(Closed) How much did you/ will you pay for your first home?

posted 9 years ago in Home
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  • Post # 3
    5427 posts
    Bee Keeper

    $79,500 for a three bedroom townhouse and unfinished basement. Can’t tell location. (personal reasons)

    They were rentals and company decided to sell them all!

    Post # 4
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I live in the valley in AZ.  We bought in ’09 so prices are lower now, but we have a 3 bed + den, 2 bath, 2 car garage, pool, large backyard, large front yard and we paid 160k.  We felt we got a great deal, and still feel that way, even if house prices have continued to drop.

    Post # 5
    6432 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We’ll be looking at approx $300k for a 1-bed flat.

    We live near London in the UK.

    Post # 6
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I bought a 1 bedroom 600sq ft condo 3 years ago for $74,000. I’m in CT.

    Post # 7
    13094 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We close a week from tomorrow on our first home!

    We are paying $259,000 for a new build home with ~2700 sq. ft.  It has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2 car garage, deck, fenced backyard, walkout finished basement, and hardwoods on the main level.  It also backs up to a small nature preserve (yay for pretty green space!).

    ETA: We’re just outside Atlanta, GA.

    Post # 8
    4354 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    3 bedroom, 2.5 bath .. just over 2000 sqft for $355 000 .. in the outskirts of Toronto area.

    Post # 9
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    First and current home was £145k ($230k USD) for a 3 bed house with gardens, garage. Live in the middle of the UK

    It’s our first home but were probably going to make it our forever home as we could easily extend if needed.

    Post # 10
    15288 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    First and hopefully forever home (unless my husband convinces me to move down south) is 4 bed/2.5 bath/2 car garage/finished basement ~3000 sf outside of Boston for about 550k.

    Post # 11
    8417 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    419K in Chula Vista Eastlake right outside of Sandeigo we bought our first place together….we were able to sell at the hight of the market and make quite a bit and then re-located to Florida and put a lot of money down on a home here….you can get way more house in Florida than California!

    Post # 12
    8481 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’m still living with my mom, so I havent bought one yet. But holy goodness. What kind of jobs do you guys have where your first house is so expensive? My mom has been working her entire adult life and can barely pay off this $80,000 house.

    I’m sure when me and Fiance have enough to get our own house, it will be a tiny 1 or 2 bedroom place for around $70,000.

    Post # 13
    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    $150,000 topsies in the Midwest

    Post # 14
    8417 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

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    @allyfally:  I’m a registered nurse case manager for a health ins co and I make good money but my fiance is the bread winner for sure and we wouldn’t have been able to get our first house on my salary alone. He’s a regional manager of a liquor distribution company that supplies alcohol to the carribean islands…he manages 18 different islands….he makes good money but he does have to travel a lot.


    Also it depends on where you buy in California…. LA or Sandeigo where we bought homes are just outrageous….we now live in Florida where homes are still high but not as high as Ca

    Post # 15
    9050 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We currently are still in our first place we bought. $235,000 for a 2 bed/bath 850 sq ft condo 45 min outside of Vancouver. 

    Post # 16
    7429 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    $230k 3 bed 2 full bath split level on .11 acre in the second most expensive county in Maryland

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