Just bought a house

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Archaeopteryx, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. #1 Archaeopteryx, Sep 25, 2015
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    Attached house, is it?

    This one here
    http://www.finn.no/64449772

    Ended up paying 1 630 000 after some pretty tense bidding. Because of the bullshit taxes here it adds up to like 1 680 000 when all is said and done. Really not a bad price for this type of house in this city. Basement (bathroom in poor condition, laundry room, storage room), 1st floor (entrance, kitchen, living room, big deck), 2nd floor (3 good-sized bedrooms, bathroom in good condition) and loft (storage).

    There's a bunch of stuff that needs doing. There is no floor in the entrance hall. The floor upstairs need refinishing, as well as the stairs themselves. The kitchen is missing some pieces and all the handles. But the kitchen and bathroom are new, so that's all the super expensive stuff done. I can handle it.

    It's been pretty weird emotionally so far. Starting to feel good about it now though. I'm moving in about 3 weeks from today.
     
  2. Woah, is that whole corner of patio yours? If so, very nice. Looks like a nicer neighborhood also. Congratulations man. What's the conversion to USD if you don't mind?
     
  3. That's about $200k in Freedom Dollars. Nice place, home owner ship seems so rewarding!
     
  4. congratulations! looks great.
     
  5. congrats. now you have to get a patio/rocking chair and yell at kids to get off your lawn
     
  6. 1 680 000? Damn! How much is that in Canadian dollars?
     
  7. that's a nice house for 272k aud. very nice.

    is Haugesund considered a regional area?
     
  8. Nice! I wish i could buy my own house.
     
  9. Thanks! Yeah, the whole patio is mine I think I'll enjoy the sun more now.
     
  10. It's considered a city. 50k people is a decently big city in Norway. It's located on the west coast, 2 hours north of Stavanger (3rd largest city, the oil capitol of Norway) and 3 hours south of Bergen (2nd largest city).

    My grandparents live 45 minutes away (used to be 6 hours) and that's a part of the reason why I moved here. It's nice to be able to help them out.
     
  11. That's a bathroom in poor condition? Man, you should see the shit people live in in this city.

    Anyway, congrats.
     
  12. Is it me but value of houses in the last 10 years skyrocketed?
     
  13. No, it isn't just you. 20 years ago in my town Croissy sur Seine, you could find a decent house for 350000-450000€, nowadays you have to pay 950000 to 1200000€ to buy one, I am not even counting taxes and other stuff taht make things even more expensive. In some countries, in order to buy a house or a nice flat, you have to have deep pockets or rich parents or an extremely well paid job.
     
  14. other way around here. houses are dirt-cheap nowadays
     
  15. Congrats. Just bought a new house as well. Prices here are still pretty high. But I got a pretty good deal. 445k Cad for a 2400 square foot rancher with 1500 sq/ft of unfinished basement. On just over 1/2 an acre

    Is this your first home purchase?
     
  16. Congrats. Just bought a new house as well. Prices here are still pretty high. But I got a pretty good deal. 445k Cad for a 2400 square foot rancher with 1500 sq/ft of unfinished basement. On just over 1/2 an acre
     
  17. Congrats. Just bought a new house as well. Prices here are still pretty high. But I got a pretty good deal. 445k Cad for a 2400 square foot rancher with 1500 sq/ft of unfinished basement. On just over 1/2 an acre
     
  18. No, the one in the pictures is the good-condition second-floor one. There's another in the basement. The sink is broken, the toilet is broken and there's moisture and brown tiles. I'm not sure if I'll fix it up or just kind of leave it.
     
  19. Thanks! Congrats to you as well.

    It is my first house. A few years ago I would probably not have wanted an attached house, but being realistic, this will suit me just fine. And it was an excellent opportunity to get on the market for a decent price.
     
  20. I love the way they furnish buildings in scandinavia. that house looks really nice.

    Can I come and visit/stay forever?
     
  21. Your bubble burst a while ago. Everybody is afraid that the same thing that happened to Netherlands would happen here too.
     
  22. Absolutely. Getting into the market is the important part. You're upgrade later.

    This is my fourth house. And won't be my last cause it still isn't exactly what I want. But has very good flipping potential after a few years
     
  23. Thats a very very very fine house
     
  24. Welcome any time <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  25. My bubble burst in what way?
     

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