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  1. #1
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    Buying First Condo

    So me and my fiance are in the process of buying our first home this late winter/early spring. We will be married in the late spring, so we want to be all moved in prior to the wedding.

    Outside of the regular furniture items, any thoughts on essentials we will need that might be forgotten? We're looking at 3 bed/2 bath units, will use one of the beds as guest bedroom and the third one as a workout room.



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    Lease a one bedroom so you can escape anytime


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    My dick is named 'Ewing'.

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    Keep an eye out for those HOA fees.
    Think long and hard about why you respond to nonsense. Please!

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    Best investment bro, good luck

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    Be prepared for a nerve racking experience. Waling to sign the papers is nerve raking. Signing them even more so but as Nasty said, it's worth it. Best of luck


    Ewing is also 100% correct. A bedroom or preferably finished basement where you can hide makes all the difference.




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    Airbnb the extra room. You can charge a high rate if your condo comes with a gym, pool, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinkotheclown View Post
    Be prepared for a nerve racking experience. Waling to sign the papers is nerve raking. Signing them even more so but as Nasty said, it's worth it. Best of luck


    Ewing is also 100% correct. A bedroom or preferably finished basement where you can hide makes all the difference.
    not a basement or extra room an extra apartment. She needs to know about it to. Dont get trapped
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raps08-09 Champ View Post
    My dick is named 'Ewing'.

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    Lol....didn't think Kinko got what you were really inferring.

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    Roofies, mdma...something along those lines.

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    Auto sales are down for the first time in 8 years, the economy might be about to drop. Don't pay too much for anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpt View Post
    Auto sales are down for the first time in 8 years, the economy might be about to drop. Don't pay too much for anything.
    Or you may be reading into that too much



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    Quote Originally Posted by dbroncos78087 View Post
    Keep an eye out for those HOA fees.
    This

    But good for you on buying and not renting!

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    First of all, congratulations and best of luck with all your future endeavors.

    As a couple others have said, be aware of any HOA fees -- as an example, the complex that I live in has both a monthly fee (general building/grounds/parking lot upkeep) and an annual fee for the upkeep of the ball fields, basketball/tennis courts, etc.

    Some other "fee type items" would be are you responsible for paying for trash removal, water, sewage, etc. In my complex, the condos that are like apartments do not pay separately for water/sewer (but do pay $30/month more in HOA fees), but the ones that are townhouses pay for their water/sewer usage like you would if you owned a regular house.

    Also be aware of any HOA rules: some examples from my complex --
    -- all window treatments (blinds, curtains, etc.) that are visible from the outside must be white.
    -- restriction for pets to be less than a certain weight.
    -- no car repairs can be done on the premises.

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    ask current residents what they think of the HOA.

    If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffy25 View Post
    This

    But good for you on buying and not renting!
    I just recently saw a very favorably priced condo near me but then I saw that the HOA was $900/month...needless to say that tab got closed REAL QUICK.
    Think long and hard about why you respond to nonsense. Please!

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