(Closed) Would you consider this home?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper

What is it that was off-putting about the proximity of the condos? Just wondering because we can’t see what you see. 🙂

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’d wait but we’re currently house hunting and aren’t in a huge rush. I wouldn’t even consider a house in a neighborhood with bad schools but I assume a street with condos is on the busier side and I’d want more of a neighborhood feel.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

 how soon are you planning on having kids?   You could always get the second house and then move again down the line into a better school district  

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Are you in a rush to buy? Maybe something will come on the market soon that has both of those qualities. For me I never wanted a house on a busy street with condo buildings and such. I compromised my perfect house for the perfect location. We bought a house that is liveable but needed work because it’s on a dead end street in a great school district.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

The bad school district would be an absolute NO for me.

Condos in and of themselves wouldn’t be a turn-off for me.  But these specific condos in particular might have something about them that would be a con but we can’t see that without being there with you.

Post # 9
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11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

A house is a huge purchase to be made if you aren’t 100% satisified. If you aren’t in a hurry to buy I agree with the PP that you should wait until you find something that is just right and you feel 100% about.

If for some reason you must buy now and want a home for long term I would suggest the house within the great school district. I wouldn’t concern myself too much with the condos and on a day to day basis you probably won’t even realize they are there. Sending your children to a sub par school system is a definitely deal breaker for me personally.

Post # 10
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15963 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I think if it’s your dream home and it’s within your price range and a great school system…that’s awesome. I guess it just depends on whether you think there’s another house out there that has everything this house has plus a better location.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would wait for another house. Something will come along. Don’t buy the house in the bad school district, I know too many people who did that thinking it wouldn’t matter or that they could move when they had kids and now that they have had kids they realize they made a rash decision.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I would keep shopping. The bad school district would be a tunr-off because we have a son. And the condos would be a turn off because of traffic issues and the negative impact on property values.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Personally, I would wait for another house. The neighborhood with the condos will probably be busier, just because of more people. And I wouldn’t want a house in a bad school district!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Check out online crime reports to see if there are any problems with those specific condos.  In my area, all major crime bubbles seem to center around large occupancy areas.  Then consider other issues.  If 1 person has 1 party, they could fill the street with parking.  Added traffic. Added noise of dozens of people leaving for work/coming home, etc. 

I would keep looking.  We originally looked at a house on the fringe of our development and decided to wait until a house inside the development opened up.  Just because of traffic.  Remember- you will have to hear it, see it, and try to pull your car out into it.

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