~House Hunting Begins~

Jacksonville, Florida
July 10, 2017 11:01am CST
Hey everyone. I hope your having a great day so far. I had a productive morning. I got dishes done, took out the trash, took the cans to the curb, wiped the counters and stove, cleaned off my dresser and the babies are happy and settled. =) I got an email this morning about a home for rent. It's 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms-2,000 sq ft with a fenced yard. It needs some work that my husband can do like painting and a new carpet. It's on the water! It will be around $950 per month, which is less than we are paying now. We are going to look at it within the next few days. Hopefully it works out! There's another house that we need to look at also. 4 bedroom but only 1 bathroom. It's $975 per month. It has a big fenced yard and a sunroom. Hopefully the first house works out, prayers please!!
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• United States
10 Jul 17
Good luck hope you get one of those Jennifer.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Jul 17
@Tiarasoceanview Thank you. =)
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• United States
10 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies Welcome. It would be ideal for you all.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Jul 17
@TiarasOceanView I absolutely agree!!
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
10 Jul 17
You know me! Go for the one on the water! I hope it works out for you and doesn't need too much work. Is it on beachfront property?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Jul 17
@DianneN That's the one we want! I hope so too. Any work it needs my husband can do so that's the good thing. The beach is a couple blocks away which is cool with me! =)
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
10 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies The kids will love it!!!!! Prayers that it works out for you.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Jul 17
@DianneN I know! Thank you so much, gosh I hope and pray it does.
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
10 Jul 17
Absolutely prayers are headed your way. I hope you get the first one, it sounds ideal.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Jul 17
@Hazysue Thank you so much! I want it very much but only if it's Gods will. =)
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@HazySue (21328)
• United States
11 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies let us know. I am praying for you.
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@GardenGerty (99193)
• United States
10 Jul 17
It sounds like the one on the water is an exciting prospect for you guys. I would not want one with only one bathroom.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Jul 17
@Gardengerty Yes! I so hope it works out. 1 bathroom doesn't make me happy either...at all.
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• United States
10 Jul 17
Good luck on house hunting! The rent is a big difference from here and there! I'd love those prices!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Jul 17
@infatuatedbby Thank you. Pay is also very different too I'm sure. It usually evens out with pay/cost.
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• United States
10 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies Yes pay has a difference , in the end it does balance out The water would be lovely. Would it be water you can go in our is it just to look?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Jul 17
@infatuatedbby It would be the beach that we are very close to. =) We could swim in it if we want to. It's about 2 blocks away, or we could cut through the neighbors yard but we won't do that. Lol
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@TRBRocks420 (77410)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Jul 17
Sounds a awesome house hope you get it. I want one on the water, but I also hope that doesn't mean Pythons or Alligators.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Jul 17
@TRBRocks420 Thank you I hope so too. Nothing like scaring me TR, thanks for that! Lol
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@TRBRocks420 (77410)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies lol sorry just I saw a show where they said those were bad in Florida, but maybe not where you are.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Jul 17
@TRBRocks420 No they aren't bad here in Jacksonville, thank God.
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@Prshnth (945)
• Bangalore, India
11 Jul 17
950$ per month...!!! he do you know 1$=around 64 Indian currency we pay around 5000 rupees for a normal house that is around 80$....950$=60800 rupees...that's a lot of money...
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Jul 17
@Prshnth It is expensive but it's the way it is here. We pay $1,000 per month right now.
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@Prshnth (945)
• Bangalore, India
11 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies i thought rich country means you have to pay less money...
@LadyDuck (157088)
• Switzerland
11 Jul 17
Good luck, I think that only one bath is not enough for your family, you need at least two.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Jul 17
@LadyDuck Thank you. I know the bathroom situation wouldn't be good.
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@LadyDuck (157088)
• Switzerland
11 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies No matter which problem you could have, one bathroom only is not enough even for only two people living under the same roof.
@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Jul 17
THe house you mentioned sounds like there would be a lot of room. Any trees? Shade is nice too.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Jul 17
@celticeagle I haven't looked at it yet, we are supposed to today or tomorrow.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies ......Good luck.
@Tina30219 (34157)
• Onaway, Michigan
10 Jul 17
I will keep everything crossed that you get the 1st one. Is the water that the hiuse is on swimable or no?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Jul 17
@Tina30219 Thank you. =) Yes it's the beach.
@Tina30219 (34157)
• Onaway, Michigan
11 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies Your welcome. Very cool I am sure the kids will enjoy it.
@snowy22315 (47120)
• United States
10 Jul 17
THe first house sounds awesome. It is plenty big an on he water too! Have you considered arent to own option? That way you will be working toward something.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Jul 17
@snowy22315 Yeah I really want the first one! Our credit would never allow us to rent to own. It's fine though, I like not having everything be our responsibility when things go wrong.
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@snowy22315 (47120)
• United States
10 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies I see what you are saying but there is a certain security in knowing that you own something, and not being at the mercy of someone else. Maybe if you like the house..and it works out maybe down the road you might be able to work something out with the owner. Good Luck!
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• United States
10 Jul 17
Good luck house hunting! I hope you find a good 1 and it sticks!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Jul 17
@Daniegirl80587 Thank you =)
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• United States
11 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies Youre very welcome :-)
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@NJChicaa (40106)
• United States
10 Jul 17
I hope the one on the water works out. Those rent prices are great!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Jul 17
@NJChicaa Thanks, I hope so too! The pay is much lower here than up there though too.
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@NJChicaa (40106)
• United States
10 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies That is true.
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@Courtlynn (66112)
• United States
10 Jul 17
Both sound really nice, but i do like the sound of a 2nd bathroom! Lol. I'm sure you guys can use it with 7 people. Good luck girlfriend!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Jul 17
@Courtlynn Yes, we do need 2 bathrooms with 7 people! Lol. Thank you!! =)
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@Courtlynn (66112)
• United States
10 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies yeah. Lol youre welcome
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@Gillygirl (17282)
• Sutton, England
10 Jul 17
Good luck with the house hunting. I hope you get your first choice of house.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Jul 17
@Gillygirl Thank you very much. =)
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@Gillygirl (17282)
• Sutton, England
12 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies Your are welcome.
@Happy2BeMe (74744)
• Canada
10 Jul 17
Fingers crossed and prayers that it will all work out for you and your family.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Jul 17
@Happy2beme Thank you so much! I really want the first house and I hope we can get it. =)
@Happy2BeMe (74744)
• Canada
10 Jul 17
@LovingMyBabies I hope so too. That would be great.
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• La Jolla, California
11 Jul 17
Woow!!! How exciting. I just bought my house here in California. I wish it was that much a month. I'm paying 2200 and I berly got a backyard. It's 3bed 2.5 bath. The kitchen is pretty big though
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Jul 17
@Musicalcatbird Congrats! Yes but pay is much higher there too.
@Elizaby (3658)
• Pensacola, Florida
11 Jul 17
Praying that you can get the first house you are looking at
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Jul 17
@Elizaby Thank you! =)
@hostessman (9439)
• Tucson, Arizona
10 Jul 17
good luck with the first house,,,you need to have 2 bathrooms
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Jul 17
@hostessman Thank you! Yes we definitely do.
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• Peoria, Arizona
10 Jul 17
I feel like the first option is way better, cheaper and also the fact that there are 2 bathrooms. Since your kids are getting older, having 2 bathrooms is a must. I remember growing up and 5 of us had to share 1 bathroom because we couldn't use my step mom's bathroom. It was not good haha Hopefully everything works out how it is supposed to!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Jul 17
@Desirousdreamer Yes I agree, 2 bathrooms is a must! Lol, yeah that doesn't sound good. Thank you =)