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Old 10-01-2019, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Hello everyone! My husband officially got his promotion, so he and I will be moving there soon! We close on our current home here in the Houston metro area on October 14th. Would it be wise to rent vs buy a house? I don't want to lose out on our profits from the house and we also have 3 cats to consider as well. Thanks y'all!!!!

Scott
There are very nice sections of Poland. I am sure you will find what you want. Buy vs Rent is different for everyone. I would buy before I lost money to taxes but that is only my opinion and my situation.

As others have said, make sure you go to The Butler!

You may have noticed I didn't mention Boardman. I noticed YOU didn't mention Canfield.
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Old 10-01-2019, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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Hello everyone! My husband officially got his promotion, so he and I will be moving there soon! We close on our current home here in the Houston metro area on October 14th. Would it be wise to rent vs buy a house? I don't want to lose out on our profits from the house and we also have 3 cats to consider as well. Thanks y'all!!!!

Scott
Congratulations!

I don't know what the financial implications would be, but I would prefer to rent, and get to know the area better/personally, so I could make a more informed decision when I did decide to buy.
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Old 10-01-2019, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, OH
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You may have noticed I didn't mention Boardman. I noticed YOU didn't mention Canfield.
Ummmm...am I missing something here? I've favorited a few Canfield homes on MLS.
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Old 10-01-2019, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, OH
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Congratulations!

I don't know what the financial implications would be, but I would prefer to rent, and get to know the area better/personally, so I could make a more informed decision when I did decide to buy.
Thanks! I'm waiting for Paul (husband) to return home so we can decide what we want to do. He wants to live in one of the loft apartments in downtown.
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:43 PM
 
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Well - housing and money are very personal decisions, but I'll throw this info out there to mix it up...


This are of the US is probably the lowest cost housing you will find - it's really, really, inexpensive to BUY a house.


A decent house too - my guess would be for the price of a downtown "loft" of about 1000 sq ft, you can get a 2000 - 3000 sq ft home, built in the last 20 years, on an acre of land, in a decent neighborhood.


I understand the reluctance to "Jump right in" but I would start the "home search" as soon as possible, and avoid a long term apartment lease. Houses here are too cheap to make renting practical.


There are some neat things downtown that make living there appealing - as long as it's not winter. Then I think it loses its allure.
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Old 10-03-2019, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, OH
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We decided on a downtown Youngstown apartment for a year or so before we decide on a house. I've never set foot in Youngstown, and my husband has just passed by. We're excited to see what's going on up there!
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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We decided on a downtown Youngstown apartment for a year or so before we decide on a house. I've never set foot in Youngstown, and my husband has just passed by. We're excited to see what's going on up there!
Good luck! Do you have a certain building in mind, yet?
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Old 10-04-2019, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Merion Village, Columbus
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We decided on a downtown Youngstown apartment for a year or so before we decide on a house. I've never set foot in Youngstown, and my husband has just passed by. We're excited to see what's going on up there!
Good luck!
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Old 10-05-2019, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, OH
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Good luck! Do you have a certain building in mind, yet?
One of the buildings developed by the same people who did the Doubletree downtown. All utilities are included, but we can only park in one of the city lots (with permit, of course).
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Old 10-05-2019, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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One of the buildings developed by the same people who did the Doubletree downtown. All utilities are included, but we can only park in one of the city lots (with permit, of course).
That narrows it down a little. LOL.

I wouldn't recommend the Erie Terminal building. Maybe things have gotten better, but several years ago I talked with some YSU students who lived there. They said it was like living in a dorm, with the occasional loud party, or someone pulling the fire alarm.
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