looked at maybe 5 houses before and they were TERRIBLE compared to my house. I am still very much in love with my house.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@bella731:  My FI and I moved into our house a little over a month ago. When we first saw it we both loved it. There wasn’t really anything we disliked. After we put in the offer I was scared because I got to thinking how do I really know this is it. After talking to my dad he made me realize it was definitely the house for us. He said “You may find a house you like better a month from now, 5 years from now, or you may never. You don’t want to wait around for a better house to come along because it may never. Go with your heart.” Both our hearts said go for it! We’re so happy we did. We absolutely LOVE our new house. We had some ups and a lot of downs in the process of buying this house and everyone says in the end it’s all worth it and it definitely is. Once it’s all over anyways. Lol

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