Post # 1
After a month or so of searching for the perfect home, we placed an offer on a home and it was accepted! Of course it is still contigent on inspections, but hopefully everything goes well so that we can move in on October 18th! YEAH! Ahh I never thought I would get so excited about this, but I have been dreaming up fun projects for us once we get moved in.
We have the inspection set up for friday! I can’t wait, even though I am super anxious that notihng major will be found. We are also doing a sewer inspection to make sure everything is good with that as well.
Anyone else buying their first home?
Post # 3
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
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
@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
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 # 7
Thanks everyone! I am crossing my fingers that everything goes well with the inspection on friday- it’s so hard not to start planning all these projects and envisioning ourselves living there but the house is just SO perfect. It was actually the 2nd house we put an offer on- the first house we thought we were going to get but then another couple came in at the last minute and had an offer we couldn’t beat. However, I am soooo glad house #1 didn’t work out because I love this house soooo much more.
@MrsN14: What kinds of problems were found during your home inspection? Did you renegotiate with the seller to have them pay for any of the issues? In addition to the home inspection, we are planning on having a sewer inspection completed as well for peace of mind. On the seller disclosure it said that they had washing machine overflow and sewer back up in their basement- it said all the repairs were made, but it didn’t say what caused the issue, just that the carpets/pads/baseboards were all replaced. As a first time homebuyer, I’m not gonna lie, that scares me because I don’t want to have the same issue. We are getting more information, but will likely still have them run a camara down the line just to make sure everything is great.
Post # 8
@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
@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
We just bought our first home 2 months ago. It’s such a great feeling!
Post # 11
@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 # 12
@melipede03: Congrats! I know how you feel!
Post # 13
Congrats. It’s an amazing feeling to know that your home is yours!
Post # 14
Congrats! We closed on our first home 2 weeks ago. It’s exciting!!!
Post # 15
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
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
Congrats! What an exciting time!