Wish me and hubby luck....(m)

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Registered: 03-21-2003
Wish me and hubby luck....(m)
Sun, 03-30-2003 - 8:04pm
We are looking for "our" own house.We have been renting since we have been together.The place where we are now,we have been here 4 years now.The lady that owns this house,she says every month nearly that she either wants her house back or she can't make her mind up.We take care of it and all.It's that she is in bad health and is always afraid that something is going to happen to her so she wants the house off her hands that way she doesn't have to worry about it before she dies.Hubby has tried to get the house off of her but she wants all the money at once.He asked to see what we have been paying on in rent the past 4 years could go to buying the house and she said no.She wants $100,000 for this house.Trust me this house isn't worth that much.It's a old house and needs alot of work done to it.It does have 5 bedrooms,2 bathrooms,living room,kitchen, dining room,basement,garage,and a big back and front yard.We have paid this woman nearly $20,000 in RENT so far for the past 4 years that we have been here.Hubby said she is tired of this woman that cannot make her mind up.And while we were out the lady that we pay the rent to that gives it to our landlord called and said that our landlord said that she wanted all the tree limbs picked up out of the yard and we better keep them picked up.We did pick them up.I can understand that.This woman is money hungry and is a pain.We have had better landlords than her.So today me and hubby filled out a online application to get started to get a loan for a house.We haven't found one yet but we thought we would try to see if we would be able to get one.I hope we get it but I am not going to hold my breath for it.If we don't get it at the loan place online,we bank at a credit union so we thought about trying there.Hubby has been on the job for 2 years now so I know that will help.We were planning on moving this summer anyways.So now I guess it will be just a little bit earlier.We thought too we might as well get a house now if we can and pay on it while we are still young(I am 27 and he is 29).I am excited about it,I just don't want to get my hopes up too high.So wish us luck.I will let you all know what we found out about it and when we find a house.



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Registered: 11-22-2000
Sun, 03-30-2003 - 9:56pm
Good luck!! That is pretty exciting. Sometimes I think that I should buy something but I really like having someone else responsible for all the maintenance!LOL I rented a house with my mom the past 3 years and just moved into this apartment in Feb.

Let us know how it goes!!