(Closed) Housing Price = Ugh!

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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4824 posts
Honey bee

I live here too.  It sucks.

Although as a rule we wouldnt move somewhere with and HOA. It really makes things unaffordable and its an expense that will ONLY go up, never down.  

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@cutexkitty: can you work with a buyers agent on finding short sales in your area?? We are buying a foreclosure that was flipped so it’s still nice, in a good area and a good size. But there are a ton out there! I’m sorry the prices are so high, ugh thats rough :-/

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

That is craziness!  I live in the most expensive city in Canada, but it’s still not as bad as that. 

I feel your pain though, my Fiance and I are selling our one bedroom condo closer to the city and moving further out to get a three bedroom townhouse.  It just can’t be avoided unless we want to be crammed in here our entire lives.  It totally sucks!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

it was our dream to buy a house, and there was no way that was going to happen in SF.  we had to realize that either we were going to have to wait to buy for a looooong time if we wanted to even be able to put 15-20% down, or we’d have to move out of the bay area.  we ended up buying a foreclosure 90 miles south, only 7 miles from the beach.  sometimes i miss the city life, but i love my simple life at home even more.  it sucks loving where you live, but not being able to afford to buy.  i have a couple of young friends who own in SF, and I’m like how the f did you manage that, let alone how can you afford your mortgage?  home prices are crazy here that’s for sure.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m with heatherloveskenny. Can you find a short sale or a forclosure? That’s what me and my Fiance did and it saved us a lot. We also got an FHA loan and only put down 8%…or you could move to a more affordable area. My first choice was Laguna Beach, but we settled 20 minutes inland and saved $200,000.  =o)

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

It can take a LONG time for a short sale to close, it took my Fiance and I over a year of active searching to finally find and “win” our dream condo. But, the point is that we did finally find it. We found our 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with attached garage condo for $230k and I am so glad we waiting. It was annoying and stressful searching for so long and waiting for our place (especially since we both moved home with our parents during the wait) but we made it and next week we will have been here for a year. Yay!

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