(Closed) What Does This House " Scream" To You?

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: What Does This House " Scream" To You?
    I like this house-- definitely consider : (260 votes)
    76 %
    This house is OK, but you can do better : (50 votes)
    15 %
    This house is not my style, keep looking : (22 votes)
    6 %
    Obligatory Other : (8 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2269 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Mrs_Amanda:  It screams AHHHH THERE ARE PEOPLE WALKING AROUND INSIDE OF MEEEE!!
     

    XD Sorry I just had to..

    I think it’s pretty! Not a big fan of how it looks on the outside (it seems so empty) but I think the inside is gorgeous!

    Post # 4
    Member
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I love it! That open kitchen plan is something I have on my must have list when we buy. And the almost half acre lot is great. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1686 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    you had me at crown molding, hardwood and whirlpool.  I think it’s very sweet looking on the outside, and very nice on the inside.  What do you think of it? 

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    11093 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Mrs_Amanda: I’m drawn to it, it looks homely and spacious. It looks a bit bare, but by that I mean the front garden and that can easily be changed with plants, shrubs etc

    EDIT: not just drawn to it but yeah love it too! It has more than enough to want to buy it, but there’s still enough for you to do to make it your own.

    Post # 7
    Member
    264 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Lake Taghkanic State Park

    I love it, I think the yard needs a little love but the brick is really nice and the inside is beautiful. It looks very cozy and I’d love some of those ametinites in my own house! lol.

    Post # 8
    Member
    8041 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I love it, actually!

    Post # 9
    Member
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Honestly, I have to compare it with the other homes you are considering.

     

    The biggest thing for me is location.  You cannot change that.  

     

     

    Also, what’s the age of the house?  The roof?  How old is the HVAC system?  This house looks to be pretty new…but its something to always consider when buying a “new” house.  Often people forget that, swoop in on a good deal then they are hit with a shock to have to invest thousands into new heating system and windows or a new roof.  

     

    Another big consideration is taxes.  Sometimes even living one suburb away can give you a considerable savings in taxes.  You’ve got a big lot with that house.  Big lot = more taxes.  Remember, you will be paying off the mortgage after x years, but you will ALWAYS have the taxes and they will always increase.  Sometimes people already know that, but its good to keep that in mind.  

    Post # 10
    Member
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    I agree with @CatyLady:  the front of it looks kind of bare, but once you live there I can imagine it at night with glowy light shining out from the windows, some flowers and gardens, cars in the driveway, etc.

    Plus, walk in closet and whirlpool tub? Yes PLEASE!

    Post # 14
    Member
    3204 posts
    Sugar bee

    Right now it looks too cookie cutter for me to really like, but if you planted some flowers and made it not look so bland and “show home-y” it could really be wonderful IMO. But part of that, especially in these pictures, is that it has no personal touches. 

    How do you feel about it? I think it has a lot of potential!

    Post # 15
    Member
    1281 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    How is it heated?  Oil?  Electric? Gas?

    Post # 16
    Member
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Mrs_Amanda:  A home built within the last 10 years really shouldn’t have any HVAC issues, but as with any home, I hope you go ahead and get an inspection done.

     

    I hear all the time of horror stories where people don’t get inspections done, they get sucked in for an “amazing deal” and wake up to a nightmare.

     

     

    ***My other reason for asking the age of the home was to be sure it wasn’t an older home that had been flipped.  Often times, only the cosmetic elements are updated, and aged plumbing and electrical is overlooked.  Often times people are lured by the fancy new fixtures and new fridge and forget that they are buying an older home ith a lot of problems that could sneak up and bite them in the butt!!

     

    Just try to remember to have fun.  Though its a really stressful time, what with all the paperwork and whatnot, try to enjoy yourself.  I LOVED looking at houses…I think we’re set now for the long haul though.  My favorite was the one house we went to see and the homeowner had a dirty ol’ pair of tighty whities laying in the foyer.  Nothing screams “putting the ass in class” like leaving your skeevy BVDs ready for a prospective buyer to see!  Needless ot say, we didn’t even go inside, our realtor just threw her card on top the shorts.

     

     

     

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