(Closed) Home buying dilemma…

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think you are certainly torn between lifestyles and have the right to be confused! Also, location, location, location. I would go for the smaller, more expensive home in a heart beat if it was in a better location!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hmm is this the “forever home”?

1 bathroom may get crazy with 2 adults and children!

I’m pretty frugal so cheaper price, great schools, and more space = winning!

But as the PP said location is important for many….so yikes you have yourself a dilemma lol

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

Well aliavenue has a point about location, but whenever I watch hgtv their message is, you can renovate anything to be more stylish. Try to look at the bones of the house. You can’t add a bathroom, but you can redecorate and add all kinds of fixtures. 

I noticed you also said “if we have kids.” this may be important because if you’re not certain you want kids, you might not need 4 bedrooms and the extra 1000 sq ft. Something to ponder. But if you love them both, you probably can’t go wrong. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@BlondeMissMolly:  I totally agree with this! I think if it’s a forever home, it’s probably best to wait it out for a better option or to get preapproved/unitl you can afford more. However, if it’s not forever, it sounds like you can resell it pretty quick because the area is competitive Smile

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

@tinylittlebird:  With that info, I would go for the nicer area. Location is important, but I’m assuming downtown is still close enough to drive and do whatever you want. I mean, if you’re not taking frequent cabs home from bars (or something where location is hugely important and that’s the only happening area) you can still always go to the areas you like. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

@tinylittlebird:  Maybe you could consider a less expensive, smaller home in a cool area (ie keep looking) for your now house, and wait to get into your forever home in that area in the future. The real estate market is so difficult to predict, and know what will be a good investment. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think the one bathroom pretty much would do it for me in terms of walking away. But seriously, location is a huge factor and if it’s a forever home I wold go with the more boring location. 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Style isn’t going to make you happy when your kids have taken over the whole house because you can[t fit their stuff in their one bedroom, and you have nowhere to escape to. You will grow to curse the stylish cash pit of a house. Trust me. My SIL made that mistake.

Post # 15
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Worker bee

Consider how long you want to be there and what you could potentially do to the other house to make it more “stylish” if you will. I know what I’d choose of the two, but only you and your Darling Husband can make that decision!

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