Buying a new house...

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  1. Sierra Clean Care
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    My wife and I just put in an offer on a house and acreage. It’s 8.5 acres, has a 1400 sqft shop, swimming pool, hot tub, outdoor kitchen, fruit trees, a creek so clean, the owners drink the water. I’m thinking this is the one.... only problem, it’s almost 900k... am I crazy?
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    :eekk: Wow!

    It's only crazy if you can't afford it. If you can afford it then why not.
  3. Sierra Clean Care
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    It’s not that I can’t, it’s do I want to commit to almost 1M? That’s ALOT of flooring to clean....
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    How many sq/ft?

    That's also a lot of property to maintain. I have 18 acres and in the spring I can spend 6-12 hours a week outside. And thats with a 60 inch fast zero turn.
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    I recall when I thought 300k for a middle class house in SF was too high, so I waited.. then they went to 500k- and I thought that's the Max they can go.
    I was wrong dreadfully wrong-- now about 1.2 mil. :hopeless:

    good luck-- If you can afford it without maxing out-- and can still afford it if your ARM increases 1 or 2 percent--then buy it.
    and pay it off early-- ITS never really yours until the title is in your hands.
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    Sound like heaven. Congratulations!
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    you keeping your current home?
    or selling?
    if selling, how much equity in it?

    ..L.T.A.
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    Market is just about to turn around where I live. Prices are high but about to drop. Sellers market here.
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    Mine's paid off, I'll stay here.
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    I doubt I'll ever buy a home. I'm a renter, worry free.
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    That's the spirit!

    :icon_rolleyes:
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    Jeff what will your monthly nut be?


    As a former owner of a home similar in price let me give you this owner op advice ..

    Whatever your slowest month is, budget your living expenses to not exceed that month's personal income.
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    Sounds amazing! Life is short, go for it!
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    The house is 3300 sqft, there’s a wood burning fire place on both levels, and the front of the house overlooks the valley. I can see both lakes from the front of the home. There’s 3.5 manicured acres, the rest is mature forest. Off the back of the house, it’s got a 3/4 acre dog run(which is great, because I’ve got 2 shepherds). There’s wine grape vines along the length of one side of the house. It’s got a 600 sqft cabin aswell. There’s Apple, plum, peach, cherry, nectarines, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, and growing wild all over the property, is a berry we call Saskatoon berry( my favourite pie in the world.... reminds me of my childhood). There’s a sistern on the creek to draw water from. The water is unbelievable clean, so much so, 20 years ago, a beverage company called Clearly Canadian, would draw their water from it. Down lower on the property the guy even set up a ‘campsite ‘, you can forest camp on the lower part of it. There’s a garden that’s 30’ by 80’, and a green house.
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    Some of the trees are 4’ Feet at the trunk, and probably 130-150’ tall. My kids are so excited about it, my oldest has already asked me to build them an Ewok village.
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    an ewok village lol awesome
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    Sounds like a great home. Enjoy.
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    Can I come and live in the cabin. Trade you some rug cleaning. Congrats Jeff, sounds awesome.
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    Judging by the numbers, I will be paying 600$ more a month than I am now, between the house and separate shop I have. The mortgage payment will be 3700$ a month. Doable.....
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    I’m thinking of moving my mom into the cabin.... she’s 73 now, May aswell do it now, instead of later...
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