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Old 10-25-2007, 07:06 PM
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If I could give it a go again, I'd rent first...

I love the area I'm in...no complaints there, I just jumped into buying my home because it was nice looking. If I would have rented, I probably would have remembered what I really wanted in a home!!
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:38 PM
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we will rent fist mainly because we wish to build. i will try my best to make sure we rent/build in the same area.

i wish to build on land because i have the perfect house plan and know that we could build cheaper, better products and end with instant equity...i can be patient for 100k in equity
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:55 PM
Location: Suburban Buffalo, NY
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I for one an a proponent of Renting. I settled and bought a house one time and it was a mess and a half. I love the flexibility of renting because i'm not tied down and it is at my disposal. I have moved recently and if I didn't rent I would not have been able to do it quickly.

Some people say renting is a waste of money, but I haven o other choice, I'm not living wiht parents and the cardboard shed isn't an option.
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:13 AM
Location: Charlotte-Harrisburg
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Believe me in most cases it dosent make a difference if you rent then buy or buy first, as long as you have done some reasonable searching and had a good realtor. No matter how much time you spend on planning your dream house you never know everything you want until you actually move in. I have owned over 7 houses the past 5 years and a year after I was there the I wish I has this or that, or I wish I lived over there syndrome began. Its the old adage that the grass is greener on the other side. Its just the american way, always looking to move up the ladder. Just think about when you were living with your parents your dream was to rent your own space, then just to buy a little house, then a house with larger rooms, etc, etc, believe me it never ends so just enjoy the ride. Remember, Some people live in the materials they threw away when they built your house.
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