- 7 years ago
- Wedding: January 2011
I am posting this because I am wondering has anyone else been in this situation with house hunting??
My husband and i have been in the process of buying a house since before our wedding. It’s a short sale- so it is involved. Well we have thankfully been fortunate for this to be a short process (opposed to many others) and we are going back and forth with the bank.
Thing is the house needs a lot of work, probably $10,000 (which we have) towards necessary fixes like windows, plus a few things on electrical.
Well right now they want about 6k more than our max, and our max for that house is not even as high as it would be for a house which needs less work, smaller, but would cost us about $30,000 more… seriously. We looked at houses that did not need work that were 30k more, but smaller. I know short sales are not always a deal, but this one is a deal and also needs work.
I am so torn 🙁 I don’t know what to do because we see this differnetly, I see it as opportunity for a larger home than we could afford otherwise, a profit for down the line and one that we wouldn’t HAVE to move– it is big enough for having kids and lifestyle in which we would move more because we wanted to than have to.. I dunno… I’m just so passionate about that house, which way will this go?