We are looking for our first home to buy . We have a super small budget in a small town (so there are very few to choose from) ...
We are to a point to where we HAVE to move.... we are renting now and so our choices are to buy ( which we spent the last year fixing our credit so we could) or rent somewhere else -- the only places available wont except pets and my husband wont part with our 2 dogs ( which I would prefer not to either) .... We have alwasy wanted to buy and I just feel right now we should, I mean if he wont give up the pets, we basically have to buy.
We have seen some nice houses and we can basically chose between 2. One is an older home that I LOVE ( it is almost exactly like the house I grew up in - the house we got married in ) but it has all brand new windows, new furnace, new cooling, new roof, plus a beautifully landscaped fenced in yard and 2 large decks .... he doesnt like it because it is "too old"
the second is one built in the 80s and then updated all of this time and has only had one owner ( a craftsman) ... there is a few things that are out dated ( like the wall colors, cabinets ( that we could easily paint white) , and light fixtures -- easy things to change ) ... I really like this one too ( but not in love with it like the other) ....
I think I am looking at this with an open mind.... we have a low budget, we cannot buy a brand new house ( like he thinks we can) .... I love vintage homes and I love to fix things up -- when we moved into this rental it was covered in shiny wallpaper and outdated flooring... less than $200 and everyone that comes over talks about how nice it is ( our landlord told us we can do whatever we wanted to it, when we moved in ) .... I think he is just looking at the ugly and not at the good investment..... we are on the very low end of the housing markets and yet we were able to find these 2 houses ( especially the bigger one) with all of these updates and extras --- but yet he wants to hold out to find something that has EVERYTHING updated and that we can still afford... I just want to smack him upside the head and make him understand it isnt going to happen !
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