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    advice for first time home buyer

    Buying our first house, and will be moving out of an apartment. What things do you need at a house that you don't need living the apartment life. Thanks!


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    Re: advice for first time home buyer

    bury a saint joseph. That's all I've got.



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    Re: advice for first time home buyer

    A big grill. And a dog.


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    Re: advice for first time home buyer

    You'll need a lawnmower (probably good buys right now) Snow shovel, weed wacker, waterhose (at least 100') and other various outdoor items.


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    Re: advice for first time home buyer

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycl1 View Post
    Buying our first house, and will be moving out of an apartment. What things do you need at a house that you don't need living the apartment life. Thanks!
    Snowblower/shovel/rake/hoses/mower

    More tools (if it's broke, you have to fix it. Plus, always good to have an excuse to get more tools, especially power tools).

    Deep freezer for meat or an extra fridge is nice, though that's probably more of a luxury after you get your feet under you.

    Seriously though, tools are a good idea because you don't want to have to pay repairmen to fix every little thing.



    And for my smart *** answer...
    More $$$ (crap breaks, lots of things pop up that you never think of until it's your property/your responsibility)



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    Re: advice for first time home buyer

    Lawn mower. Snow blower. Tools. A handy relative/friend who knows electrical, plumbing, construction, wood-working, landscaping, heating/cooling. Oh, and a truck. Need a truck or a friend who has one.

    If you can line those things up, I think you are sitting pretty good!



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    Re: advice for first time home buyer

    Make sure you have a good roof, foundation, and windows. Those are big bucks to fix, takes away $ from your toys and man cave with big screen.



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    Re: advice for first time home buyer

    No matter how much you've planned for it, it will cost more than you think.



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    Re: advice for first time home buyer

    Quote Originally Posted by im4cyclones View Post
    Lawn mower. Snow blower. Tools. A handy relative/friend who knows electrical, plumbing, construction, wood-working, landscaping, heating/cooling. Oh, and a truck. Need a truck or a friend who has one.

    If you can line those things up, I think you are sitting pretty good!



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    Re: advice for first time home buyer

    if there's a woman involved excessive amounts of seasonal decorations that you have to change out every month and take up a good chunk of your storage space



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    Re: advice for first time home buyer

    Don't get into a HOA (homeowners association). Even though it is your house they dictate what you can and can't do to the appearance of your house, what you can put in your yard, how you finish your basement(if not already finished).



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    Re: advice for first time home buyer

    Get some rope. You never know what you're going to need it for but you always end up using it.

    Also a bat cave.



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    Re: advice for first time home buyer

    Quote Originally Posted by agardini View Post
    Don't get into a HOA (homeowners association). Even though it is your house they dictate what you can and can't do to the appearance of your house, what you can put in your yard, how you finish your basement(if not already finished).
    I always wondered, what's the penalty if you live in a place with an HOA like that but don't follow any of it?



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    Re: advice for first time home buyer

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    Get some rope. You never know what you're going to need it for but you always end up using it.

    Also a bat cave.
    Ill get my stupid ******* rope.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I always wondered, what's the penalty if you live in a place with an HOA like that but don't follow any of it?
    death


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