Zillow Advice: Home Buying - to buy or not to buy http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate "If you are content - don't ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ "<em>If you are content - don't buy.&nbsp; If you are not content - go ahead and buy.</em>' -<br/><br/>That sounds like what some politician stated about military spending on the public radio today...&nbsp; That if it was a "moral war", it absolutely doesn't matter how much borrowed Chinese money it costs; it is great to spend 30 trillion dollars of off-budget expenses with foreign borrowed money every year to "fight" against this "moral" whatever.<br/><br/>And how was "moral" defined? ---&gt; if the politician "voted" for it, that means the politician defined it as "moral", thus all wars are moral, and we are supposed to spend 500 trillion dollars every year on each of 30 foreign wars concurrently, or 15 quadrillion dollars, since according to the politician, "right is right" and money is no object.<br/><br/>Absolute craziness.&nbsp; There has NEVER been a moral war; not even World War II.&nbsp; Not even the Battle of Jericho.<br/><br/>And being "discontent" is the most foolish reason that ever existed to buy anything.&nbsp; A discontented person wouldn't even be content with a 60,000 square foot house fully paid for, and even with servants to handle all the maintenance, upkeep and cleaning.<br/><br/> Sun, 26 Jun 2011 05:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ 2011-06-26T05:20:00Z My crystal ball is in for ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ My crystal ball is in for repair right now.&nbsp; Seems a little cloudy.<br/><br/>If you are content - don't buy.&nbsp; If you are not content - go ahead and buy. Sun, 26 Jun 2011 04:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ 2011-06-26T04:27:00Z Roberto,I'm basing my information ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ <p>Roberto,<br/>I'm basing my information on the real estate activity in my area, we have NOT seen a decline in values like other parts of the country,&nbsp; Our home values have risen.&nbsp; Each area is different, renters have a lot of different options when it comes to purchasing a home.&nbsp; Like I said, whether it be your mortgage or someone else's your still paying for it.</p> Sat, 25 Jun 2011 22:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ 2011-06-25T22:14:00Z Janelle:&nbsp;Yes, let's ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ Janelle:&nbsp;<br/><br/>Yes, let's base major life financial decisions on trite cliches. Good idea!<br/><br/>How did that type of thinking work out for your 2006 buyers? &nbsp;&nbsp; Sat, 25 Jun 2011 22:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ 2011-06-25T22:02:00Z Look at it this way, whether ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ Look at it this way, whether you're paying your own mortgage or your landlords you're paying someones mortgage it might as well be yours. Sat, 25 Jun 2011 21:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ 2011-06-25T21:54:00Z Is this about buying a house?All ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnHKRb2e2ts&amp;NR=1" rel="nofollow">Is this about buying a house?</a><br/><br/>All eggs in one basket?<br/><br/>Or is it about a different kind of egg?<br/><br/>And what does that have to do with renting?<br/>Or using servant quarters?<br/><br/>Or maintenance in general?<br/> Sat, 25 Jun 2011 21:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ 2011-06-25T21:07:00Z Who will buy? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-bbyQsGKyY" rel="nofollow">Who will buy?</a> Sat, 25 Jun 2011 20:56:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ 2011-06-25T20:56:00Z How do these things do without ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ How do these things do without Gov. Money..Fed/State?...<br/><br/>Schools..Police Dept.'s...Fire Dept's..Hospitals...Road Maint...Social Services..Jobs associated..Businesses dependent upon..Grant Money..Community Development money<br/><br/>Which Housing Market is not "reflective of what the nation as a whole is doing."?<br/><br/>Buying Real state of any kind in any Market Area without considering how it is "reflective of what the nation as a whole is doing." would be rather foolish IMO Sat, 25 Jun 2011 20:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ 2011-06-25T20:37:00Z Recommend you research real ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ Recommend you research real estate data for the area you would like to purchase. &nbsp;One should never&nbsp;base their decision to/not to purchase on data that is reflective of what the nation as a whole is doing. &nbsp;Determine why you are thinking of purchasing a home, how long will you live in the new home, indentifyt the tax advantageous of owning a home, discuss your needs with a lender and/or agent and then make your decision.<br/><br/><br/> Sat, 25 Jun 2011 20:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ 2011-06-25T20:19:00Z Steven, you could also say ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ Steven, you could also say buy while house prices are this high. They will not always remain at this high of a price level forever. Sat, 25 Jun 2011 19:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/to-buy-or-not-to-buy/404961/ 2011-06-25T19:14:00Z