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post #31 of 39
Congrats!
post #32 of 39
That house is an AMAZING starter house! I am so jealous But congrats! Im happy to know others who are in school can do it as I'll be in school for another 3 years! But my BF works full time and we are trying to save! Good job!
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If I understand the math, which I do, you cannot get a cute house like that in the Bay Area. Congrats!!
It's a great price!!! All right I'll tell you guys, they put it on the internet for everyone to see anyway.

We're getting it for $61,000 with $2,000 for closing costs, and we get whatever is left over. It's a GREAT deal even around here. Most people price their house about $5,000 more than what it's worth to neogiate with. This couple actually knew my SO's family and they were really happy to work with us and give "a nice young couple" a home. I'm so thankful! There were quite a few house flippers wanting this house!

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Originally Posted by mews2much View Post
Thats less then ours. Our insurance is 600 a year and we are doing it seperate. Our House payment is a little more then our Rent was but it will be worth it. We have hardwood floors also in the living room. I just messed up my Sony trying to upload House pics so everyone can see. I am glad you got a house.
I'm not sure what our insurance would be, but the bank guessed it at 650, on the high side, and added that to our mortage payment.

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Originally Posted by Februa View Post
OMG Im so considering moving to IA!!
Your house is super-cute, has a MASSIVE yard, and with minor updates will look amazing. $15,000 in rent takes about 15 months to spend here in Edmonton. And thats for a one bedroom apartment. I havnt seen any actual houses for less than $1800 a month (well, some out of town, but we need to be urban for school/work purposes). I feel like Ill never ever be able to own
Cant wait for more pics after painting etc. I also love the little back shed!
You should move here!!! As long as you're not a teacher or a nurse! Iowa's pretty bad about paying our important people good money. People from other areas must not have yards!

YIKES!!! $1,000 a month!!!! Ouch! I would cry if I lived in an area like that! A house around here for $1,800 would be a REALLY nice house. $1,000 monthy payment would buy us a really nice house!

Oh and the shed is actually a one car garage with a lot of extra space!

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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
That's a really cute little house, and I love the surroundings. Being that old, it may not be terribly efficient, but that can be fixed.

When it was built, I'd almost bet that was some WWII soldier's little dream house.
We have great neighbors. I'm actually a little embarrassed, we're the worst house on the block

And it will be interesting to see how efficient it is. We're in a 110 year old 2 story house with no insulation.....I think it will be a big change for us!

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Originally Posted by Russian Blue View Post
You must be so happy! 6 years ago we were looking for a starter home as well. In our area, it's almost impossible to find something in a good neighbourhood that doesn't cost a fortune.

But, we were patient, and after viewing over 50 houses (!) we found our current home. We had to renovate everything in it, but we it and it's been a great investment.

Enjoy!
I am happy! Everything just some how fell in to place, it was fate! This town doesn't really have a bad neighborhood, there's only 2,000 people here! And I'm so glad you found a good place! I can't wait to know what it feels like to own my own space!
post #34 of 39
It pays to live in the boonies! A house like that would *probably* go for 10K less here, but I'm far more rural than you are, I think.
post #35 of 39
I just wanted to add- (in reguards to my roof thread!) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure you get a thorough home inspection whatever home you decide to get! They are worth it!!!
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i bought a small 'starter' home 11 years ago - 927 sq. ft. my house payment was also smaller than my rent at the time for a 1 bedroom apartment.
post #37 of 39
I am soooooo happy for you!

It looks inside very much like my first rental house with a roommate, which was such a homey wonderful memory for me. I hope you are very happy there!

Hopefully I will posting something like yours in a few years too, lets hope the real esate in California keeps on going down! (good for me, bad for some)
post #38 of 39
Congrats It must be super-exciting! Our builders are saying our house will be done by the end of October and we can't wait.
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It pays to live in the boonies! A house like that would *probably* go for 10K less here, but I'm far more rural than you are, I think.
That's no kidding! It probably would go for less where you're at. We live in a pretty good small town. A lot of "rich" people have been building houses and the old rich neighborhood where our new house is.

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I just wanted to add- (in reguards to my roof thread!) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure you get a thorough home inspection whatever home you decide to get! They are worth it!!!
WE WILL!!! We've heard far too many horror stories. We do know that the roof will need replaced in the next few years. Lucky for us my SO's family does roofing! We're just hoping the home inspection doesn't come up with anything big, that's the only thing that needs to pass in order for the sale to be 100% final.

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i bought a small 'starter' home 11 years ago - 927 sq. ft. my house payment was also smaller than my rent at the time for a 1 bedroom apartment.
Wow! That's amazing! I wish our mortage was going to be less than our rent, that would be nice! It's not too much more than rent, so I suppose that's good enough!

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Originally Posted by Meowers View Post
I am soooooo happy for you!

It looks inside very much like my first rental house with a roommate, which was such a homey wonderful memory for me. I hope you are very happy there!

Hopefully I will posting something like yours in a few years too, lets hope the real esate in California keeps on going down! (good for me, bad for some)
for you!!! It does look like a nice little cozy place to call home!

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Congrats It must be super-exciting! Our builders are saying our house will be done by the end of October and we can't wait.
Oh my gosh it is exciting!!! for you and your house being done on time! You'll have to post pictures!
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