I Just Bought a House!

1. Mar 13, 2006

Staff: Mentor

Well, sorta - it's a townhouse, and I didn't just buy it, but I did sign an agreement of sale. We'll close it next month. Its a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, garage, walkout basement, deck. (the one on the right)

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2. Mar 13, 2006

hypatia

Way to go! It looks nice. I hope you really enjoy liveing there, and have great neighbors!

3. Mar 13, 2006

Monique

Staff Emeritus
Nice home! I was just looking yesterday how much I could loan to buy a house, I think I'll start looking for one soon.

4. Mar 13, 2006

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
Congratulations Russ!!!

Just remember: You don't own it, rather, it owns you.

5. Mar 13, 2006

mattmns

Congrats Russ!

6. Mar 13, 2006

Lisa!

Congrats russ!

7. Mar 13, 2006

Astronuc

Staff Emeritus
Congratulations Russ!

Hopefully the plumbing and electrical are decent, and the roof is tight.

Now you own a mortgage, or does the mortgage own you. I forget. :rofl:

What's the backyard like?

8. Mar 13, 2006

scott1

2.5 bath?What happend to the other .5?

9. Mar 13, 2006

zoobyshoe

Looks like a great place: fairly new, pleasant design, bit of woods in the back. I bet you'll like it there.

10. Mar 13, 2006

Chi Meson

The best part is itemizing deductions! WOO-HOO, Schedule A!

11. Mar 13, 2006

ZapperZ

Staff Emeritus
Look at the size of that place. Think of all the wall space and shelf space you have to display all the Disney stuff!

Zz.

12. Mar 13, 2006

FredGarvin

You've just entered the exciting part of the purchase...the time for the home inspection and the resultant seller getting PO'd and then their next purchase falls through and then you're put off by three months and then the city realizes that certain permits weren't pulled and then....er.....never mind.

Congrats! Welcome to the wonderful world of home ownership! I'm guessing 1200 sq ft?

13. Mar 13, 2006

Staff: Mentor

Very nice!!! Let me know when I can move in.

14. Mar 13, 2006

Staff: Mentor

Actually, no - the house is only 2 years old, so I'm forgoing the inspection and the seller is moving in with his fiance, so as long as they don't break up in the next 6 weeks, I'm golden.
Just under 1,600 including the garage.

15. Mar 13, 2006

Staff: Mentor

How many daughters do you have, again...? (and how old...?)

16. Mar 13, 2006

Lisa!

Now all women(another nice thing about being a woman) around here are going to PM russ and ask him out! :tongue:

17. Mar 13, 2006

scott1

I herd you can buy the disney castle for under $10,000,000 dollars or you can buy the epcot giant golf ball for$100,000,000 but if that's too enxpensive I herd you can by the world is a small place ride for \$1,000,000.But try not by the tower of terror it may be cheap but your health insurence goes way up.

18. Mar 13, 2006

FredGarvin

I would advise against skipping the home inspection, but that is just my opinion.

You guys get to count the garage in the sq. footage? The only places you are allowed to count sq footage here is if it is living space. Quite the bachelor pad.

19. Mar 13, 2006

Staff: Mentor

Two ages 18 & 21.

20. Mar 13, 2006

Staff: Mentor

In places I've lived the garage is included in the square footage if it is attached, the square footage is not included if the garage is not attached.