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Made an offer and got accepted today. This house felt right and everything lined up for it. Also the first house that didn't have multiple insane offers off rip. It was just us and one other couple.

Compared to what other houses have been going for, I think we got a steal. The sellers left money on the table because they were lazy in their presentation and a bunch of little things with the house/property.
Following up on this since we just got our appraisal, which was $41K higher than the sale price. All the recent comps that were similar in size, etc. to our house went quite a bit higher; around our appraisal value.

In short, we were right that we got a good deal considering the market out here.
 

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Just looking at the market now. I just moved into a studio in a luxury building got it for $1675 a month. Got this shyt looking dope dropped about $3K furnishing everything new, plan on staying here at least 2-3 more years. The goal is to eventually own something outside of the city by the time I’m 30.

I got about $50,000 saved up and a 720 credit score. I grew up in Section 8 housing and I’m a city boy with only the most basic of handy man skills. I never mowed a lawn in my life. :mjcry:

This year I’m projected to make a bit under $90K. shyt is gonna be tough in the Tri-State to check off all the boxes of what I’m looking for.

I’m newly single (my ex owned a house in a low cost of living city, grew up in the suburbs, me being in her house was a big point of contention for us she would go crazy at every lil mishap). Ideally I want to own my own shyt first so nobody can take claim to my shyt and nobody that has their own can put that over my head and be snobbish. :russell:

Anyway Tri-State brehs any tips?
 
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Just looking at the market now. I just moved into a studio in a luxury building got it for $1675 a month. Got this shyt looking dope dropped about $3K furnishing everything new, plan on staying here at least 2-3 more years. The goal is to eventually own something outside of the city by the time I’m 30.

I got about $50,000 saved up and a 720 credit score. I grew up in Section 8 housing and I’m a city boy with only the most basic of handy man skills. I never mowed a lawn in my life. :mjcry:

This year I’m projected to make a bit under $90K. shyt is gonna be tough in the Tri-State to check off all the boxes of what I’m looking for.

I’m newly single (my ex owned a house in a low cost of living city, grew up in the suburbs, me being in her house was a big point of contention for us she would go crazy at every lil mishap). Ideally I want to own my own shyt first so nobody can take claim to my shyt and nobody that has their own can put that over my head and be snobbish. :russell:


Check out home Depot for basic classes. Plz don't try to do electrical work yourself. You might not get a second chance for a do over.




You sound like my cuz in project hallway for generations. I laughed when he told me he didn't know how to put gas in a lawn mower nor set the cut height. He learned cause I would go get him and he would help his unk and aunts house aka my folks. He didn't get his driver's license till 24.
 
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Just looking at the market now. I just moved into a studio in a luxury building got it for $1675 a month. Got this shyt looking dope dropped about $3K furnishing everything new, plan on staying here at least 2-3 more years. The goal is to eventually own something outside of the city by the time I’m 30.

I got about $50,000 saved up and a 720 credit score. I grew up in Section 8 housing and I’m a city boy with only the most basic of handy man skills. I never mowed a lawn in my life. :mjcry:

This year I’m projected to make a bit under $90K. shyt is gonna be tough in the Tri-State to check off all the boxes of what I’m looking for.

I’m newly single (my ex owned a house in a low cost of living city, grew up in the suburbs, me being in her house was a big point of contention for us she would go crazy at every lil mishap). Ideally I want to own my own shyt first so nobody can take claim to my shyt and nobody that has their own can put that over my head and be snobbish. :russell:

Anyway Tri-State brehs any tips?

Be prepared to move to the burbs if you want a home. You sound like an ideal candidate for a house hack. I would save as much money as possible and start looking into up and coming areas around you. You may be able to find a duplex for $3-400k. Live in one side and rent the other. Stack more bread for a year then do it again while renting out both units of the previous property.
 

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Be prepared to move to the burbs if you want a home. You sound like an ideal candidate for a house hack. I would save as much money as possible and start looking into up and coming areas around you. You may be able to find a duplex for $3-400k. Live in one side and rent the other. Stack more bread for a year then do it again while renting out both units of the previous property.
It's tough because I'm in NYC. 300K is like a fixer upper in the city or in the surrounding suburbs.

I've been thinking about getting some rental properties in other regions.
 

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It's tough because I'm in NYC. 300K is like a fixer upper in the city or in the surrounding suburbs.

I've been thinking about getting some rental properties in other regions.
Wherever you consider, check out a homestyle or 203k loan. You can include renovation costs in the mortgage. Here is an older article from nerd wallet

 
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Ordered a Yale x Nest smartlock for the house. Anyone already have one and got some reviews?

Live in the remote suburbs, house gets no foot traffic (500 ft driveway and a set back lot), so no immediate need for a smart doorbell/camera system. Just need smartlock features for visitors.
 

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Ordered a Yale x Nest smartlock for the house. Anyone already have one and got some reviews?

Live in the remote suburbs, house gets no foot traffic (500 ft driveway and a set back lot), so no immediate need for a smart doorbell/camera system. Just need smartlock features for visitors.
I'm Eufy gang so I'm getting their smartlock in the near future. Saw good things about the Yale/Nest tho

Update us after u get it hooked up
 

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Anybody ever get rid of landscaping rocks before? Our new place has no actual yard, front or back, just landscaping rocks everywhere and there are A LOT.
 

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I'm Eufy gang so I'm getting their smartlock in the near future. Saw good things about the Yale/Nest tho

Update us after u get it hooked up
So far so good, easy install but I opted for professional install thru Google.

Was glad to see a young breh show up.

Lock works as advertised, I like being able to view door activity in my Nest app.
 
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