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Hello, Buffer

To blog again is to live again. It has been a while since my WordPress blog has seen new content. For the past year or so, it has been in a broken state that I had to disable it. Before that, it has been repurposed to a Woocommerce site. Sadly , I have not seen anyone buy anything and I think I have not really taken the time to manage the ecommerce experiment. So, here I am trying to use the blog again this time using this Org2Blog Emacs interface. This is my first post using Org2Blog. I plan to keep at it since I really enjoy working on Emacs.

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Ten things I learned so far while looking for a house

These are some of the things I learned so far while looking for our house. We’ve only been to our first house showing and we’ve researched for about a month now.

  1. One can pay Bi-weekly to pay off one’s mortgage early ( 19 years instead of 30) – got this tip from a waitress in a cafĂ©
  2. Once you buy a house, your name will be in public records (I learned a lot of things just by going on the county appraisers website)
  3. A home with pets is not necessarily a minus. One needs to go inside the house to see and smell.
  4. 30 minute drive may seem like nothing until you try it once on a busy weekday.
  5. Check for weird angles. eg. sloping backyards or driveways.
  6. Check the builder.
  7. Check if there are landfills, dumps,cemetery
  8. Get your own realtor, not the sellers.
  9. Talk to friends ,they are a good source of information
  10. There are houses that are not listed on the internet