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There it all goes...

October 24th, 2006 at 08:03 am

Thank goodness I have been able to put some money aside for the past few years. It looks like me and the BF are going to be making an offer on a house. Now the fun really starts. I am looking at all the money that I am going to have to spend not only and a downpayment but on all the things we need to do just to move. Oy vey.

6 Responses to “There it all goes...”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    good luck on your new home!

  2. elgin526 Says:

    Moving is expensive! Often people are just looking at the down payment, but actually packing up, moving your stuff, and setting up utilities can cost a small bundle! We moved last summer and we spent a bundle outside of closing costs! There was the ernest money and house inpection. We couldn't find enough free boxes so we had to buy some, we needed packing tape and bubble wrap, the truck rental was expensive (it WAS the biggest one available, and still cheaper than hiring a moving company), take-out food until the kitchen was set up, new locks for the doors, and while my utilties didn't require a deposit, they all had extra set up charges that were included with our first bills a month later. And DH had to take un-paid time off from work (at least I got paid for my time off!). And I swear I went to Target 5 times in 2 days for "just a few more things" the day before and the day of the move!

    It's hard to budget for some of this stuff, you don't know you'll need it until you actually need it! But set aside a good $500 or so for "misc. expenses". If you need the money you'll have it, if not, then use it for something else (either save it for a rainy day or buy yourself something nice for you house).

  3. tinapbeana Says:

    oh, good luck with the house! just bought mine in july, and then the budget hemorrhages to lowe's and home depot began Smile it's so tempting to want to do everything at once in a new house, it's hard to reign yourself in and take it slow for your budget's sake.

  4. divinemsn Says:

    Thanks everyone. We are placing a bid tonite so hopefully I will have some news soon.

  5. PRICEPLUS Says:

    Best of luck with the new house!Smile

  6. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    How exciting! When we first bought a house, we had so few possessions that I was able to move everything myself using only our little 2-door Hyundai. I will say that the big bookcase was a challenge, though. Good luck!

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