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#1 Heidi

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    Posted 04 March 2008 - 10:47 AM

    Reggie and I have been casually house hunting for um like about a year now. CASUALLY. Always thinking we have loads of time before we NEED to buy. I have 2 vents - 1: Even with a budget of $200,000 - we can't find anything that isn't a piece of . It is so frustrating... The Philly suburb area housing market SUCKS unless you have $400,000+ to spend. 2: We're RUNNING out of time!

    Last night, our realtor was showing up a serious crap hole - I swear it looked nice online! The back yard was train tracks. It sucked... anyway, we realized LAST NIGHT that we're not going to have anywhere to live once we're married. He's still living at home with parents, and I'm in a TINY 1 bedroom apartment that is far too small just for me, my 2 cats & the bird. He stays over a lot, but it's cramped and not exactly comfortable. Seriously, it's like 200 square feet. It's a bedroom that barely fits my bed & 1 dresser; a living room/eating area that fits a table, my couch & a chair, and a kitchen with no counter space.

    Ah, I feel better now. Vents rock...

    Oh, did I mention that the ONE house we liked and were seriously considering putting an offer on was sold YESTERDAY?!?! We were supposed to go see it again last night to make our final decision and it was GONE! Grrrrrr....
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    #2 Alesha4

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      Posted 04 March 2008 - 10:52 AM

      I am sure that probably was not the house for you! Everything will unfold as it should. Just look at it this way. That house being sold has made room for a better house to come through.

      We were in the same rut last year. Just wasn't finding what we wanted without going over our budget. We finally decided on renting this house with the option to buy it in one year. I am glad we did this b/c I don't think I want to buy it after only living in it for a month! Just to much that will need to be renovated and fixed (my fathers a carpenter so I get very picky). I am not looking forward to shopping out a house again. We may resort to a condo!

      Best of Luck! Things will definitely fall into place just believe it...

      #3 Christine

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      Posted 04 March 2008 - 10:56 AM

      oh that stinks, I feel your pain, we are in a lease to buy option right now and there is nothing in the DC metro area for less than 400,000, who has that kind of money.
      We actually might be able to get our place for about 340,000
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      #4 amandalovesryan

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        Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:00 AM

        Heidi, what about looking out by me? Things are cheaper out this way. Especially out by douglassville and that area. Or pottstown. Maybe try places on the 422 corridor. Or, if you want to rent, we rent an awesome townhouse right now that is great. There are a lot of great townhomes out this way that are not too bad and then you could maybe buy next year.
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        #5 starchild

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          Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:03 AM

          That stinks Heidi but don't give up hope, I hear these things can take forever. I would just start looking for a cute place to rent so that you have some space and a fresh start as newleyweds.

          So this will be your first place together? Awwwwwwww...have fun! When you do buy a house you may look back and appreciate having lived somewhere else (or a few places even) before you settled down in one spot :)

          #6 Heidi

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            Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:06 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by amandalovesryan
            Heidi, what about looking out by me? Things are cheaper out this way. Especially out by douglassville and that area. Or pottstown. Maybe try places on the 422 corridor. Or, if you want to rent, we rent an awesome townhouse right now that is great. There are a lot of great townhomes out this way that are not too bad and then you could maybe buy next year.
            That's TOO far for us! We work in Ft Washington and that is too far of a commute for me! haha! The furthest we're looking is Telford... but really, closer to Glenside/Ft Washington/Ambler/etc would be ideal!
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            #7 Christine

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            Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:08 AM

            oh I see why you are freaking out, your ticker says one month! Wow. I am so excited for your wedding!!!
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            #8 ACDCDCAC

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            Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:08 AM

            That sucks Heidi. We're gonna be in the same position after the wedding, well as far as searching goes anyways. Luckily we're already living in sin, but we've just really outgrown our 2B/1B house, with us, 2 kids, 2 cats, 2 dogs, and 2 worthless fish. Just not enough space!

            Good luck to you guys, and like Alesha says it was all in line to make sure you get a better house than the one you saw!

            #9 Heidi

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              Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:09 AM

              Renting around here is the same if not more than what a mortgage payment would be. It just doesn't make sense. Plus, we really want to buy!
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              #10 starchild

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                Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:10 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by DougsGirl
                Luckily we're already living in sin, but we've just really outgrown our 2B/1B house, with us, 2 kids, 2 cats, 2 dogs, and 2 worthless fish. Just not enough space!
                Worthless fish...haha...that made me laugh! We lived in sin for many a year ourselves :P




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