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We sold our house!!  We’ve been looking at some houses and are seriously thinking of making some offers.  One of the houses is kinda old and needs some work but the bills (mortgage) would be cheap.  The other homes are newer, in great shape but the bills would be about $600 more than the old house and it has HOA fees and water bill which the first home doesn’t.  Which house would you go for?  I’m still working part-time so the more $$ houses kinda worry me but it would be nice not to worry about the renovations.  My hubby is a handyman so he knows what he’s doing though...  Advice appreciated!




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      Mary Clark wrote Feb 23, 2012
    • Congratulations on selling your house.

      If your husband is a handyman...I say..go with the fixer upper.  Reason being...as long as it’s in fairly good shape..nothing majorly wrong with it...you can fix those small things as you can.  Most of the time we want to get things the way we want them anyway...even with decor etc.  I say...save the money and do those things as you can and not strap yourself to a higher payment that may cause you to struggle.  It’s not worth the stress.  Get it to where you can comfortably afford where you live...lay your head down at night with less worry...and fix the things that need to be fixed or redone as you can do them.  

      Good luck with your decision....heart




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      Butterflyrose wrote Feb 23, 2012
    • With your husband being a handyman minus any major faults which potentially could be costly, buying an older home may be more cost-effective for you at this time.

      Anytime worry enters a major purchase, my gut feeling would be to not do it for the timing may not be right.  Remember to have that talk with God.

      And Congratulations!!!heart

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      #enjoylifeheart




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      Vikki Hall wrote Feb 23, 2012
    • I agree with the ladies. But let  me say this... Whatever is wrong with the old house is it livable? The things that are wrong is there an urgency to fix them?

      I would only say go with the more expensive ones if the cost of repairs and time will cost more in the long run.




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      Nathalie Girard wrote Feb 23, 2012
    • I agree with all the ladies above.




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      Mzd3 wrote Feb 24, 2012
    • Congratulations Diane!




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      Tuliplady wrote Feb 25, 2012
    • Congratulations on selling the house, I know it was something weighing on your mind.

      I’d go for the fixer -upper.  With your job uncertainty,it’s far better got with what you know you can afford.

      And this is my personal opinion, but I would never ever buy a house where I had to deal with a HOA!




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      Diane17 wrote Feb 25, 2012
    • Thanks for the advice ladies.  My hubby went out to see the fixer-upper again today with some of his contractor buddies and it turns out that the house is in MUCH worse shape than he thought.  We‘re talking MAJOR renovations plus the house has mold. :(   So that house is out.




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