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Holy fuck we're buying a house

FearghaillFearghaill Registered User regular
edited February 2012 in Singularity Engine++
so in a period of about 24 hours, my wife and I went from "starting to look for a house to buy" to "holy shit we're putting in an offer" to "holy fuck it's accepted we're buying a house."

I'm kinda freaking out a little, but it's cool. Check out my (in 3 months) first house SE++:

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front view: yeah, it's a house.

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I'm basically gonna live in that kitchen. It's got a dining nook, that opens into a full dining room in sort of an L shape.

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that dining room there.

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that living room is half the size of our current apartment. and goddamn hardwood floors.

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the master bedroom: our furniture will not be as fancy. I love the corner windows though, light from 2 sides.

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shit yes it has a sun porch (and a ridiculously landscaped fenced back yard that isn't in any of the pictures). Is there a better place to sip beverages on a summer evening? I highly doubt it.

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bigass family room with a woodstove in the basement. so excited.

Also 2 other bedrooms in the basement and whatever. holy fuck I'm excited/overwhelmed.

Marvel at what will be mine (well, the bank's) SE++, and share with me your stories of home ownership.

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  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    can I sleep on your couch?

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I need to get me one of these

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    remember, 15 year mortgages are much better than 30 year

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  • dbrock270dbrock270 Registered User regular

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  • FearghaillFearghaill Registered User regular
    Kadith: our current couch is a kinda ratty thing our dogs sleep on.

    we are going from a 1.5 bedroom apartment into that thing. holy shit we are going to need so much furniture.

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  • FearghaillFearghaill Registered User regular
    we are going to have all of the house parties.

    but not too crazy now, we're gonna own that shit. in fact, why don't we just have a nice dinner party.

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    Congrats, Fearghaill

    I will crash there at some point (when your wife is away and you are feeling lonely)

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  • FearghaillFearghaill Registered User regular
    she does work a lot of night shifts.

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  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    Don't worry I can share with the dogs

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  • NoisymunkNoisymunk Let's go down to the beach. Rhode IslandRegistered User regular
    Looks nice! Congratulations!

    Did you have it inspected by a trusted home inspector?

    We purchased a home in Connecticut in 2003, just before the bubble burst. It was a bit of a mistake, but we were young and desperate to move out of the awful rental where we had been living for a year. We lived in that house for about 4 years before a work opportunity had us relocating to DC, and then Hawaii, and then back to DC. We've been reluctant landlords ever since. Now, we're back in New England, but still renting that house out and living in a nicer rental. Can't sell it, we'd take a huge loss.

    The saving grace is that our tenants have been trustworthy and paid their rent on time.

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    Nice!

    Rachel and I were going to look to buy a house or a condo but our financials aren't quite there yet

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  • FearghaillFearghaill Registered User regular
    We've got an appointment with a good home inspector tomorrow - all of this is conditional on stuff like that. The house only went on the market yesterday, which is partly why this is so overwhelming. We both loved it, but we had to move very fast as there were 2-3 other people making offers on it as well.

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote:
    she does work a lot of night shifts.

    And I work a lot of night shafts

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  • NoisymunkNoisymunk Let's go down to the beach. Rhode IslandRegistered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote:
    We've got an appointment with a good home inspector tomorrow - all of this is conditional on stuff like that. The house only went on the market yesterday, which is partly why this is so overwhelming. We both loved it, but we had to move very fast as there were 2-3 other people making offers on it as well.

    Excellent, make sure you ask a lot of questions.

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  • FearghaillFearghaill Registered User regular
    seriously my day yesterday was: go to work, get a text at lunchtime from my wife who saw the house and was flipping the hell out, try to get another showing in the evening for me to see it but it was booked solid with other people, get in to see it this morning, write up the offer at 11, our agent met theirs with it at 11:30, pace back and forth until 1:30 when we found out ours was accepted.

    literally 24 hours from my wife seeing the house to us finding out we could buy it.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    make sure they check for transients living in the attic

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  • FearghaillFearghaill Registered User regular
    it is a 6 minute walk from my wife's work, about the same from a grocery store and a good bus stop on a line that goes all the way to my work with no transfers. good neighbourhood with good schools, etc

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  • FearghaillFearghaill Registered User regular
    make sure they check for transients living in the attic

    We're going to bring our dogs for the inspection, they are highly trained at sniffing out transients.

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    can i live in your basement and scare your children

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  • pookapooka Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    good luck! (with the home inspection, i mean.) i hope it works out perfectly.

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  • FearghaillFearghaill Registered User regular
    how about you pretend live in the basement to scare our pretend children?

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Keith wrote:
    Fearghaill wrote:
    she does work a lot of night shifts.

    And I work a lot of night shafts

    Really, Keith?

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  • NoisymunkNoisymunk Let's go down to the beach. Rhode IslandRegistered User regular
    I see a maple leaf pillow, is this in Canada? If so, totally get Mike Holmes to do your inspection!

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    congratulations dude!
    Spoiler:

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  • FearghaillFearghaill Registered User regular
    the inspector we've hired is one that my mother talked about a lot when she sold real estate. She either loved or hated him depending on if she was representing the buyer or the seller. Which I think is a good sign.

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  • FearghaillFearghaill Registered User regular
    Antimatter wrote:
    congratulations dude!
    Spoiler:

    please, real estate photos are always carefully cropped to make rooms look bigger, and brighter, and to hide things like cracks, water damage, and deadly traps.

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    Keith wrote:
    Fearghaill wrote:
    she does work a lot of night shifts.

    And I work a lot of night shafts

    Really, Keith?

    Look, I never claimed to be clever

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  • LasbrookLasbrook It takes a lot to make a stew When it comes to me and youRegistered User regular
    It doesn't really look like much from the outside but damn does the interior look nice.

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  • mensch-o-maticmensch-o-matic Registered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote:
    how about you pretend live in the basement to scare our pretend children?

    TOO LATE i already pretend flew them away into my pretend insidious vacation basement

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    Seriously though I'm super happy for you guys, Fearghaill. You're awesome and it sounds like everything about this place is great for you

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  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    Lasbrook wrote:
    It doesn't really look like much from the outside but damn does the interior look nice.

    now apply this sentence to a vagina

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  • LiiyaLiiya Registered User regular
    That looks a lovely house!

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  • FearghaillFearghaill Registered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote:
    how about you pretend live in the basement to scare our pretend children?

    TOO LATE i already pretend flew them away into my pretend insidious vacation basement

    that's okay, I never liked them much.
    Lasbrook wrote:
    It doesn't really look like much from the outside but damn does the interior look nice.

    The front doesn't look great, but god damn is the back yard well maintained. It's going to be a shame letting our dogs loose to pee on everything.

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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    Now get a pool.

    And put this in it.

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  • FearghaillFearghaill Registered User regular
    Trippy: I want one. or two.

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  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    man that little kid is pervin' like crazy

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  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
    my brother is getting a pool

    I have to show him this

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  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    dats a nice house

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I used to want to get a house, but now not so much. We had a house for a little while in Ellensburg. And man, houses are a lot of fuckin' work.

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  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    when i grow up i'm going to have 7 houses

    one for each day of the week

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