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    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
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    I'm soooooooooo excited!! I really seriously hate moving but this time I don't have to find something that'll do. I get to have plenty of time and find a house that's just right and buy it!! First house hunting expedition will be the 23rd and 24th!! We're even pre-approved and I have a list from the realtor.

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    Have fun and good luck on finding your dream home. Remember to have enough room for a sewing room.

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    How fun is that???? Keep us posted on the process:)

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    Hope you have fun finding the "right" house!!!

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    remember to buy what you can afford and not what they tell you can afford...

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    Congratulations! We are trying to sell our house, so we can buy one that fits my frame and fabric. LOL. We have found the PERFECT house, but need to sell this one before we can buy that one, so we are just waiting with bated breath and hoping someone loves our house as much as we do- soon!

    I love looking at houses. It's always fascinating to me.

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    That's so nice. Where will you be looking to buy? Now's the time everybody keeps saying. Good luck. Take your time and you'll know the house when you can't stop thinking about where all your things will go!!
    That's how we were when we found our house!! I have two sewing rooms--and they were the first ones to get done. Where I used to live I had a little tiny corner in the basement for 14 years!! So have fun and get your dream home that you want to stay there till your old!!!
    I told my hubby that the only way I leave her is when they carry out my cold dead body!!!

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    We'll be looking in Liberal Kansas. It's about 40 miles away from hubby's work. The *first* thing I'm looking at is space for a good size sewing room!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    remember to buy what you can afford and not what they tell you can afford...
    This is good advise. Keep in mind the insurance and taxes. Hope all with goes well the home hunting.

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    I'll tell you what I told my kids to do.

    First, go to that house and look at the neighborhood at all hours of the day and well into the night. Go there on weekends and listen and look at the kids.

    THEN go to the police department and ask if that is a good neighborhood, and if they've had many calls from that area and what they were for. Drugs you don't want in your back yard, it will only get worse as time goes on.

    Meet some of the neighbors BEFORE you sign any thing at all. Ask what they think of the neighborhood and would they buy there again.

    Drive around several streets, look at how all the houses are being maintained.

    Then when everything checks out, you can sign and move into your dream home.
    Good luck.

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    That's really exciting!! I've always had to "find a house" b/c of a company move and it's not the same as having time to find just what you want.
    I'm so happy for you!!!!!! Keep us posted :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    I'll tell you what I told my kids to do.

    First, go to that house and look at the neighborhood at all hours of the day and well into the night. Go there on weekends and listen and look at the kids.

    THEN go to the police department and ask if that is a good neighborhood, and if they've had many calls from that area and what they were for. Drugs you don't want in your back yard, it will only get worse as time goes on.

    Meet some of the neighbors BEFORE you sign any thing at all. Ask what they think of the neighborhood and would they buy there again.

    Drive around several streets, look at how all the houses are being maintained.

    Then when everything checks out, you can sign and move into your dream home.
    Good luck.
    I totally agree with Ramona........I've helped several people buy a home and she hit this on the head.........Neighbor's are everything.........If you go to a gated community, read the by-laws there too........ You will enjoy your home so much more in the future.......Best of luck...............

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    Congratulations!!! Best wishes on finding "the one"!

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    Congrats. I can't wait to see what you find. Keep us posted.

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    Good luck, I sure hope you buy the right for you house. Watch some of the shows on HGTV, lots of helpful pointers to get your house sold. Like take down all family pictures, all personal knick knacks, declutter, move out excess furniture and such, you want them to look at the house not your stuff. Make sure you have the house priced right, try and find out what other comparable houses in your neighborhood has sold for and price yours close to that price.

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    How exciting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    I'll tell you what I told my kids to do.

    First, go to that house and look at the neighborhood at all hours of the day and well into the night. Go there on weekends and listen and look at the kids.

    THEN go to the police department and ask if that is a good neighborhood, and if they've had many calls from that area and what they were for. Drugs you don't want in your back yard, it will only get worse as time goes on.

    Meet some of the neighbors BEFORE you sign any thing at all. Ask what they think of the neighborhood and would they buy there again.

    Drive around several streets, look at how all the houses are being maintained.

    Then when everything checks out, you can sign and move into your dream home.
    Good luck.
    A good neighborhood is no indication there aren't any drugs. The town we're moving to is pretty small so I'm sure all the realtors are familiar with good and bad neighborhoods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle
    Good luck, I sure hope you buy the right for you house. Watch some of the shows on HGTV, lots of helpful pointers to get your house sold. Like take down all family pictures, all personal knick knacks, declutter, move out excess furniture and such, you want them to look at the house not your stuff. Make sure you have the house priced right, try and find out what other comparable houses in your neighborhood has sold for and price yours close to that price.
    I don't have to sell a house!! All I have to do is pack and move!!

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    When we were looking we made the rounds of alot of open houses. DH saw this one without me and I went the next day with the kids and made an offer on the way home. Good luck, will be waiting for updates.

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    Congratulations!!! Make sure you get one with a sewing room as big as you would ever want it to be in future years. That way you will be happy with the size and not just settle for a small room. I want a sewing room as big as the house is. LOL

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    Good for you. I know this is a very exciting time for you and your family. May you find "the one" real soon.

    PS: Make sure it has big closets.

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    how exciting it is to buy a house

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    Congrats!

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    Congrats I'm so happy for you :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    I'll tell you what I told my kids to do.

    First, go to that house and look at the neighborhood at all hours of the day and well into the night. Go there on weekends and listen and look at the kids.

    THEN go to the police department and ask if that is a good neighborhood, and if they've had many calls from that area and what they were for. Drugs you don't want in your back yard, it will only get worse as time goes on.

    Meet some of the neighbors BEFORE you sign any thing at all. Ask what they think of the neighborhood and would they buy there again.

    Drive around several streets, look at how all the houses are being maintained.

    Then when everything checks out, you can sign and move into your dream home.
    Good luck.
    Good advice because quiet daytime neighbors do not always mean they are quiet nightime neighbors.

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