(Closed) Midwest Bees, How long did it take?

posted 8 years ago in Home
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    Three months or less! (Let me tell you how we did it so fast below!)

    3 months 1 day to 6 months

    6 months 1 day to 9 months

    9 months one day to a year

    Over a year

    Still working on it!

    Other (see below)

  • Post # 3
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We had to sell the home that Hubby purchased before buying our first home together. We were browsing for months ahead of time but it didnt really matter because those homes were mostly off the market by the time we could make an offer on a home. Before viewing any homes we were preaproved for a loan and knew what are limits were. We basically had a month or less to find one in our small town and settle on a price. We narrowed it down to 2 homes, weighed the negative and postives and made an offer on the one we liked the most.

    It can be done in a small time frame. Realtors wil let you know what similar houses are selling for and will base your offer off of that. I would recommend looking at homes in your price range for atleast a little bit before jumping into any offers, but the market may move either way any day really. Key is a trustworthy realtor I believe. 🙂 Make sure to find one that can play hardball if at all possible. I wish we would have found one like that! Hah

    Post # 4
    6887 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Really depends on the sellers and what kind of house are you looking for.  When DH and I bought our house we looked and found a house and had it within 3 months from start of looking to purchasing to moving in.

    The key is to not purchase a short sale or foreclosure, those can drag on forever.

    Post # 6
    4801 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We did it within three months, honestly it was mostly luck. We really loved about the tenth houses we saw, and it was at a great price so we immediately put in an offer, and after about a week of back and forth came to an agreement. Then we were very quick about getting our loan finalized, the inspection done, etc.

    For us the main part was making our decisions and getting things done quickly – there were two houses before the one we purchased that we liked and got snatched up while we were considering making an offer on it. So when this house came along and was clearly our favorite, we put in an offer right away.

    But it did still take a couple of months to get through the closing process even with us moving quickly on everything, so I’d recommend you start looking sooner rather than later!

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