How old were you/will you be when you purchase(d) your first home?

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: How old were you/will you be when you purchase(d) your first home?
    18-21 : (14 votes)
    6 %
    22-25 : (87 votes)
    40 %
    26-39 : (63 votes)
    29 %
    30-34 : (32 votes)
    15 %
    34-38 : (7 votes)
    3 %
    39+ : (3 votes)
    1 %
    Have not purchased/will not purchase a home! : (14 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL


    • Your age 22
    • Partner’s age (if they were involved at the time) 31
    • Housing area (metro/large city, medium sized city, small city, rural) Small city (Orlando, FL suburban neighborhood)
    • Do you still live in your first home? Nope, I quit claim deeded it to my ex husband when we got divorced; owning a house was more stress and money than it was worth to me (the ducts and A/C unit had to be replaced for $5K right away and we put another $5K into it for carpets and appliances when we moved in to make it liveable) and I don’t plan to buy anything in the near future as a result (we bought in 2006, divorced in 2007, and he finally sold it recently in 2013)



    Post # 5
    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    bmo88:  Well we just got the bond but the process obviously isn’t complete yet. I will be 24 and dh 28. We live in a major metro, way too big actually. Housing is super expensive here and buying the house will make things tight for us but we dont want to rent anymore, renting a small 2 bedroom with no garden so read flat is half as expensive as buying a large 3 bedroom home. Plus we want to try for children in about 5 years and we swore we didn’t want to have kids and be renting. The rental market is unstable where we are. We have yet to stay in the same rental for much more than a year.

    Post # 7
    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    bmo88:  I live in SA so I will do this in rands. Our rent excluding electricity is 6500 a month, our bond will be around 12000. Now obviously there are other costs associated with buying but we are buying what i think might be 3 times the size plus there is a massive garden and undercover lockup parking for 4 cars as apposed to the current undercover non-lockup parking for 2. We happen to have 3, one was inherited by me and is very sentimental and is fully paid off. So the parking is a massive plus for us.

    Edit: Just wanted to add that is to live in a neighbourhood we are comfortable in. There are much cheaper areas but they tend to be less safe.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  BtoR.
    Post # 9
    279 posts
    Helper bee

    I had just turned 28 and my bf was 27.  We bought a 4 bed house on 1 acre just out of a small city (60,000 people). We still live at the same place (a year and a half later) and plan to make it our “forever home”.  Real estate is very expensive in Australia and it makes sense here to buy a great place once rather than a cheaper place now, then a better house later due to the hefty taxes (we’re talking $20 or $30k). 

    Post # 10
    2627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Hopefully, if all goes well this summer, FI and I will both be 26 when we purchase our first home! 

    And I am equal parts excited and terrified.

    I think that our city would be considered small/medium,  and I desperately hope that the house we buy is the one we stay in until we are grandparents but if not,  then we will hopefully we are in our first home for at least 5-10 years. 

    Post # 11
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    DH and I will be moving around too much to purchase anything but someday we hope to be home owners. Maybe our travels will bring us to the perfect settling place 🙂 

    Post # 12
    178 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015 - Los Willows Wedding Estate

    age: 18

    Partenrs age: 28

    location: big city (san Diego, CA)

    Living in it still: Yes

    Post # 13
    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    bmo88:  yip 🙂 we hoping to stay in it a while. We would like to move back to my home city one day but we know that’s years away so renting doesn’t make sense for us

    Post # 14
    1043 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    im super jealous of all you ladies! Home ownership is a touchy subject for me… I would give almost anything to be able to look at houses, do home improvements, and decorate at this point in my life… but im in school… And have no idea where well be living at the end of it all… Im 25 still living in shared accomadations with classmates in Ireland, fi is 27 and rents his own apartment in our hometown in Canada… I feel like an overgrown 18 year old most days…

    Post # 15
    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    dv3849:  My dh and I are fortunate I guess… my dh has a very good paying job and I am thankfully getting a good stipend to study. But dont get me wrong, we are totally terrified

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