I'm in the process of buying a home.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Hawaii Islander, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. I found a nice 2 bedroom, 2 bath town house in Rio Rico, AZ. The seller accepted my offer and my real estate agent says we should close on August 10th. I will post pics possibly as soon as Monday evening. This will be my first home purchase. I see a music room in my future! :)
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  2. Congratulations on the house purchase.
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  3. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    Out of the lava flow and into the desert.
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  4. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Los Lunas, NM

    I'm planning on moving to New Mexico soon, so that I can actually afford to buy my own home.

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  5. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Nice. I wish I was more discerning when I was looking. Didn't think about a detached garage or basement to use as a music room. I owned a complete studio and had to sell everything due to no room. We settled.
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  6. Aberdumbie


    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    Congrats. A home purchase can be such an emotional roller coaster. Happy this was a good experience. Now, get busy with the music room plans!
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  7. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    You probably should have saved the new house post for after you move in. A LOT of things can go wrong between now & then. Usually the biggest problems are getting the home to pass inspections, because if anything fails inspection the current homeowner needs to fix it & they are usually reluctant. (because it costs money)

    Good Luck!
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  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Try selling one.
  9. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown

    Feb 16, 2011
    I've heard that the outside of money, the most stressful things on a relationship are moving and home buying/selling/remodeling.
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  10. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Congratulations. Good luck with the closing!
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  11. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Congratulations !
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  12. Aberdumbie


    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    Six years ago I sold the same house... Three times.... In two months!!!
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  13. James Collins

    James Collins Guest

    Mar 25, 2017
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  14. Sorry you had to give up your studio.
  15. Ouch!
  16. Thanks for the likes and the comments! I'll keep you posted. The closing date is scheduled for August 10th. Things are moving so quickly, the closing date could be sooner.
  17. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Make sure you get your inspections done, and requested repairs completed.

  18. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    Congrats! We just closed on a house two weeks ago! Enjoy and get a Home Depot credit card! You'll be living there for a bit.
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  19. Update: The home purchase did not go through. A last minute snag ended the process. I'm staying where I am for the time being and will look again at the end of the year. My landlord has several properties in the area and will explore possible options for long term housing.
  20. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    The opinion I have is the housing bubble is going to burst in spring of 2018, at least the one where I live.
    May not be so bad an idea to wait if your area is as hot as mine right now.
    Our house sold in less than 12 hours to a buyer with an escalation clause in his offer, and he overlooked several concerns (some rather expensive) from the inspection just so he could get the house.
    We missed the bubble in 2009, so the wife and I were happy not to this time.