(Closed) So how many houses did you see before settling (buying) for one?

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: So how many houses did you see before settling for one?
    Just the one : (1 votes)
    2 %
    2-5 houses : (17 votes)
    27 %
    6-10 houses : (8 votes)
    13 %
    10-15 houses : (12 votes)
    19 %
    16-20 houses : (7 votes)
    11 %
    20+ houses : (17 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
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    399 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I haven’t started looking at houses but I am hoping to start sometime in 2013.  But I know what I am looking for and I know how picky I can be so I can’t see myself looking at any less than 10

    Post # 4
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    5784 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I can’t even think about it… I voted 20+ but its got to be more like 40+ (Closing tomorrow!)

    Post # 5
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    5479 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My realtor was amazing.  I was really only available to look on weekends, so he would e-mail me several listings and we’d pick 3-5 in the same area and go check them out.  We looked for about a month, seeing anywhere from 3-8 houses in a weekend (sometimes just Saturday, sometimes both Sat & Sun).

    I took the printout of the property with the listing information on it and a notebook so I wouldn’t get the different locations confused.  Sometimes I’d go back and drive through the neighborhoods in the evenings to check out what it was like at night, what the traffic flow was like on a weekday, or just to take another look at the house.

    We managed to narrow it down to about 4 or 5 favorite properties, but when we saw the house we eventually bought, we were very comfortable there, it needed NO updating or remodeling, and was listed at a reasonable price.  We were SOLD!

    Post # 6
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    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    At least 40.

    Post # 7
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    505 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Over 100. True story. But we found the one that’s perfect for us!

    Post # 8
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    807 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    The first time we bought a house, I think the one we bought was the 14th one we looked at? With our new house, we looked at 9 and ended up buying house #8. 

    Post # 9
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    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    We looked at a bunch (well 10ish) but that felt like so many. We put offers in on 3 houses, 2 were denied…1 was accepted and then they countered. We were upset when it happened, but now I am SO glad. Looking back on the other houses I could honestly say that being in the house we are in now I was definitely settling on the others. It’s definitely an instance of everything happens for a reason.

    We closed in June and moved in 3 weeks ago…we had some updating to do and we did most of it ourselves!

    Keep looking till you love the house or the potential of the house!!

    Post # 10
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    2106 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Exactly 50. We were under contract around the 35 mark but the seller pulled the house off the market 

    Post # 11
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    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    5 or 6, BUT I should add that my brother had just finished house shopping so my parents had toured SEVERAL (20+) with him so they knew to steer us away from those if they were still on the market.  The first 4 were hopelessly terrible and I was losing my patience for the house hunt VERY fast!

    Post # 12
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    812 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I wasn’t looking for a house to buy right now at all, but here I am, waiting to hear back from the bank on if they will accept my offer.

    Here is the backstory:

    As several of you know, my father passed away in May from Esophageal cancer and I took it(still am taking it) very hard. In 2006/7, he and his third wife divorced and she got their home. She sold it in 2008 for almost $250,000. Fast forward to last month and my daughter decided to drive past the old homestead for the memories. She saw a For Sale Sign in the yard and noticed it was already in foreclosure. The asking price was $159,900. Within a week it dropped to $144,900. We had always loved the house. It’s nestled in the woods with six acres and creek running through it.

    Long story short, my family, along with my sisters and I all went to see the property on Sunday with an agent. I made an offer yesterday!

    I was really sick on Sunday, so I was barely there or else I would have taken pictures. 

    Here is the only one I have from Zillow:

    Post # 13
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    11273 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    the last two times that i was in the market for a house i must have looked at 30-40 houses each time.  i am very picky.  i never did find “the one”.  i custom built both times.  don’t even ask me how many lots i looked at too. 

    the process can be so exhausting and stressful.

    Post # 14
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    11273 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Paigey:  i certainly hope that you get the house.  my fingers are crossed.  please keep me updated.

    Post # 15
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    8276 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    At least 100.

    Post # 16
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    4952 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Probably 6-7.

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