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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    So sorry to hear about this, but I'm sure the right house will present itself at the right time.
    Thanks, Catherine!

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    I agree that you will find the right one. Sometimes it takes time which is frustrating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    I agree that you will find the right one. Sometimes it takes time which is frustrating.
    thanks, Terry, it helps to hear you guys say that!

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    Tybee, you are house hunting across states, right? That makes it reeeeeaaally difficult.

    i know people who bought their house sight unseen, from MLS images. But that only worked for them becuase they were buying in a area of that fown that they knew, they had narrowed their search down to a few subdivisions, and these houses were all post 1970. All alike pretty much.

    Yet, there are a lot of people who buy real estate across states, not ever seeing the property. There is a least one major rental buyer on the MMM site with property owned in many states. But I woild never buy rentals that way. Well, I wouldnt buy rentals period.

    Website images can be mileading. My friend is looking for a house in New
    Hampshire and she showed me a link to the cutest house. It had a great looking interior and exterier. She saw it in person and it had a funky floor plan.

    our Hermann house looked better on the website than in person.

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    So sorry it didn't work out, Tybee.

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    The one time we moved across country we rented for awhile before buying. It was a pain with 2 little kids but it seemed like the only way to make it work. The other way would be if yu had a bunch of houses lined up to see and then flew out for a few weeks. I guess that depends how much stock is available.

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    We have gone out and looked at stock lined up probably 4-5 times thus far. In earlier houses, we have bought from a photo off the internet (3 times) and it worked out well each time. But I had some familiarity with the areas. I have some with where we are looking, but I think going out there and doing a short term rental may be necessary.

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    We bought this house out of state sight unseen after pinpointing a couple of areas we wanted to be in. We rented an Air BnB prior to get a feel for neighborhood, traffic, proximity of parks, shopping etc. Unless you are very familiar with a place however, there can be lots of surprises you didn't think about, so I would not do it that way again.

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    The house we have now looked like it was move in ready on the internet. When we saw it in person it was a major fixer upper. I would not buy sight unseen.

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    Tybee: May I ask what general area of Maine you are looking in? I love Maine, have relatives up in Eddington and DH & I spent last weekend in Portland.

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