Purchased our first home… so excited!

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@melipede03:  Congratulations!!

We bought our first home in 2010! It was the best feeling ever. Now we are trying to sell it and buy our forever home, but I still drive by the old house and feel like crying. I have such a connection to that little place :*) I hope everything is good with all the inspections and such!

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We bought our first home in November! Try and hold off on picturing those projects until after the inspection and appraisal. The deal can still fall through very easily! The celebration will be that much sweeter once you have keys in hand!

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@melipede03:  Congrats!  We’ve been in our home almost a month now.  I love it here!

I think quite a few bees bought a month or 2 before me.  Maybe I just noticed them more while I was anxiously waiting though.

Good luck with the inspection!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Congrats! We bought ours in June and did a whole renovation in 10 days and now it feels like home! We had a few problems with the inspection (we still haven’t fixed any of it), but hopefully yours will go well! I did not realize how expensive it would be to buy everythingg we needed for the house, but we decided to buy the cheapest stuff and register for nicer things! 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@melipede03:  We moved in to our first house last month, and it feels awesome!  We had a couple issues with the inspection, but nothing that warranted negotiating again.  We did renegotiate when the appraisal came in just a little low, but our realtor talked to theirs, and we ended up splitting the difference between the appraisal amount and the asking price (it was just a couple thousand).  After 7 written offers, I wasn’t going to lose the house over a couple grand.

We got right to work on projects and it made a huge difference.  Its funny how paint colors can really change a space.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@melipede03:  We did a sewer inspection, too, as well as a pest and roof inspection, all completely separate from the general inspection.  Good thing to have those done, definitely!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Congrats!!

We just bought our first home 2 months ago. It’s such a great feeling! 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@melipede03:  Congrats on your accepted offer!

 

If there are major repairs to be done as a result of the inspection, then yes you can renegotiate and that’s always good to do, but for small things (Drafty windows/doors, sealant missing around external ventalation, drain spouts, etc) you’re not going to have much room for going back, just something to keep in mind. 

Also check behind stuff yourself… home inspectors can not legally move the furniture, carpets, paintings etc. to look behind/under them, but its good if you do. I found out my seller of my house (bouught in 2011) had cut a massive hole behind his TV to run wires and it had to be re drywalled, but we only knew that after we moved in. It wasn’t expensive just a pain in the butt I wish I knew beforehand so I had the supplies to fix it.

And make sure the inspector knows about the previous backup so they can be extra careful in that area for you and you’ll feel much better 🙂

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Congrats. It’s an amazing feeling to know that your home is yours! 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Congrats!  We closed on our first home 2 weeks ago.  It’s exciting!!!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Congrats!  // DH and I are looking now but haven’t seen anything we like yet but I can’t wait until we find something we love. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

Congrats! What an exciting time!

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