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Old 08-19-13, 11:11 AM   #1
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I'm now a homeowner

The wife & I closed on a house last Thursday (8/15).

2500 sq feet
one story
2 bedroom
2 bathroom
2 car garage
2 large living areas
large utility room
bike room (8' x 7')
landscaped back yard with 8' x 10' shed
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The neighbor to our right is a retired school teacher & her husband. The neighbor to our left is a HS science teacher, and his other neighbor is also a teacher. It's a nice, quiet neighborhood.
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Old 08-19-13, 11:19 AM   #2
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Congratulations! But when I look at the prices of the homes in that area and compare them to Metro Seattle, I just want to weep. Houses look to be about one-third of the cost down there.
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Old 08-19-13, 11:29 AM   #3
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For the what the house's in my hood go for I could buy three of them. Mind you your taxes are about par or just a little higher.
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Oh and welcome to the house rich and the money poor.
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I forgot to mention, we got it for $84k.
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I forgot to mention, we got it for $84k.
Congratulations! Wow, $84K for a 2,200-sq-ft home? That wouldn't even get us a studio condo in Seattle!

[EDIT] $84K. LOL

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Old 08-19-13, 11:57 AM   #7
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Congratulations! Wow, $84 for a 2,200-sq-ft home? That wouldn't even get us a studio condo in Seattle!
Won't even buy a lot (1/4 acre) of land where I am.
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Old 08-19-13, 12:03 PM   #8
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tHAT IS AWESOME... Congrats... like the specs... and the Price... In rural Eastern NC you can find these deals and in small towns around but look in Raleigh or Charlotte it quadruples... Built my house 12 years ago, 1700 squre feet, 24x24 2 car garage for $112K...1/2 acre lot.
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I forgot to mention, we got it for $84k.
My bike costs more than that.
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Just took a second look at the specs of the house. The bike room is small, lay claim to the garage right quick like!
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Yeah, very nice. Like others have said you got a smoking deal. One of our listings just closed for $510,000 - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1500 sq. ft., 6,000 sq. ft. lot. I think 84K was the down payment!!!
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Just took a second look at the specs of the house. The bike room is small, lay claim to the garage right quick like!
I'm working on laying claim to the shed in the back yard, too. It is wired for electric & cable, and has its own A/C unit.


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Nice place! Congrats!!
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Looks like you got a great deal. Congratulations!
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The wife & I closed on a house last Thursday (8/15)
Sorry to hear it. Hope you get better, soon...
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The August compound in the Triangle area of NC was purchased for $212K in April. 1720sqft house (3bd/2ba) on .45ac with a 10x16 shed and a 12x20 carport.
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I'm working on laying claim to the shed in the back yard, too. It is wired for electric & cable, and has its own A/C unit.



That is one of the sharpest outhouses I've ever seen!
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Mine is 1720 sqft, 1/2-acre, 4 br, 1bth; built in '62. Got it for $46K. Funny -- same size property one street over is a little more than DOUBLE that.

I think it had to do with the previous owner being the parent of a local dealer/thug, involved in the murder of a local businessman; but they didn't go WPP... well, maybe the son did.

It's shelter, that's about it; doesn't feel like home, even after 11+ years.
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Congrats on the new house. Been a while since I was a homeowner... it's helluva nice (unless HOA makes it not nice).
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Congrats on the new house. Been a while since I was a homeowner... it's helluva nice (unless HOA makes it not nice).
No HOA. Wouldn't have considered it if there was one.
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Nice place, especially the shed. What's scarier, the mortgage or owning property so close to jsharr?
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Nice place, especially the shed. What's scarier, the mortgage or owning property so close to jsharr?
Having met jsharr, I'd have to say the mortgage is scarier.
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The wife & I closed on a house last Thursday
Congratulations. My wife has been wanting to move for a long time. Unfortunately she is looking at slightly more expensive houses.

I drove through downtown Irving on the way home from work tonight, I must live about 4 miles from you.

And to the other posters- average 2500 SF houses in some parts of the Dallas area can be up to about $500k. Some of the suburbs just aren't in that much demand and that pushes the value down compared to what the house looks like, IOW you can get a pretty nice house for not much money.
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