(Closed) I want a house

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

There are all kinds of programs to get you into a house.  I found a home that fit all my needs, but I hadn’t been preapproved or anything.  I decided to give it a try and I was able to qualify on my own for enough to put an offer in on the house.  That was on Monday, I went and saw the house on Tuesday night, Put an offer in on Wednesday morning, and then got rejected on Friday because they got another offer at the same as mine that they went with.

Sure I didn’t get the house, but I NEVER thought I was ready and finding the perfect home set me in motion and now I know that I can buy when the next ‘perfect’ house comes available and I don’t have to wait anylonger wondering when will be the right time.

Good Luck!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I did the same thing. We are not close to buying, we probably need to save for at least another year, but that doesn’t stop me from looking. I find the “perfect” house about every two weeks. I swore up and down that I found my “dream home” it had EVERYTHING. I was so sure this was it that I forced my friend who was actually closer to buying to go look at it, when we went I fell in instantly, I was like “OMG THIS IS MY HOUSE” and I was so devestated I couldn’t buy it, it had everything and if I would have had the money I would have bought it right then and there, BUT its a good thing we weren’t ready b/c we later found out the house was a money pit, it had just gotten a new roof put on the previous year (but it turned out it was done incorrectly and would need to be re-done est. 10,000 cost), the electricity was old too and needed new wires, and the other HUGE issue, we found out a month later, they were adding in a new road RIGHT behind the house where the pretty wooded area was to make easier access to the interstate. It was such a blessing in disguise. So long story short, maybe its a good thing you can’t buy now.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

haha, all my “dream” houses are like 600K. Yep, major bummer. It’d be a long time before we could afford something that nice!

Maybe it’ll be on the market in a few more months. Ours was on the market for 9 months before we bought it. And it’s a great home; I can’t really figure out why it wasn’t snapped up! Except maybe the periwinkle walls were a turn off to buyers.

Post # 6
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3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

ejs4y8 – HAHA! My absolute dream home is in Charleston, SC on the battery, its for sale right now for 23 million dollars! I would NEVER get close!!!

Post # 8
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58 posts
Worker bee

You know how they always say that there are a lot of fish in the sea?

Well, there are also a ton of coral reefs to live in.

We just purchased a house, but looked for 2 years off and on. In that time, I saw many houses that I thought were perfect for us. There was always something in the way of our buying them though. When it is the right time, the right house will show up.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

We went with an FHA loan program that helped us get in with barely any down. Hopefully your program you found will get you right where you want to be.

We found a great house I was dying and crying for. It was a short sale and the seller was indefinitely not answering our bid. So we reluctantly moved on and a month later found another house that we ended up buying. It was a lot different than the first (cost/location/space/age) and different than what we originally had in mind. But wow, in hindsight, this ONE is much more perfect than the other for us and our specific circumstances. Trust the process if this one doesn’t work out.  There are other houses in the sea. 🙂

Post # 10
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m sure you will find an amazing home when you can afford it!  You want to make sure that you have planned for a home well since there are a lot of unexpected expenses that come with home ownership along with a big mortgage payment!

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