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#1 Jodimichelle

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    Posted 11 December 2009 - 08:04 PM

    Just venting

    My fiance and I have been searching for a home for about a good 6 months. It is such a frustrating process....Esp when we have somewhat of a time period. For first time buyers we get around 8,000 back in taxes if we purchase a house before April. That does not leave us enough time..or if there is time...where are the houses?!?!?
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    #2 ChicagoPT

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      Posted 11 December 2009 - 09:25 PM

      You can buy my condo! My fiance and I are trying to sell both of our condos and then buy a house! AND planning a wedding! I feel your pain.

      #3 allyson779

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        Posted 11 December 2009 - 09:42 PM

        I know the feeling!
        Some websites that I have been addicted to lately are:
        Homes for sale and apartments for rent ? Move.com
        BlockShopper - Welcome
        Real Estate, Homes for Sale & Real Estate Values - Zillow
        They provide really good inforamtion.
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        #4 Jodimichelle

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          Posted 11 December 2009 - 11:56 PM

          Thanks..I have searched n searched the internet. The housing market is suppose to be on the buyers side...but I do not see that much of a difference.
          PLUS-it seems like every house we look at, there is always a catch.

          sigh sigh!
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          #5 shellk

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            Posted 12 December 2009 - 05:27 AM

            im sure you will find one good luck

            #6 **~Linda~**

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              Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:27 AM

              I hear you on that one! Except i dont think FI and I will be able to buy a house before April... I know wishful thinking but i hope the re extend the tax credit again.... =(

              Good luck in your search I know what you mean about the current house market, honestly, have you spoken to a realtor? We were investigating realtors in NY Queens area that also worked with LI for us to help our search. We tried for about a year on our own and honestly have come to the conclusion that with the help of a realtor its much less stressful. HtH

              #7 nsimpson

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                Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:48 AM

                Yikes!!! Now that's pressure. Good luck, and keep positive.
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                #8 carolina24

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                  Posted 12 December 2009 - 12:33 PM

                  My FI and I bought our condo last Oct and it took a good three months. It was really stressful but in the end it all worked out. Stay positive :) good luck!!

                  #9 Girasole

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                    Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:34 PM

                    Wow, did they extend the tax credit? That's awesome if they did. We spent a good 6 months & looking at about 100 houses before we bought ours. My advice, be patient and don't settle.
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                    #10 Krista_H

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                      Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:58 PM

                      Just don't settle!!

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