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  1. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    Guess what?
    My bid was accepted!!!!!!!!!! I just essentially stole a house!!!!

    I bid on a foreclosure- a lowball bid and they ACCEPTED!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D

    I will be a homeowner in just a few weeks!!!!
     
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  3. cutNglue

    cutNglue Magnifico

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    Just how much did you save on the original price asked?
     
  4. Peachyness

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    Congrats giraffe. I knew you were a bit nervous about buying the home. Glad to hear that you got it so low! Feel free to come to us for decorating tips! :D
     
  5. giraffe326

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    I paid $109K. They were asking $129K. Next cheapest home in the sub is smaller and they are asking $142K.

    The house only needs paint and carpet- no major work :)
     
  6. Tasha

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    Congratulations! Is this the house we all encouraged you to pursue?
     
  7. giraffe326

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    No. A better one:)

    The first one was a townhouse and in VERY bad shape.
    I was patient and was rewarded :)

    I was mainly scared of getting stuck in a money pit with the townhouse. This one is what I was HOPING for!!
     
  8. Tasha

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  9. WindyCityGal606

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    That's fantastic!! Good for you!!
     
  10. agdamity

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    Great news!!! Congrats! :)
     
  11. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    YAY!! Congrats, homeowner!
     
  12. tgi1515

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    CONGRATULATIONS... I hope you got it for a steal because it was a foreclosure. The house I bought had a leak that didn't show for a while.... it was an expensive repair... Just keep your eyes and ears open....

    AGAIN CONGRATULATONS!!!
     
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    Are you having a home inspection? Important in a foreclosure...

    Not to be a downer. Congratulations! You remind me of that HGTV show "My First Place" or "Property Virgins".
     
  14. Ms. I

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    Congrats to you! I know it's a great feeling.
     
  15. Upsadaisy

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    Way to go!
     
  16. giraffe326

    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    House will be inspected next week.
    I also get a warranty with the house.

    Thanks all!

    Oh, and I got lucky today. I went to deal with the mortgage stuff and locked in 6%. When I left the office- the rate had went up to 6.8%!!
     

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