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    NFL Owner monogodo's Avatar
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    I'm now a homeowner

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

    2500 sq feet
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    2 car garage
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    large utility room
    bike room (8' x 7')
    landscaped back yard with 8' x 10' shed
    (Trulia listing)

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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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by monogodo View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by daihard View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by monogodo View Post
    I forgot to mention, we got it for $84k.
    My bike costs more than that.
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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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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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    congrats.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    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.


    Shed by monogodo


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    Nice place! Congrats!!


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    Looks like you got a great deal. Congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by monogodo View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by monogodo View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by monogodo View Post
    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.


    Shed by monogodo


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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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    Quote Originally Posted by RubenX View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by monogodo View Post
    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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