Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: With my boys & girl
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Saddlebag brought up a good point with the taxes, as they will always be there and only go up.
If you are looking at an older house check the foundation, roof, plumbing and electrical. What shape are they in? You don't want to buy the house and the next day plumbing/electrical brakes and you have to rewire/plumb the whole house. That gets pricey quick.
Did you check the neighbors places? Do they look cared for? You want to be sure to pick a safe neighborhood. Do any kids live there (since you are thinking about having kids)?
Are there any HOAs? If so, what are the dues? What are their restrictions? Are you ok with those restrictions?
Don't get hung up on colors and fixtures, as those can easily replaced. You want to worry about te unseen things: structure, integrity, condition of vital components.
How much are utilities? Are they comparable?
For the older house, is it under a protected status (historical building,...) because that can affect what changes you can make, what materials you must use etc.
Just a few things to ponder.
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