Post # 1
This isn’t a “I’m richer than you” post, it’s more of an interest in the differences town to town, and country to country.
For example, I live in Western Australia. My partner and I just bought a 3×1 semi-detached house a half hours drive from the city centre… and it cost us $429000.
So, how much was your house?
Post # 3
We don’t have a house exactly. We purchased a 2×2 860 sq ft apartment an hour and a half from city centre for $240,000.
Post # 4
My mom and dad bought my house in 1997 at $79,500 and we are selling it now for over $250,000.
3 bedroom, 1 bath and unfinished basement
Post # 5
My FH’s dad builit our house, and I think it’s appraised at 330k? Not entirely sure. It’s a 4br, 2bath lake house with a garage, sauna and boat cabin, so I think it’s pretty well priced!
Post # 6
We just bought our house for $75,000 but it was a foreclosure and was valued at $120,000. We also live in Texas where the housing marked is MUCH cheaper. We live smack dab in the middle of the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metorplex. Our house is fully detached 2400 sq/ft 2 stories, 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath, 2 car attached garage with a good sized yard.
I adore it and know we got it for a STEAL which is why it makes it so much easier to justify our updates and renovations.
Post # 7
We’ll be purchasing a 3×1 1200 sq ft house from FI’s grandmother for ~$7k. We’re going to get a loan for 40k to totally renovate the interior/exterior. So total cost is around $47k and when we’re done it’ll be work twice that at least based on location. 🙂
However, also due to location, homes are less expensive here. We are getting an insanely good deal on this house and that’s why we’re buying it; we could get a similar size house completely new for ~100k.
It is a 1940s era home that was previously used as military officer barracks, due to it’s close location to a fort. It’ll be beautiful once restored.
FI and I are currently renting the home until we get the loan.
Post # 8
I’ll play! We live in the Okanagan area of BC. We paid $450,000 for our 5-bed, 2-bath home. It is approx 3000 sq ft (2100 finished, 900 unfished for now). It has a 3-car garage and a nice, big fenced-in yard on a corner lot. I feel we got a really good deal for our area. Other houses on our street sell for anywhere from 550-650K. The sellers were desperate!
Post # 9
We are in the process of building a 2300 sqft fullt detached house with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a huge backyard for just under 190k. Gotta love living in the country!
Post # 10
213k. On a little under an acre. Definatly a fixer upper, but slowly turning into our dream home.
Post # 11
We own 2 fully detached homes. one we paid $98k for it is now valued at over $260k 🙂
The other we paid $260k for and is now valued at over $280k only 2 years later 🙂 oh both are 3 bed 2 bath homes with huge blocks.
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
We bought a house a few months ago a rural part of the country but an university town, so houses are more than surrounding areas. We got our litte 1-floor, 1952, 850 sq ft ranch style home on a nice big lot for $129,500. That’s a mortgage payment of $700/month, which is pretty sweet! It’s the cutest house every – peaked ceilings with exposed rafters and beams, wood floors, big south facing windows. 🙂
Post # 13
our condo was 419k. we are the first owners of it..it was built last december.
we live in a major canadian city.
Post # 14
I don’t have a house yet. : (
But my mom fairly recently bought a house in a quiet middle-class outer suburb (30 mins from downtown) of Charlotte, NC for $115k and put about $40k into renovations. (It needed some work, this wasn’t all cosmetic.) Turned out very cute. 3 beds, 2.5 baths, about 1500 square feet, full brick, medium backyard and deck, 2 car garage.
Post # 15
There’s a HUGE difference what you get for your money depending on the market you’re in even in the US. I was at training for a job with colleagues from all over the country. One of the girls just got married and bought a house and was very excited about it. She asked us to bring a picture of our house when we went home for the weekend. It was hilarious to compare! In the $800k range, the lady from Chicago had a small but very nice condo in an ideal location. The woman from Texas had a gated mansion, I’m not even kidding. It had its own remote controlled gate at the entrance on the driveway. And my colleague from California had a Tiny bungalow that you could’ve opened the window and touched the neighbors’ house. Very cute but i never would have guessed it would be in that price range. My house in the NE in that range was certainly not a mansion like in TX, but all the houses in our neighborhood were 4000+ sq ft individually built, custom homes. Very, very different homes all within the same price point. I thought it was fascinating. Best wishes!
Post # 16
We paid $350,000 for a 1100sqft condo 2 bedrooms 2bath about 35min from downtown Vancouver, Canada