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Closing on 1st Home Today

Closing on my first home today. It’s going to be great not having to move again for a long time. We have moved 4 times in the last 5 years from apartment to apartment. No more! The kids will now have a yard to play in and maybe we’ll get a dog eventually.

Congrats. Thats a good feeling

Comgrats!

Is it the one you were talking about making an offer on?

How much did you offer if you don’t mind me asking?

[quote]StevenF wrote:
Closing on my first home today. It’s going to be great not having to move again for a long time. We have moved 4 times in the last 5 years from apartment to apartment. No more! The kids will now have a yard to play in and maybe we’ll get a dog eventually. [/quote]

Hey congrats!!! That’s got to be exciting. I’ll be closing on my first one in June so let me know any speed bumps you find along the way…

That’s huge, great work!

Awesome man, it’s a great feeling!

congrats. I was just checking out the Redfin app

now the fun begins! I wish I could just buy all new stuff.

Congrats friend! I hope I can say the same soon.

[quote]Testy1 wrote:
Comgrats!

Is it the one you were talking about making an offer on?

How much did you offer if you don’t mind me asking?[/quote]

Why does someone also have to bring up $$.

Congratulations and enjoy!

[quote]theuofh wrote:

[quote]Testy1 wrote:
Comgrats!

Is it the one you were talking about making an offer on?

How much did you offer if you don’t mind me asking?[/quote]

Why does someone also have to bring up $$. [/quote]

In his defense there was a thread from this poster talking about how much he should be offering on a particularly priced home. So OP had already used exact numbers and people were giving him opinions on what his offer should be. So he’s just finishing the story

[quote]theuofh wrote:

[quote]Testy1 wrote:
Comgrats!

Is it the one you were talking about making an offer on?

How much did you offer if you don’t mind me asking?[/quote]

Why does someone also have to bring up $$. [/quote]

does this hurt your feelings? fuck, this is twat-ism at it’s finest. Too much soft emotions in society today, harden up bro.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY.

They don’t give houses away for free, apparently you need this brought to your attention.

Once someone buys a house, the thoughts;
“did I pay too much”?
“Am I going to be able to sell for more than I paid”?
“Am I going to have to pay to get out of this house”?
“could I have paid less”?
“Should I have spent more on a bigger, nicer house”?

…can run through the homeowners mind quite often

What are you a billionaire and money is no object for you?

I’m on my 2nd house. The closing is quite exhausting with all the stuff you have to sign back and forth across the table.

The 1st thing we did was right after, went down the street and bought our dining room set and the next day all of our appliances. It was like Xmas less the bows.

Rob

[quote]carbiduis wrote:

[quote]theuofh wrote:

[quote]Testy1 wrote:
Comgrats!

Is it the one you were talking about making an offer on?

How much did you offer if you don’t mind me asking?[/quote]

Why does someone also have to bring up $$. [/quote]

does this hurt your feelings? fuck, this is twat-ism at it’s finest. Too much soft emotions in society today, harden up bro.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY.

They don’t give houses away for free, apparently you need this brought to your attention.

Once someone buys a house, the thoughts;
“did I pay too much”?
“Am I going to be able to sell for more than I paid”?
“Am I going to have to pay to get out of this house”?
“could I have paid less”?
“Should I have spent more on a bigger, nicer house”?

…can run through the homeowners mind quite often

What are you a billionaire and money is no object for you?

[/quote]
You havin a bad day carbiduis? You wanna talk about it?

[quote]StevenF wrote:
now the fun begins! I wish I could just buy all new stuff. [/quote]

just make sure you christen ALL the rooms properly!

[quote]usmccds423 wrote:

[quote]carbiduis wrote:

[quote]theuofh wrote:

[quote]Testy1 wrote:
Comgrats!

Is it the one you were talking about making an offer on?

How much did you offer if you don’t mind me asking?[/quote]

Why does someone also have to bring up $$. [/quote]

does this hurt your feelings? fuck, this is twat-ism at it’s finest. Too much soft emotions in society today, harden up bro.

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY.

They don’t give houses away for free, apparently you need this brought to your attention.

Once someone buys a house, the thoughts;
“did I pay too much”?
“Am I going to be able to sell for more than I paid”?
“Am I going to have to pay to get out of this house”?
“could I have paid less”?
“Should I have spent more on a bigger, nicer house”?

…can run through the homeowners mind quite often

What are you a billionaire and money is no object for you?

[/quote]
You havin a bad day carbiduis? You wanna talk about it?
[/quote]

Quite the opposite…I had a pr this morning of squatting 345x12, but thanks for asking.

[quote]coolnatedawg wrote:

[quote]theuofh wrote:

[quote]Testy1 wrote:
Comgrats!

Is it the one you were talking about making an offer on?

How much did you offer if you don’t mind me asking?[/quote]

Why does someone also have to bring up $$. [/quote]

In his defense there was a thread from this poster talking about how much he should be offering on a particularly priced home. So OP had already used exact numbers and people were giving him opinions on what his offer should be. So he’s just finishing the story[/quote]

Thanks. Yeah, that was why I asked.

[quote]beachguy498 wrote:
I’m on my 2nd house. The closing is quite exhausting with all the stuff you have to sign back and forth across the table.

The 1st thing we did was right after, went down the street and bought our dining room set and the next day all of our appliances. It was like Xmas less the bows.

Rob[/quote]

part of the selling point of the house we decided to go with was all new appliances included. Samsung dishwasher, range, microwave, and big ass refrigerator. Real nice Kenmore washer and dryer. Probably almost $10k in appliances. Testy brought up my other thread where I was inquiring about making an offer on a foreclosure. When I made that thread we had already put an offer in on the house we just closed on which is literally the same house(two houses down) only they did a lot of work to it. The one we bought was $135k, the foreclosure was $112k. We decided to go with the more expensive one because it was move-in ready and requires absolutely no work and like I said the appliances were included.

In the end we are happy, probably would have saved some money with the foreclosure. But with 2 kids and my wife in nursing school and working and myself working afternoons it would have been pretty hard to do all the work ourselves at this point in our lives. I still have a lot of stuff I want to do myself, like make the garage really nice (epoxy paint floor) and pull up the carpet and install hardwood floors. Maybe add an addition onto the garage and have my home gym in there instead of the garage. I have lots of ideas. Thanks for the kind words everyone it really is awesome coming home to a home!

[quote]StevenF wrote:

[quote]beachguy498 wrote:
I’m on my 2nd house. The closing is quite exhausting with all the stuff you have to sign back and forth across the table.

The 1st thing we did was right after, went down the street and bought our dining room set and the next day all of our appliances. It was like Xmas less the bows.

Rob[/quote]

part of the selling point of the house we decided to go with was all new appliances included. Samsung dishwasher, range, microwave, and big ass refrigerator. Real nice Kenmore washer and dryer. Probably almost $10k in appliances. Testy brought up my other thread where I was inquiring about making an offer on a foreclosure. When I made that thread we had already put an offer in on the house we just closed on which is literally the same house(two houses down) only they did a lot of work to it. The one we bought was $135k, the foreclosure was $112k. We decided to go with the more expensive one because it was move-in ready and requires absolutely no work and like I said the appliances were included.

In the end we are happy, probably would have saved some money with the foreclosure. But with 2 kids and my wife in nursing school and working and myself working afternoons it would have been pretty hard to do all the work ourselves at this point in our lives. I still have a lot of stuff I want to do myself, like make the garage really nice (epoxy paint floor) and pull up the carpet and install hardwood floors. Maybe add an addition onto the garage and have my home gym in there instead of the garage. I have lots of ideas. Thanks for the kind words everyone it really is awesome coming home to a home!

[/quote]

A house the needs work plus appliances can nickel and dime you to $27k before you blink, plus you have to do all the work and its not done when you move in. It sounds like you made a good call for your situation.