Post # 1
I am so grateful to have gotten such a huge response to my last thread asking how old you were when you bought your first home. Now I have another question as my DH and I have dove head first into looking at house options lately. What type of home do you live in? We’re looking at everything now and im curious. I’m starting to lean towards manufactured homes so we can design it ourselves and stay under $100k with 3 bedrooms. After all the fixer upper homes we’ve seen in our price range this seems like a decent idea. Anyway do any of you live in a manufactured home, any advice… if not what do you live in? Any advice for what to stay away from or look for in any style home?
Post # 3
What is a manufactured home? Is it a new build home like off the blue prints?
We built a new house through a house and land package. I wanted a particular style of house (old weatherboard style like this
but original houses like this were either way out of our price range ($800K – $1.1m) or if they needed work around $400-600K depending on area. I really didn’t want to spend that kind of money on something that would need a new bathroom and possibly new plumbing/wiring (costing over $100K). So we found a company that built new houses in the old style and I got the best of both worlds.
Post # 4
@j_jaye: your house is adorable! love it!
Post # 5
We currently live in a two bed rented flat, but are saving up to hopefully eventually buy a two/three bed semi-detached house with a garden. It’ll take us a while, but I’d like the first place we buy to be somewhere we can stay for a while so it’s important for it to be appropriate for raising kids. I’d hate to have the stress of moving once I fall pregnant!
Post # 6
I’m renting a unit with my fiance at the moment, though we’re hoping to buy a house in the country when the time is right. We’re looking for something solid that we can renovate and build onto as we choose to (my parents bought a crappy little farmhouse 30 years ago and have turned it into an amazing home). I guess the most important factor for me is that it’s in the country with enough space for dogs and horses. I grew up on a farm, and I can’t picture myself living without my animals, or my kids growing up in a city.
Post # 7
We rent a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house. One level, with garage, in a pretty decent neighborhood. When we got engaged, we had three large dogs between the two of us. There was no way we could find an apartment to take all three and we could never do that to them, anyway. Having two in an apartment was one thing. We had our routine and the space was never an issue because that’s how they grew up and we went to the dog park all the time. But when we got all three together for visits, they were insane. So we looked at houses for rent that had great yards. Ours isn’t the prettiest, but it’s perfect for them. We had no other reason for looking for a house than because of the dogs. Now we have four and we’ll never be able to rent an apartment again!
Post # 8
my FI and I each live with our parents in detached houses, mine is bigger than his with more of a yard, and two levels instead of one with a concrete level underneath. when we live together we hope to rent a two or three bedroom house, but buy as soon as we can
Post # 9
We live in a townhome. Really want a house, but with school and the unknown of where we will settle, it’s hard to commit.
But you should include dorms as an option
Post # 10
Is a manufactured home like a trailer? I’ve never heard of them.
DH and I live in 2 bed 2.5 bath townhouse and we love it! It has a “bump out” so we have an extra room on the back of the main floor and basement. We bought it last September and have been slowly fixing it up to our liking. When we first started house hunting I didn’t really want a townhouse. But after looking at a ton of awful homes I finally realized townhouses give you a lot more house for your money.
Post # 11
We’re in a 3 bed/3 bath detached. It needs a bunch of renovations, but the price was right.. and FI is super excited to fix it all up for a better re-sell in a few years (houses on our street generally sell for $60,00+ more than what we paid).
Post # 12
We’re in a condo now but just bought a beautiful detached 4bdrm/4 bath home. Taking pocession at the end of September, then renovating a little. We should be in by December!
Post # 13
A manufactured home is a home that’s actually built in sections off site and then put together on site.
We live in a 2 bed, 1 bath apartment.
Post # 14
We’ve got a townhouse right now, but plans to buy a single family in 1-2 years. Our place is still around 2800sqft (4bed/3.5bath/2 car garage), so still more than enough room for us.
Post # 15
Ah, hello, you forgot “castle”. Pffft. 😛
Kidding! We live in a detached 2-storey house and we love it! I’m a very suburban girl.
Ps – for more research and reading, http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/what-kind-of-dwelling-do-you-live-in
Post # 16
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
@j_jaye: a manufactured home comes in parts that are assembled onsite instead of being built from scratch onsite. In terms of structure and safety, they occupy a space between trailer and a traditional home.