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Bought wrong house what to do?

So sick. Liked it at first but now realize wrong house for us. Dont see family here. Dont know what to do. People will say give it time but if something is right it shouldnt need time. Thoughts advice? Really stressed and depressed.

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:51 PM on May. 27, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Sell it and move!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:08 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • You can either sell it and move - good luck with that being that the housing market still hasn't recovered 100%.

    Or you can get over it and make it YOUR house.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:03 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • Honestly, IF the house "FITS" you would have known when you first saw it... and you would have known then...
    You can "TRY" to sell, but with the housing market as bad as it is......
    Or you can deal with it... try to put YOU into the house... do some re-decorating with YOUR ideas...maybe that will

    Answer by gmasboy at 10:18 PM on May. 27, 2010

  • Our house was built in 1975 and a lot of the stuff looked like it was original, including light fixtures, the oven, the cooktop, the bathrooms, etc. The house itself is in good shape but we didn't like hardly anything about inside of the house other than the layout. We've pretty much remodeled the entire thing and now we love it. My husband did most of the work so we were able to save a lot of money. Start with one project at a time and try not to let it overwhelm you. The internet has tons of info on how to do different projects to save money or make it easier. We have the ugly 70's wood paneling in the living room. My husband found a site that gives instructions on how to cover it rather than tear it down and add new drywall. It looks like any regular wall now.

    Answer by Christina807 at 12:07 AM on May. 28, 2010

  • Either sell it (and be prepared to lose money on it) or make it yours by customizing it. You can paint different colors and make drapes or window coverings, plant some flowers outside, cut out dead and ugly bushes and put something in that you like, change light fixtures, etc. If it was an impulse buy, I would get help with your shopping habit because buying a house is one of the biggest things in people's lives. You should take the time to make sure you are making the right decision.

    Honestly, it sounds like there is more to the story and you aren't sharing all of the info on why you want out. Can you not afford it?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:02 AM on May. 28, 2010

  • If you are in a situation to sell, go ahead. If your family is really not happy, you might consider renting the property to help make the mortgage payment until it sells. If you stay, make the house your own. Paint is not very expensive and can do wonders for chaning the look of a room. Talk with your family and make a list of all of the things you want to change about the house and then get started. It might take some time, but if you do the work yourself it will save a lot of money. We recently bought a home and began rennovating it right away. There are some inconviences (the toliet is upstairs, the shower downstairs - for example) but when we get finished the house will be worth several times what we paid for it because we are doing almost all of the work ourselves. We did call in professionals for the plumbing and the central heat and air - both of which I would advise - but everything we are doing on our own.

    Answer by scout_mom at 5:57 PM on May. 31, 2010

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