(Closed) Trying to buy a house

posted 9 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

We are doing the same thing! Getting married in 2 weeks and going through the mortgage process right now!!!! We are preapproved.. found the house and are going through the process of getting all the info together… closing is April 22. TOOOOO much stress to handle! lol It will be worth it in the end to move into a brand new house as newlyweds though!!!

Post # 4
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30 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We got engaged last January, bought a house in July, and I started a new job in August.  Needless to say, I’ve been a stress ball.  Luckily, we had enough time between then and the wedding to space things out and deal with one major event at a time.

 

Hang in there!!

Post # 6
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297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We did this and yes, it was stressful. But it’s worth it to have our own place! My recommendation is to go through a mortgage broker and let them do the shopping around for mortgages for you.

Good luck! 🙂

Post # 7
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5399 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We were looking for two years, so I can relate…the majority of the time it was during the wedding process.  We put in several offers and lost out on each house except for one.  Then, we got an offer accepted on a house 2 weeks before the wedding, but we backed out because the inspection revealed much more damage than we had anticipated.  Now, we seem to have finally locked in a house…6 months after our wedding and we are SOOOO excited!  It’s a short sale, so we are just waiting for the bank to approve the sale and we are going to be homeowners.  The best part is that it’s what we were looking for, in the right area, and it’s fixed up…we though we were going to have to buy a big fixer upper!

It’s a stressful time for you to buy a house, but the right one will come along when it’s meant to come along and don’t worry it will all work out!

Post # 8
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752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We’re doing this, and it’s one of the primary reasons we opted to hire a wedding planner. We knew I wouldn’t have time to do all the research and legwork for vendors that our planner will be doing while trying to buy a house at the same time.

So, we’re letting our planner research vendors in our price range and set us up with meetings to choose one while we find a house. By the time we’ve gotten all of our major vendors booked and our house purchased, we’ll be ready (and have time!) to do the fun stuff, like DIYing and deciding on the style of the wedding! 🙂

The hard part, of course, seems to be paying for all of it at once. Eesh.

Post # 9
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578 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Okay so we aren’t buying a house during planning a wedding. But we did buy a house during hurricane season, which we ending up trying to close during Hurricane Ike!!! What was stressful was the house in Dallas was sold which I was living in until I could moved down here, Mr. FF was living in the fire station waiting to close on the house, and now Ike hit and they wouldn’t close until they assed the damage to the house! UGH! I understand completly! But the end result is so nice to have a house of your own. You can paint it, put holes in the wall if you want to! It is all yours!!! ENJOY!!

Post # 10
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2293 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Get a good mortgage broker, and a really good realtor.  I’ve moved a lot in my career, and so I’m actually on my 5th house.  The process can be pretty stressful, but it can also be really easy, and your mortgage broker and realtor make all the difference in the world.  They should both be able to explain exactly what is going on at any point in time, so you know exactly what to expect and when.  That makes it a lot less stressful.

Post # 11
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209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We’re actually in the process of getting the papers signed on a house right now.  The market isn’t good for selling, but it sure is fantastic for buying.  You can get houses for a steal.  Buying a house is one more "to do" to add to our list.  Especially since my FI is in the army and will be gone the week prior to our wedding for 3 weeks, has another 2 week training session 2 weeks before that, and we have 4 other weddings to go to other than our own, starting in June. I think it’s exciting though- its alot at once, but i think that eventhough I’m ahead on wedding planning stuff, it give me the incentive to stay on top of everything.  I’m sure you’ll feel the same way! 

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