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Old 04-09-2009, 12:45 PM
 
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If you can afford it.....paying your huge ass electric bill, the housekeeper to clean all the rooms that you can't use, buying furniture to furnish. You would probably have to charge a memebership to your gym to pay for the upkeep alone. If the financial crisis has taught us anything, it is to buy what you can afford!
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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Hey....lots of great houses out there right now at a very affordable price!! Go for it if you can!
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Right where I want to be.
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If you can afford it - and I mean really afford it, not simply qualify, and the home has all the features that you want and it is in the location you want; what I am saying is, if the house is a place where you would enjoy living comfortably, then by all means buy it!! And don't worry too much if prices continue a bit lower because you will be living where you want to be in a beautiful home, cooking and eating on your expansive deck overlooking the golf course (or lake), soaking in your hot tub, using a different bathroom every day of the week, getting lost in your walk-in closets, swimming in your pool, working out in your gym, and otherwise enjoying this great house!!
OH, that sounds sooooo nice!! I'll have one on the value menu for $400,000. Up-size the fries with that please.
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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OH, that sounds sooooo nice!! I'll have one on the value menu for $400,000. Up-size the fries with that please.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:27 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD
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Speaking of realtor did you steal the sales pitch from one.. or ARE you one?
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Old 04-14-2009, 06:02 AM
 
Location: CLT native
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I just hope a few years from now we do not see a mini housing bust.
In other words, people who NOW can get into their dream McMansion, only to find later they cannot afford to heat/cool or maintain the place (appliances, landscaping, roof, etc). Americans, as a whole, have no concept of saving for that proverbial rainy day.

I took some ribbing at one house in the area because I had a signed up for a full termite service and contract.
Living here forever I know what can happen.
A few years later my transplant neighbor was not laughing at his $25K+ under house wood damage displacing his family for over a week.
It was a real mess.

Last edited by mullman; 04-14-2009 at 06:16 AM..
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. (Metro)
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I think a lot of people (including me) prefer Union County to Lincoln, Gaston and Cabarrus. A lot of pro athletes live in Waxhaw and Marvin and it's conveniently located next to Ballantyne.Just my .02
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:59 AM
 
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If you can afford it - and I mean really afford it, not simply qualify, and the home has all the features that you want and it is in the location you want; what I am saying is, if the house is a place where you would enjoy living comfortably, then by all means buy it!! And don't worry too much if prices continue a bit lower because you will be living where you want to be in a beautiful home, cooking and eating on your expansive deck overlooking the golf course (or lake), soaking in your hot tub, using a different bathroom every day of the week, getting lost in your walk-in closets, swimming in your pool, working out in your gym, and otherwise enjoying this great house!!
Yep, buy that huge house for your family of four, then next winter post a thread here titled "$700 Gas Bill - Is This Normal?!"
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:00 AM
 
Location: CLT native
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Yep, buy that huge house for your family of four, then next winter post a thread here titled "$700 Gas Bill - Is This Normal?!"
LOL, exactly my point!
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Old 04-14-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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LOL, exactly my point!
GREAT POINT...IT takes a lot to keep up a large home!
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