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Buying a House

SuicideBlonde

Adorkable rockstar!
Location
Sunshine
Inspection went well, only a few minor things. I sent the report to an insurance company today. I just saw the house is off the market on truila. This is going crazy fast.
 

KLS52

“SnarkMaster”
My daughter has been looking for a house for two years now and no luck. Part of the issue is she wants to stay in the same town she's in so the available houses are few and far between. Every time a good prospect becomes available, it's either way out of budget or someone else beats them to it. So frustrating.

She saw one today and it looks really nice to me. Her husband loves it and the price is right but she's being stubborn, again, lol. I get that you don't want to just buy anything, but sometimes I feel like she is being too particular. The property is amazing and if a few things inside aren't perfect, you can make changes. But she won't hear of it. So I guess the search continues. Her husband is really mad, though, lol.
 

PTree15

Beach bum
Location
Connecticut
OMG, that house is awesome. The yard is amazing, too. Is it the house in particular she doesn't like? Or is it the neighborhood or something?
 

PTree15

Beach bum
Location
Connecticut
The house...for some crazy reason.
Hmm, I guess I can sort of understand it? I was lucky that I found mine on the first day out of looking, but I'd scoped houses out online and picked the ones I thought had potential. Maybe she's waiting for that "OMG, this is it" feeling. That's what I got when I walked into what is now my house. Though if I could have afforded something like the one you posted, I'd have been all over it! The colors are sort of neutral, but that's probably by design. I'm one of those people who is able to see past decorating to see the potential. I don't know. I just fell in love with my house the minute I walked in. Maybe she is waiting for that moment. :D
 

silva

Addicted Poster
Location
Ohio, U.S.A
I honestly hate the way it's way it's laid out. The two living rooms, the kitchen is terribly plain and only seems to open to maybe the dining room. I like the backyard.
It looks so suburbiny and new
 

PTree15

Beach bum
Location
Connecticut
I honestly hate the way it's way it's laid out. The two living rooms, the kitchen is terribly plain and only seems to open to maybe the dining room. I like the backyard.
It looks so suburbiny and new
It does look suburbiny, but it has potential. If she could spice up the colors, that would be awesome. Also, the rooms with the hardwood floor have potential as well. The house itself doesn't have tons of character, but man, I would love all that space, lol.

ETA: That said, the layout of my house really grabbed me, so maybe that is an issue. Plus...the finished part of the basement. Huge deal for me :D
 

KLS52

“SnarkMaster”
I honestly hate the way it's way it's laid out. The two living rooms, the kitchen is terribly plain and only seems to open to maybe the dining room. I like the backyard.
It looks so suburbiny and new
I agree about the kitchen, but that's something I feel that she can change at some point. It's probably the most boring room in the house.
It's not my style but I think it's basically what she likes. I tend to go more country. And the property is fabulous, imo. I'm not sure what suburbiny means...as in suburbs, I suppose. But I don't know why that is a bad thing, unless you like city or more rural? Hahaha...I'm not good at real estate stuff. I just know if I like/don't like something.

When I moved to where I am now, 22 years ago, I saw a lot of houses. When I saw the house I ended up buying, I remember thinking, this feels like home. I think that is what she's looking for. This house didn't speak to her.
 

PTree15

Beach bum
Location
Connecticut
I agree about the kitchen, but that's something I feel that she can change at some point. It's probably the most boring room in the house.
It's not my style but I think it's basically what she likes. I tend to go more country. And the property is fabulous, imo. I'm not sure what suburbiny means...as in suburbs, I suppose. But I don't know why that is a bad thing, unless you like city or more rural? Hahaha...I'm not good at real estate stuff. I just know if I like/don't like something.

When I moved to where I am now, 22 years ago, I saw a lot of houses. When I saw the house I ended up buying, I remember thinking, this feels like home. I think that is what she's looking for. This house didn't speak to her.
When I think of "suburbiny," I think of houses that all look the same and have sort of a cookie-cutter look to them. They don't have a lot of the very subjective "character" of older houses.

Yep, I know what you mean about the house speaking to her. You know it the minute you see it. I never thought that would happen to me, but it did. Best feeling ever. :)
 

KLS52

“SnarkMaster”
When I think of "suburbiny," I think of houses that all look the same and have sort of a cookie-cutter look to them. They don't have a lot of the very subjective "character" of older houses.

Yep, I know what you mean about the house speaking to her. You know it the minute you see it. I never thought that would happen to me, but it did. Best feeling ever. :)
Makes me think of Stepford Wives, lol.
Yes, then it is suburban-y. :) I imagine it's what she will end up with. She hasn't been looking at any other type of house.
 
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