Your first homes!

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 3
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t have any pics but my first home I bought from my parents. It was a lovely 1980s fixer upper. And it was so Miami vice 80s. I redid the whole thing by myself with practically no budget. 

DH and I are in our first home together. I’d show you pics but the place is a construction disaster right now. I totally forgot to take before pics. Can’t believe I did that! I must have a thing for 80s disasters because we started with one of those again. 

Post # 4
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2580 posts
Sugar bee

Pics do not wanna load up right we just built this year best decision ever 🙂

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t want to post an actual picture of my home due to privacy preferences, but it’s a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. It’s a ranch, though, which I hope to eventually move out of.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

It’s a 3 bed/1.5 bath starter home. But it’s OUR home. We chose lot size over house size (.25 acres in town) and after a couple years we will sell and build our dream home. 🙂

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wonl post a pic of ourrealfirst home but it was similar to this one. We were the first purchasers in a brand new subdivision.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am amazed at how many of you can afford houses, wow!!!

Our first (married) home is a rented one-bedroom apartment. (We have lived in much crappier situations in the past, including with roommates, and at another point in time, the two of us crammed in the tiniest bachelor apartment you’ve ever seen, this was while engaged). Our place now is big enough for both of us, but still, not even a condo, a one-bedroom apartment. I know plenty of young couples who are in basement apartments. Yeesh, we have got to move out wayyyyy of the city apparently (Toronto). A VERY modest 2-bedroom smallish detached house is at least 500K in my old neighbourhood just north of the city.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

Building it here! Have the land, working with an architect to get our plan. Looking into geodesic dome building with fire resistant materials as we get strong storms here and the dome is really good there if built right, and given the storms plus drought tendency, fire resistance is a no brainer.

Plus, land for my horses! Can. Not. Wait!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I don’t have a picture on this PC, but our first home is a double fronted cottage in the Welsh countryside.

We decided we’d rather be on the property ladder than be renting but married. 

The cottage has been a renovation project, 2 years in and we’re planning to finish (finally!) December this year. Woo, 2.5 years of work.

It’s a dream house for us, but can’t help but think we’d like something a big bigger than a 2 bed, 1.5 bath for when baby Rhianfa’s come along.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Just completed the purchase and move at the end of July 2014! After years of saving together, while still privately renting and paying our way, we’ve been able to buy our first house. I’m beyond DELIGHTED.

3 bed, 2 bathroom, detached, garage, front and back garden.

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Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I bought my first house before I even met Mr. LK. It was a small, middle of the group, brick town home with no central airconditioning, 50 year old rusted metal kitchen cabinets, and a ridiculous amount of wallpaper that had then been painted over multiple times. It was ewww nasty when I got it. But a lot of elbow grease, a good contractor, and a significant infusion of TLC later, and it was home to DS and I for 8 years before Mr. LK and I moved in together in a different area.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I bought a condo six years ago and just bought my first house last year! It was a new construction. I don’t have any recent pix but here’s when it was being built!

Post # 14
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437 posts
Helper bee

we just bought our first home together in june 🙂 

Post # 15
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11740 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t want to post photos, but it’s a 3 level, 3 bed, 3 1/2 bath townhome.  We have a fully finished basement with a bonus room down there.  Love it, best decision we made!

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