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House Hunting

mthrlangl

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First of all, we kinda-sorta a suburb of D.C. At least, a lot of people commute from our tiny little town. So, houses, for the most part, are at least $200,000 if you don't want to live in the ghetto in a piece of shit. That's fine. I can hunt and track something acceptable down. Three bedroom townhouses seem right up our alley. So I request to see one. Evidently, they just closed contract a few days ago - the website was so totally not updated; it wasn't listed as closed or under contract or anything.

Secondly, I don't think anyone takes us seriously - looking for a 3 bedroom house for under $100K. I guess that's just not done around here. I'm sure it'll be even better when they see how young we are (especially since we both look to be about 19 - on a good day).

Stupid stupid stupid.

Luckily, J is up for a few raises and/or promotions in the next month or so..
 

lobo

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@ second :

Glue mustache and beard and use bad language - You both will look more maturnity.

Buing a house is suck! Prices are suck!
 

mthrlangl

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lobo said:
@ second :

Glue mustache and beard and use bad language - You both will look more maturnity.

Buing a house is suck! Prices are suck!
My husband says I already cuss a blue streak so blue it turns purple. So I don't think *that's* an issue.

I also think I would look silly with a mustache and beard.. Maybe we could glue them on Jason.
 

lobo

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mthrlangl said:
Maybe we could glue them on Jason.
It is so silly, that, probably it will work.

Did You ever try to use realtor? I met the previous home owners only once on settlement when I bought my house.
 

mthrlangl

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I've emailed back and forth with a realtor, but I'm not entirley sure she takes me seriously, given my requirements.
 

Paul

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Have you looked into NEW condos at all?
I just got a GREAT deal.... right around your price range.... but I also don't know the cost of living around you.
This place is new, they covered all the closing costs and down payment, and even before all that it was cheaper than most places around here.

Just a recommendation :)
 

mthrlangl

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moonsee said:
Have you looked into NEW condos at all?
I just got a GREAT deal.... right around your price range.... but I also don't know the cost of living around you.
This place is new, they covered all the closing costs and down payment, and even before all that it was cheaper than most places around here.

Just a recommendation :)
First of all, I don't even think there are any condos around here. Secondly, houses, on average for what we need (at least 3 bedrooms, because we plan on adding another kidlet sometime relatively soon), seem to run at least $150K if not $200K. (Like I said, we're pretty much a suburb of D.C., so we have a lot of the fairly well off living here and commuting, unfortunately.) Right now, it seems our best bet is a townhouse, which would be just fine with me. (Well, I guess those are somewhat condo-ish, come to think of it.) We'd want to move around the end of June, so now I just need to get a realtor to take me seriously and go from there.
 

lobo

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mthrlangl said:
Like I said, we're pretty much a suburb of D.C., so we have a lot of the fairly well off living here and commuting, unfortunately
Yeah!!! There are no THs in suburb of DC for $150,000. ... Of course ... You can find something ... but thus will be a shit-hole with bad neighborhood ... or ... it will be too far from DC, hour ... or two, or ... it will be old dead beef.
Anyway, there are 2 exelent databases about DC suburbs :

http://homesdatabase.com/

This is oficial MRIS portal. Very slow, very updated, but does not contains addresses

Another one :

http://longandfoster.com/

This is more advanced database, contains addresses and property status.
Also, I can recommend good realtor in this area ...

Good luck ...

Really, if You need some information about DC - ask, I am living aroung corner!

FUCK! FUCK! FUCK!

Sorry ... can not suppress this reflection of full libertation :D
 
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moonsee said:
Have you looked into NEW condos at all?
I just got a GREAT deal.... right around your price range.... but I also don't know the cost of living around you.
This place is new, they covered all the closing costs and down payment, and even before all that it was cheaper than most places around here.

Just a recommendation :)

dude that's ohio.. they did all that cuz no one wants to live in ohio
 

Smiss

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Oh honey you just reminded me to bring up my banking rant in here. ^_^
 

Smiss

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WaterB said:
dude that's ohio.. they did all that cuz no one wants to live in ohio
I do. :(

I'll stay in cleveland or move down to the Cincy/Dayton area.
 

mthrlangl

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lobo said:
Yeah!!! There are no THs in suburb of DC for $150,000. ... Of course ... You can find something ... but thus will be a shit-hole with bad neighborhood ... or ... it will be too far from DC, hour ... or two, or ... it will be old dead beef.
Well, luckily, we don't have to worry about commuting to D.C. And, we're far enough away to find a TH in our range, I think. One of my friends is supposed to be passing along the name of a realtor who isn't a douche, so we'll see how that goes.
 

BRiT

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WaterB said:
dude that's ohio.. they did all that cuz no one wants to live in ohio
As far as cost of living, Ohio's a pretty sweet place to live. For about the cost of houses in other states, you can get nearly a mansion in Ohio. Unfortunately the weather sucks 60% of the time, and the rest of the time it's perpetually overcast grey.
 

Smiss

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But employment pretty much sucks unless you are happy working retail. :/
 

mthrlangl

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Justin got the job :) Now he's just waiting for them to counter offer with salary, so we really can start looking in earnest :D
 
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mthrlangl said:
First of all, I don't even think there are any condos around here. Secondly, houses, on average for what we need (at least 3 bedrooms, because we plan on adding another kidlet sometime relatively soon), seem to run at least $150K if not $200K. (Like I said, we're pretty much a suburb of D.C., so we have a lot of the fairly well off living here and commuting, unfortunately.) Right now, it seems our best bet is a townhouse, which would be just fine with me. (Well, I guess those are somewhat condo-ish, come to think of it.) We'd want to move around the end of June, so now I just need to get a realtor to take me seriously and go from there.
Not to be a dick, but if you can't afford a 3 bedroom house in the area, why are you even thinking of adding another child to the equation? What happens if you lose your jobs? What happens if the hubby doesn't get that promotion? Don't get me wrong - affordable housing is something our country is lacking tremendously - especially in major metropolitan areas, but still. If you can't afford the house you want, is adding another mouth to feed the answer?
 

Broken

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It's true get into the house first. Do right by your child, and the one to come. Buy a house you can grow into, in nice neighborhood.
 

GottaHurt

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Actually you're in pretty good shape if you and Jason can suck wind for a few more months.Election year, there will be turnover no matter the outcome, either by promotion or by change of administration.You might want to look into bank repos and foreclosures, yes it happens to middle and upper class people too, and you might find a bargain in which the bank/finance company only wants the balance owed.Then float your loan for 30 years, owner financing is an option as well.Good luck whichever way you decide to go.