Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:47 pm Post subject: Just bought my First house
I know its only a house, but its pretty exciting when you buy your first one. Me and my boyfriend were sick of paying $1400 a month in rent for a house smaller than we bought. Place is bout 15 minutes outside the city on a 1 acre lot with almost no tax.
House is very un-assuming from the outside.
But is super nice on the inside
36x26 Garage with 12' ceilings. Has its own 200A Service, and Dual zone in floor Glycol Heat.
We must have looked at 30+ houses, but they were either out of our price range, or if we REALLY liked it we'd end up getting outbid by 20-30 grand. One of the places went for 65,000 over asking at 325,000...
A buddy showed us this on Com-Free for s**t and giggles, and we didn't even consider it at first due to the commute to the city for work (Oh Woh is me, 15 extra minutes.... lol) and that we knew nothing about buying a house, we were going to use a Realtor. We ended up seeing the place, and fell in love with the Garage and the lack of taxes (1000$ a year vs 2900-3900$ for any house in the city).
Congrats on the house! In the next few years, I want to start the process of finding a place. Paying rent is like pissing money away in my opinion anymore. Now to get a better job and find a place in the DMV with enough garage space.... lol
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We ended up seeing the place, and fell in love with the Garage and the lack of taxes (1000$ a year vs 2900-3900$ for any house in the city).
Related to the lower taxes, just be prepared in case you need septic or well system repairs, since I doubt you're on public systems. Septic pricing adds up fast - and watch where you park if you park on the grass at any time - it's easy to crush perforated pipes and damage the infiltration bed.
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