(Closed) How old were you when you purchased your first home?

posted 4 years ago in Home
  • poll: How old were you when you purchased your first home?
    18 - 21 : (16 votes)
    6 %
    22 - 26 : (133 votes)
    52 %
    27 - 30 : (68 votes)
    26 %
    30 - 35 : (32 votes)
    12 %
    35 - 40 : (4 votes)
    2 %
    40 - : (5 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1418 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    At this rate in this area (NYC metro area), never, lol

    Post # 4
    Member
    2975 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Meant2Bee:  Waiting. Isn’t it the best??? *rolls eyes* Good luck 😛

    We just bought our house last week (by bought I mean closed – we actually *bought it* in February…but you know, had to wait) and I’m 24, FH is 25. 

    It has been so much fun 🙂 

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    2376 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We were both 30. 

    We wanted to be at a point in our lives that we were comfortable living in a place for at least 7-8 years before we even considered moving. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    11227 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I was 39 when I signed the contract with the builder, and 40 when the house was completed, and I went to settlement.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2363 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @BookishBelle:  So true!  Not sure whether to laugh or cry.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1408 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    im 24, FI is 31 

    Post # 10
    Member
    5227 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I will be 26 when we close ( next month) and DH will be 31 on our close date. Happy birthday to him!

    Post # 11
    Member
    7772 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Probably never!  And I am totally okay with that 🙂

    Post # 12
    Member
    791 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I was 23 and DH was 25 when we bought our first house.  Good luck and enjoy! 

     

    Post # 13
    Member
    1418 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @LittleRiver:  I don’t know HOW my parents were able to afford a house at 22/24!! I know the market was different 30 years ago, but still! To find an affordable house that just isn’t falling apart (I’d settle for v. small) in a good school district (imperative for me) is impossible. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    9693 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @Meant2Bee:  I bought my first investment property at 20 (without a man or my parents – scary! At least it was for me). From there, I bought my first family home at 22 (I was single, so again, I did it alone).

    Post # 15
    Member
    1182 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I was 28. I bought it by myself, it’s still solely in my name but my fiance lives with me.  We’re thinking of upgrading just because he likes big houses but I’m not sold on the idea approx. 1600 square foot 4 bedroom home is plenty enough space for 2 people. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    2975 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Meant2Bee:  Ugh. That happened to us too – at the end we got the house for $10K less than it was listed (we pretty much accepted their first counter offer because we loved the house too much). 

    Good luck hun! Keep us posted!

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