(Closed) How did you feel after buying your first home?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
4605 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I went through something similar after I closed on my house. I went from being really excited to really bummed because I noticed little things that needed to be done that I didn’t notice the first go round. Most of that had to do with the fact I didn’t get the hardwood floors I wanted. And then of course there’s the added stress of moving and unpacking and having added bills.

I think it’s normal, but it should pass once you get settled into your new life.

Post # 4
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I definitely had a similar feeling, but in long run I had so much pride in being a homeowner an I love how much we’ve made our house into a home. It takes a while, but then it clicks and it feels awesome 🙂

Post # 5
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I was down too. I read in a real estate book that it’s really common!

For me, I got something small and cheap (a starter) and I was so upset that it didn’t have a fenced in yard. We are trying to get a fence now though!!

Post # 6
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Nervous as shit!! It is a very overwhelming process, don’t get discouraged because you aren’t feeling all “warm and fuzzy”. It will come in time, i promise!

Is there any incentive for you guys to sell house #1 so you aren’t carrying 2 mortgages? I think that would really stress ANYONE out, no matter what the situation.

Keep us posted…

Post # 7
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My SIL just got an offer accepted on a house and I will say that they have gone through a stressfull process, and they are still not 100% sure they are doing the right thing. I think they spent too much money (too high a % of their takehome) and that is why they are freaked out….they were not willing to compromise on the neighborhood or the square footage or the move-in condition of the home, so there you go.

Honestly, I don’t look at home ownedship for most people as “finally” accomplishing a “life long” dream, as most people buy in their 20s and 30s….hardly a lifelong struggle ;-). While I hope to buy eventually, i’m really grateful that i’ve lived in so many different types of rental properties in many different cities. It has really narrowed down what we do/don’t want and has given us the flexibilty to bail on a property if we figure out we don’t like it there! There’s something to be said for not being tied down to a one house for good (or at least, to not having to go through the expensive process of selling and rebuying if you decide it isn’t working out).

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