(Closed) When Did You Get Your First House

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We might be somewhat unusual but we got our house about a year and half before we got engaged.  My name isn’t on the house or mortgage since I wasn’t paying anything at the time. Once I pass the bar and start working/paying mortgage we will probably get my name on the house and possibly mortgage if it makes sense to refinance. 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’ve been in our house for four years (I can’t believe it’s been four years!!!) and married for a year and a half.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

It will be a year the day we come home from our honeymoon– August 4th. 

We realized last June that we could afford to buy a house OR get married– but not both at the same time, so we went ahead and bought the house first, then saved for and planned the wedding for almost exactly a year later! 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We bought our house two years ago, just a few months before we got married. Congrats on the house!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

hopefully land will be purchased a few weeks after the wedding and the house would come next spring. Since we work seasonally in two areas this would be the summer house. Maybe next year we will do the same thing and build again if the company is making good money. We plan on only having a mortgage on the land and everything else being payed cash.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We got our house at ages 24/25 and we had been married for 1 year and 8 months.  It would have been a little earlier except we knew we were planning to move from Dallas to Atlanta so there was no point in buying in Dallas.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We got our house about 2 years before we got married when we were 19/20.  Yes, we are lucky.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I bought my first house 2 years ago, before FI and I were seriously dating.  I bought a townhome by myself at age 32.  He helped me move in and decorate the place so it is as much his as it is mine.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Ohh, being under contract is such an exciting/stressful time! Good luck to you!! 🙂

Husband and I bought ours just about 5 months ago. We had been married about 9 months, and I was 24, he was 29. I LOVE being a homeowner!!!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

DH bought a condo 2 years before we were married, so I moved in with him once we did get married. After that, we took just under 2 years to find our home that we’re in now. We closed at the end of the month in which we celebrated our 2 year anniversary! 

Congratulations on your house! I agree with @dramabean: it was by far one of the most exciting and stressful times of our lives! We went from “your offer is in with the relocation company, but they move slowly, so we probably won’t hear anything for about a month” to the very next day, “the relocation company accepted your offer! You’re under contract and they want to close at the end of the month!” 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@PrncssDva:  Haha good for you!!! Keep calm!

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