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Should I buy a place if my gf doesn't like it?


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2 hours ago, Gaeta said:

Something just dawn on me.

You said you want a house or condo with a garage, it that because your car won't start if it spends the night out? That means you will spend an extra 50-60k on a property just so your $2,000 car sleeps inside?? 

Well since the car isn't worth anything I figure I might as well get my money's worth out of it and just milk it for everything it has left unless that's bad?

Plus I thought I could just put a new car in the garage later when I got a new one down the road in the future.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Gaeta said:

You don't know that the calciums they put on our roads in winter make our car rust? And rust will eat up important expensive parts of cars like the frame.  Older the car older the parts, with time parts break and stop functionning like transmission, engin, suspension, electrical computer parts. 

Newer cars have warranties, their parts are new, their transmission and engin have not been running for years. They're trustworthy, they will start after a night outside at -40.

Do you take your car to go to work? Your car is what allows you to go to work, work is what allows you to buy food and put a roof over your head.  

How much longer you think you can drive a 16 yo car?

I'm not sure I just thought I would run the car into the ground since it's not worth much if that's worth it?

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3 hours ago, basil67 said:

I'm not talking about how cars survive the winter - that's @Gaeta    She and I are giving two different reasons that you should be wary of buying an old house and having an old car.

I'm saying that an older car is more expensive to repair as it's harder to find parts.  And that if you're in an accident, it's more likely that the insurance company will write an older car off because parts are expensive and the low value of the car makes repair not worthwhile .  Therefore, you'd need a new car.   

If you have a lot of house repairs or borrow to your limit, you may not be able to afford a new car.   Have you done a budget to see how you'd manage with your monthly repayments, standard living expenses and unexpected expenses?

 

I've done the budget and can still come out with some especially if she helps me expenses. 

Well one of the houses I bid on I got so I guess it's mine now..  so I guess I will have to figure out the car situation with the restrictions now.

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5 hours ago, ironpony said:

Well since the car isn't worth anything I figure I might as well get my money's worth out of it and just milk it for everything

So you knew your car was worth nothing, why did you ask me if a 2008 car was old when you knew it's worth nothing! 

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5 hours ago, ironpony said:

Well one of the houses I bid on I got so I guess it's mine now..  so I guess I will have to figure out the car situation with the restrictions now.

Why 1 hours ago you were still asking if buying a condo was better if you had already made an offer on a house!?

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1 hour ago, Gaeta said:

Why 1 hours ago you were still asking if buying a condo was better if you had already made an offer on a house!?

Sorry I made an offer on a few things and I was really struggling with it.  I didn't think I would get it.

Plus people say condos are better since the condo board takes care of things whereas the house could be a money pit as a risk.

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1 hour ago, Gaeta said:

So you knew your car was worth nothing, why did you ask me if a 2008 car was old when you knew it's worth nothing! 

Oh I didn't know it was worth nothing.  After I mentioned that the car was 2008 it was set on here that it was worth hardly anything so I was going by what was said on here.

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Congratulations on the house Ironpony. It's one of the most exciting experience of our life to get our first house, 2nd or even 3rd 🙂

 

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12 hours ago, ironpony said:

Well one of the houses I bid on I got so I guess it's mine now..

Surely you would not have agreed on an unconditional sale without a professional inspection.....?

Congratulations and I hope this all works out for you, but if there's any chance that your offer is still conditional, please for the love of god book an inspection right away. That sort of thing is typically time-based where I live, not sure about yours.

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59 minutes ago, Els said:

Surely you would not have agreed on an unconditional sale without a professional inspection.....?

Congratulations and I hope this all works out for you, but if there's any chance that your offer is still conditional, please for the love of god book an inspection right away. That sort of thing is typically time-based where I live, not sure about yours.

Sorry yes the offer is conditional and I just won the bid.  I had to bid since there was only an hour left when I saw it. But I'm still going to get the inspection for sure.

Thanks.

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Well Im kinda overwhelmed like it's hard to believe it happened.  I just hope I made the right decision, especially since there was another one I was going to bid on that was nicer and a little cheaper.  But I probably wouldn't have got it anyway.

Plus I hope my gf can live in this not as nice if a place, but she seems ok with it for now.

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4 hours ago, ironpony said:

I just hope I made the right decision

Once the decision is made you don't second guess yourself, you look ahead and do your very best. If it works out then good, if it doesn't then you sell. Nothing bad or shameful, you are living your life to the fullest, you're taking calculated risks, it's a much more interesting life! Enjoy the process!

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Oh thanks for the perspective!  It's just that I got this place, without a garage to keep the car warm in the winter, and nowhere to plug it in, and I was told before on here to just get a new car if that's the case.  But now that I got the place, I can't afford a new car though, so wonder if I made the right decision.

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13 minutes ago, ironpony said:

Oh thanks for the perspective!  It's just that I got this place, without a garage to keep the car warm in the winter, and nowhere to plug it in, and I was told before on here to just get a new car if that's the case.  But now that I got the place, I can't afford a new car though, so wonder if I made the right decision.

Unless your contract allows you to change your mind, it's too late to worry about it now

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10 hours ago, ironpony said:

Oh thanks for the perspective!  It's just that I got this place, without a garage to keep the car warm in the winter, and nowhere to plug it in, and I was told before on here to just get a new car if that's the case.  But now that I got the place, I can't afford a new car though, so wonder if I made the right decision.

There are other solutions to that. You can call a couple of electricians and ask a quote on how it would cost to bring an electrical plug outside. 

You can also buy battery warmers that don't need to be plugged in an outlet but need AA batteries. 

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10 hours ago, ironpony said:

and nowhere to plug it in

Thinking about this. I have lived in several provinces of Canada and lived in older houses and newer houses. I have never ever seen a house without an electrical outlet outside. Ever Ever!

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But I am willing to let my gf have the parking spot since her car is older, but since it's a condo, there is only one spot, and I will have to park across the street if I let her have it.

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2 hours ago, ironpony said:

But I am willing to let my gf have the parking spot since her car is older, but since it's a condo, there is only one spot, and I will have to park across the street if I let her have it.

You would have known this before you bought the place.  How did you plan to solve the issue?

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On June 13 you said you made a bid on a *house* and got it. Now you say you bought a condo. 

Like l  said, get a battery warmer that functions on batteries.

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5 hours ago, Gaeta said:

On June 13 you said you made a bid on a *house* and got it. Now you say you bought a condo. 

Like l  said, get a battery warmer that functions on batteries.

Sorry it's more of a condo type place I meant but there's not much parking options. 

A lot of these cheaper places were built in a time when I guess women partners were not expected to have cars I guess 

I'll use a battery warmer like you suggested. Thanks.

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2 hours ago, ironpony said:

Sorry it's more of a condo type place I meant but there's not much parking options. 

A lot of these cheaper places were built in a time when I guess women partners were not expected to have cars I guess 

I'll use a battery warmer like you suggested. Thanks.

That's an odd conclusion to jump to, considering that female drivers were apparently normalized in Canada in WW1, and I'd hope your condo isn't 100+ years old. ;) It's normal for cheap apartments to only have 1 carpark, because apartments are usually built in central areas where space is expensive. So having only 1 carpark makes the apartment more affordable. A couple that's living together in such a place would often have 1 person drive and drop the other person off at work, or 1 person would take public transport, etc.

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