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Buying a House

KLS52

“SnarkMaster”
Those are good questions. I forwarded the information to my son. I think he should start to make some serious considerations if he really wants to be on his own. Having the property is a big advantage. He needs to find out the cost of foundation, plumbing, well and septic. I’m pretty sure the existing well/septic are not functioning but to be honest, I don’t really know since they haven’t been used in over 20 years. Do they go bad? Lol
These are things he should start making calls about if he’s serious.
 

shyvas

Deity
Forum Moderator
Those are good questions. I forwarded the information to my son. I think he should start to make some serious considerations if he really wants to be on his own. Having the property is a big advantage. He needs to find out the cost of foundation, plumbing, well and septic. I’m pretty sure the existing well/septic are not functioning but to be honest, I don’t really know since they haven’t been used in over 20 years. Do they go bad? Lol
These are things he should start making calls about if he’s serious.
I would say yes. Everything has wear and tear plus these additional costs need to be included in his purchase. It may still be a good way in which to climb onto that property ladder.
 

silva

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Location
Ohio, U.S.A
Those are good questions. I forwarded the information to my son. I think he should start to make some serious considerations if he really wants to be on his own. Having the property is a big advantage. He needs to find out the cost of foundation, plumbing, well and septic. I’m pretty sure the existing well/septic are not functioning but to be honest, I don’t really know since they haven’t been used in over 20 years. Do they go bad? Lol
These are things he should start making calls about if he’s serious.
He really needs a ton researched. Is there already electric lines? How about internet service.
Between having to build, service or replace plumbing and well water, and new plumbing lines, heating.....as well as high cost of living area and taxes, and transportation. Is it completely rural?
Does it have a driveway, drainage ditch? Any utilities?
Sometimes people hold on to land because it's already paid for without thinking of all the extra costs it will entail to actually live there
 

KLS52

“SnarkMaster”
The property does have the electric lines. It also has well and septic but my guess is they are no longer any good, but I don’t know much about that stuff. He definitely needs to do his homework if he is even considering it.
 

Tom

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Location
Upstate New York
I will be posting here soon. So very, very close to paying off my student loan, and then my next goal will be saving up for a house. I would like to buy property and build a place out of shipping containers, or maybe use one of those log-home kits you can buy. I haven't researched it too deeply yet.

But whatever I do, it will be unconventional :D
My dad was seriously thinking about building a small camp/house on an upstate New York lake; he'd gone so far as to buy a plot of undeveloped land. Nearby, there are friends of our family from as long as I remember (longer, actually... supposedly they let their oldest daughter and I sleep together in a bed when we were infants of about the same age. Dad used to tease me about how I had to marry her...)

Inspection is set for Saturday. I hate that I have to get out of the house with the cats for what could be up to two hours. I feel bad for them. They don’t like it. ☹
I hate it when that happens too. There's a change in routine, like going to the vet, which they HATE, and we can't explain why it's happening and how we still love them.
 

KLS52

“SnarkMaster”
Thanks silva! And we don’t have to do the radon remediation. We offered them a credit of the price we were quoted and they prefer to do it themselves. That’s a relief for us.
 
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