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Old 12-14-2016, 12:34 AM   #1
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Couple looking for Home (WTB/Payments)

Hellllooooo. My wife and I are looking for a home. We've been struggling for the last few years due to the usual suspects. Hours cut. Both working 2 jobs and actually making less money. It's a fantastic existence. We were hoping someone who has a rig for sale would consider taking a modest down payment and monthly installments. We are located in Long Beach CA. We are hardworking people, lived in the same place for almost 13 years and are looking for a little breathing room. I'd love to hear from you if you do.
You can call, text or email me. My number is 310-766-4416.
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Old 12-14-2016, 12:41 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.


I assume it would be better if you get a loan from the bank then go pay off who ever is selling the rig.

Either way, best of luck to you and your wife.

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Old 12-14-2016, 12:57 AM   #3
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We considered that but are leaning more towards living off the grid. Turning 40 and loosing everything you've worked very hard for has been a huge awakening.
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Old 12-14-2016, 01:07 AM   #4
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I only suggested it because I assume a seller would want the money up front. And you would still be accommodated with monthly payments. Win Win situation.

Yes, sometimes life takes unexpected turns. I hope for the best to you and your wife.


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Old 12-14-2016, 08:35 AM   #5
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And you've gotta consider the seller's side... Where's he gonna find you if you're off grid. Nothing against you, but people are a lot more cautious now-a-days.

I lucked into my deal, as it was unprecedented.
We entered into a contract, applied his lien to the title.
Per contract, If I missed 2 payments... I signed the title back over to him, and walk away with no equity or claim. Also, I must maintain insurance during term of loan.

I make a payment into his bank account once a month and snap a picture of the receipt, and text it to him. He acknowledges, I take a screen shot of his acknowledgment and email myself to two locations.

Per contract, he'll sign a lien release on final payment.
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:50 AM   #6
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Welcome! Sounds like you've got the right idea down sizing, but No sense is going deeper into debt, surely something in your price range will prove less stressful than owing more money. We deserve that. That's what Skoolies are all about.
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Old 12-14-2016, 01:37 PM   #7
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IMO . When people are down on cash and living paycheck to paycheck. A bus might be a real problem when it breaks down. If ya gotta; buy a small one and tow service so to get you off the highway. I do wish you good luck
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Old 12-14-2016, 02:40 PM   #8
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dependng on your area bus living isnt always cheaper... you have to park somewhere.. you have to get water and dump your tanks someplace.. or if you dont have plumbing you have to somehow be somewhere where you can clean yourself before work.. wash your clothes... buy fuel to drive around, insure your bus, keep your food cold when you are at work.. you can live off grid pretty cheaply if you can find a place to park semi permanently that is not expensve.. and has a source of fresh water..
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Old 12-14-2016, 07:17 PM   #9
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Welcome! I know exactly what your going through, I wish you the best of luck. Keep looking and something will turn up.



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Down from the door where it began.
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Old 12-15-2016, 02:49 PM   #10
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Here ya go.

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