(Closed) house decision-making process

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: Which house decision would you make?
    Buy the pricey foreclosure that you love and find a way to come up with another $35k for repairs : (3 votes)
    18 %
    Buy the ho-hum house at the cheap price and put the money in to make it fabulous : (2 votes)
    12 %
    Keep looking, there will be other houses that come on the market : (12 votes)
    71 %
    I'm a smarty pants and have an even better idea : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    If I were you, I would definitely keep looking. It doesn’t sound like you’ve found the perfect home yet that will fit your budget as well as your housing needs. If you don’t have the cash to pay for something like a new roof, don’t even consider homes that need those types of repairs. YOu probably need something more move-in ready at a lower price point.

    And it sounds to me like you would be settling a bit for the more affordable home. It needs a lot of work from what you described and you don’t want to move in always feeling like it needs work. I also go out of my way to avoid living on a busy street, you don’t want to compromise on something like that since it will always stress you out and negatively affect your resale value.

    Keep looking, you will find something! It’s only been 2 weeks 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    You like these houses but you don’t love them and this is an even bigger commitment than finding the perfect wedding dress! Besides the cost of doing so many repairs, consider the stress that it would add. I would definitely hire an inspector to check out the first house–maybe there are less problems than you think, maybe more. Otherwise, keep looking. Good luck! I know it’s hard to be patient.

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