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Holy fuck we're buying a house

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    The Geek wrote:
    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.

    It's rewarding, though

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    also with 2 dogs and plans for kids at some point we need a bigger place and dog-friendly rentals are damn hard to find. It took us about 2 years to find this place, and it's not that much cheaper than what our mortgage payments will be.

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Mori and I really wanted to buy, but we don't have the employment/credit history just yet. :( We're paying about $500 more a month for a 2 bed apartment than his parents pay for their mortgage on a 3 bed house.

    It's a lovely apartment, but... it's not really giving us an opportunity to save. :/

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    When was it built? Where was it built (what part of the states)?

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I would love to buy a house but our credit is garbage right now and we don't make enough money.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    When was it built? Where was it built (what part of the states)?

    Halifax, Nova Scotia, USA

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    location of the apartment is what is driving up the cost of our current rental. We're walking distance from downtown which is fantastic but we're paying a lot for the convenience.

    The new place is close to my wife's work instead of mine, but I really don't mind what will be a ~30min bus ride.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Also did you get a "2-10" warranty?

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    Right now I can't even fathom buying a house because there's been like no stability in my life since like...2007

    I guess it'd be nice to "settle down" at some point but the idea of it just scares me right now

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Munkus - Keith's disturbingly precise knowledge is accurate, and it's 54 years old. Very well maintained from what I saw today, mostly new windows, and the inspector will check the roof/foundation.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Well, that's well outside my range of knowledge on house construction then.

    And 54 years old is past any warranty anyway.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    we've got a mortgage broker working out the best deal for us right now, but canadian mortgage rates are crazy low right now so he's going to try to lock something in for as long as possible. We've already gone over our finances with him and the price range we're buying in is well within our means which was a relief to hear.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    Fearghaill wrote:
    Munkus - Keith's disturbingly precise knowledge is accurate

    How is it disturbing?? You know I know you live in Halifax since you know Darwyn Cooke!

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    it's not that you know, it's that you know.

    you know?
    <3

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    Fearghaill wrote:
    it's not that you know, it's that you know.

    you know?
    <3

    :cry:

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    ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    I'm half tempted to start looking at condos here to just see how "real" the Facebook Effect is going to be.

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    In the UK, a lot of new(er) houses are garbage, and old ones are often of higher value

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    MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    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.
    Kadith wrote: »
    now apply this sentence to a vagina

    Damn it, mind. Why do you do this shit to me.

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    Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    My brother has this awesome house down in VA, 2 story with a fully finished basement, outdoor patio and big backyard (but the backyard has a pretty steep hill/incline toward the edge of the land).

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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    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.
    Kadith wrote: »
    now apply this sentence to a vagina

    Damn it, mind. Why do you do this shit to me.

    I think i've seen that video

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Keith wrote:
    The Geek wrote:
    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.

    It's rewarding, though

    Not so much.

    BLM - ACAB
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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    The Geek wrote:
    Keith wrote:
    The Geek wrote:
    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.

    It's rewarding, though

    Not so much.

    Totally

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    Remember: inspect that shit

    Get a dude who knows what he is doing to look at it and make sure there is not some kind of problem with the foundation that will cost thirty thousand dollars to fix, and the roof is not leaky because that shit costs twenty thousand, and there's no significant water damage because that will cost like ten grand

    Also don't get locked into a shitty mortgage that will own you for the rest of your natural life

    This is my advice for all homeowners ever

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Basically we have an awesome super experienced real estate agent who is also a family friend and therefore will not dick us over, and anyone she suggests re: mortgage broker and home inspector we feel pretty safe trusting.

    Also my best friend does estimates for a disaster recovery company so any work that the inspector says is needed, he can probably ballpark the cost to within 10%.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Have you checked for ghosts?

    What about wolfmen?

    Vampires?

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    How excited are you

    Is it so excited??

    I'm excited for you

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    edited February 2012
    we actually insisted the ghosts stay as part of the offer. They have to take the vampires with them, though.

    UnbrokenEva on
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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Inclusions: Fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer, wood stove, ghosts, curtains.

    Keith: I thought the amount that I was excited for PAX was as excited as a person could get. Turns out I was wrong.

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote:
    Basically we have an awesome super experienced real estate agent who is also a family friend and therefore will not dick us over, and anyone she suggests re: mortgage broker and home inspector we feel pretty safe trusting.

    Also my best friend does estimates for a disaster recovery company so any work that the inspector says is needed, he can probably ballpark the cost to within 10%.

    You are one lucky fuck

    Thank every god you can think of for your good fortune

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    hell, even the thought of not needing to go to a laundromat to wash our clothes excites me.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    Fearghaill wrote:
    hell, even the thought of not needing to go to a laundromat to wash our clothes excites me.

    You're gonna need that washer and dryer to clean up the excitement

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    Assuming everything goes swimmingly, when would you guys be moving?

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Olivaw wrote:
    Fearghaill wrote:
    Basically we have an awesome super experienced real estate agent who is also a family friend and therefore will not dick us over, and anyone she suggests re: mortgage broker and home inspector we feel pretty safe trusting.

    Also my best friend does estimates for a disaster recovery company so any work that the inspector says is needed, he can probably ballpark the cost to within 10%.

    You are one lucky fuck

    Thank every god you can think of for your good fortune

    oh, I know. I'm basically going to force any friends that are looking for a house to work with Leila even if I have to do so at gunpoint, and when she retires I'm going to ask her for recommendations on who she would use.

    seriously this whole process has been easier than I thought possible. I can't imagine what it would be like with an agent I didn't trust completely.

    UnbrokenEva on
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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    All goes well, closing is in mid-may.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    Fearghaill wrote:
    All goes well, closing is in mid-may.

    That's gonna feel like forever

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    yeah, but it means 3 months to pack and throw shit out, and as we'll be paying rent for May on this place, we'll have up to 2 weeks to move.

    Also I'm the guy that helps everyone else move, so lots of favours to call in.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    Fearghaill wrote:
    Also I'm the guy that helps everyone else move, so lots of favours to call in.

    As another guy that helps everyone else move

    good luck with that

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    yes but I have better friends

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    That's true

    You have a face no one could say no to

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    I assume that's how I convinced my wife to marry me, yeah.

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