(Closed) How long did it take you to find the right home?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

we’ve been looking (although in no hurry) and haven’t found anything. It’s been about 6 – 8 months.

Post # 4
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

We looked on-and-off for about a year, but only looked seriously for about 2 months? As far as number of houses we PHYSICALLY looked at (this is not including probably the hundreds online) it was probably 14 or 15. I was very picky on my online search. Homes.com was the BEST – and the site we found our house on!

Good luck – it’s out there!

Post # 5
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

I found my house on the first day of looking.  It was the house’s third day on the market, and it was perfect and soooo underpriced.  There were 4 other people that put in offers the same day I did.

Post # 6
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We looked for over a year.

When you know, you know. Everything will work out when it’s the one. For us, in that year we looked home prices kept dropping and after we bought our house, the value started increasing within the first year. Had we bought a year earlier though, we would have lost equity. So it worked out perfectly for us.

Post # 7
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We looked for 5 months, and then dropped out of the market. We saw 30+ houses in person, went under contract on one that had an awful inspection report, and generally spent our days feeling like we were on the edge of vomiting and/or crying. We’ll start again in the spring, and I am dreading it. I hate house shopping.

Post # 8
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We’ve been looking on and off for 1 year.  Physically, we’ve only seen 2.  We need to start looking again.  I work in the Real Estate market and it’s even difficult for me :/

Post # 9
3943 posts
Honey bee

We spent about a year looking online and doing “drive bys”, we probably looked at over 300 houses.

We looked seriously for about 2 months, and in person we only looked at 5 houses and I knew right away. I walked in and it just felt like home to both of us.

Post # 12
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We searched for about 3 months.  I don’t even know the number of houses I looked at in person, maybe 30+?  There was one that I really loved by my husband wouldn’t touch it since it wasn’t on a flat lot so we got one that is nice but doesn’t have the ah-ha moment of THE HOUSE.

Post # 13
984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We searched for 6 months, physically looked at 30 or so houses before deciding to build a new home. There were 3 houses that we put offers on before one was accepted and when we got the inspection there were multiple problems that forced us to walk away. We finally took a serious look at building and found that it was an affordable option and we could get a house we could grow into rather than the starter homes we were looking at. Then we looked at about 4 different models/floor plans, found one we loved and felt could be home and we are closing Dec. 27th.

Post # 14
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012


Post # 15
2025 posts
Buzzing bee

we shopped around for about a year and a half. it was a long ardruous road, and we lost several homes we really liked, but it was all for a reason. we LOVE our townhome. it’s perfect for us as our first home and everyone who has ever visited it loves it equally as much 🙂


tis a bit messy right now though…. oops.

Post # 16
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

We’re about a year in. Our issue is trying to stay away from short sales. We did also have a house fall through after inspection. We’ve agreed to settle on something by February if we have too.

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