A Conversation for Tips on Buying a House

buying a house

Post 1

kasese<a rather confused individual, desperately seeking Harmony>

It was a stormy, rainy Saturdayafternoon, my husband was sleeping and I was driving about in our very small town in Rural Ontario Canada when I came upon the house on the waterfront, hidden by an overgrowth of shrubs, vines and trees. I sped home, got him out of bed, called the Realtor and within one hour,an offer was called in. We had previously talked about criteria for a home and had established a check list. Brick is the only thing that matched this list. Our house is 130 yrs. old,.(Old in Canadian standards). We have a 30 yr. old plan to fix it up. What i'm trying to say, is that if it feels right, buy it! Your intuition is usually right.

buying a house

Post 2

Ausnahmsweise, wie ├╝blich (Consistently inconsistent)

Hi Kasese,

So where is the house? Just roughly. There's a lot of waterfront in Ontario.

I bought my 17 acres in Grey County before the "For Sale" sign went up. We threw away all the house plans we had sketched out and built something totally different. The lot just sort of dictated it. That was ten years ago and I don't regret it at all. (Well, waterfront would have been nice.)

P.S. I've spent 11 winters here.

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Post 3

kasese<a rather confused individual, desperately seeking Harmony>

hi consistently inconsistent. Our home is in Port Hope in Northumberland County (just outside of Cobourg) Yes I'm in the town which some people think "Glows in the Dark" Have you ever been here? I own a house built by a Lake Captain. The first one on the street! We are only the sixth owners in 130 yrs.! Two doors down from us lives an 86 Yr. old woman who was born in her house and who's grandfather built the house. In other words, her house has remained in her family since it was built 128 years ago. Cheers, SKathleen

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