(Closed) How much did your house cost and where do you live?!

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 91
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Bee Keeper

We live in TN and bought a home a couple of years ago for 185k, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, acre corner lot, built in 2008 so still very updated. I like where we live, but want to move out into the country more– and have some more acreage. To get what I really want, we would probably need to shell out about 250-300k for the house + land and barn.

Post # 92
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Helper bee

1 Bedroom condo for $236k in DC. Jumped on it a few years ago when the housing market was down. 

Hoping to rent it out in ~five years when we purchase a new home. 

Post # 93
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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ChelseaGabrielle:  I’m in Louisville too! We just bought our home a year ago. It was a foreclosure that was “flipped” for $130k. New Windows, new roof, new carpet, new appliances/kitchen. They left the landscaping kinda crappy though. It’s a 3bedroom/1bathroom 1200 sq feet with a huge yard. I’ve been doing more updating myself so when we move in a few years we can get a good price for it, our neighborhood is filled with foreclosures! 

Post # 94
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

 

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Willow90:  Couldn’t agree more on the allergies! My husband and I rely on the Netti-Pot everyday! We had our house airducts cleaned out and it did absolutely nothing. We moved to Louisville from Michigan and now we are ready to move to the east coast. 

Post # 95
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We’re in a nicer metro-Detroit ‘burb. We just bought our house in December. $400K for 2500 sq/ft new construction home. 5 bed, 3 bath, unfinished basement. It’s in an older established neighborhood with a mixture of old and newer homes. Teeny tiny yard but that is par for the course in our area. Finishes are upgraded but not super excessively fancy (i.e. granite but not quartz).

I’m always blown away by the housing costs in Canada. A friend of mine who lives in Calgary is really struggling to find a basic starter home under half a million dollars! Insanity. I guess from that standpoint we got a pretty good deal.

Post # 96
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

St Paul, Minnesota USA

$150,000 built in 1941. 3 bed/1 bath. Long narrowish yard, good sized for big city livin’. Dogs love it! Has been updated, but could use a few more cosmetic updates.

Post # 97
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Sugar bee

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saratiara2:   Just looked at your pic and I live near Calgary if we only made 87,000 household income we would be scraping by lol and thats with no kids.

Post # 98
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

We live in the midwest. We bought a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath with half finished basement that was built in 1976 but flipped before we bought it. 1600 sq ft brick ranch on a quarter acre wooded lot, $136k. Although I think we got a great deal on it because similar houses in our neighborhood are now selling in the $180ks and up. 

Post # 99
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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sway0060:  LOL, I know….the amount for our town COULD buy you a house. An ugly, ugly house in a shit neighbourhood.

Post # 101
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I live in Madison, WI. My fiance and I bought our house last year for $315k. 4 Bedroom, 3 bath, finished basement and fully upgraded with granite in the kitchen and stainless appliances. The previous owners upgraded the heck out of the house then had to move due to job relocating. House was built in 2007 and has 2,700 sq ft. Love it! I just took this photo this morning:

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Post # 102
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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Willow90:  Sad to hear! I’m a Kansas bee as well who only lived here for 4 years as a teenager, then moved to Germany. I have traveled all over the world and came right back to Kansas. Its always sad to me when people from KS can’t see the beauty in where they are. And you won’t find nicer people anywhere. I am also a photographer and one thing i love about Kansas is that it is green and beautiful from April-October..it gets hot but everything is definitely not brown.

Anyways, we just bought 50 acres for 225k and will spend about 200k building our dream home. 

Post # 103
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Worker bee

Yeesh! Noway in a million years would I pay that kind of money to live in the freezing cold. I live in the southern United States and we bought our 3 bed/2 bath, excellent condition home with a huge barn on 6 acres for $104,000. It was a situation where the people were desperate to sell due to serious financial issues, though. In this market, around here, our house would probably be worth more around $204,000. It takes us 20 minutes to get to the beach, so I’m good with that. 

Post # 105
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We live on the NJ side of the Hudson in the NYC area.  We bought a 2 bedroom condo less than two years ago, and the same units in our building are now selling for $825,000; taxes are $12,000/year and monthly maintenance fees are $500.  But we have 1 parking space and a small gym in the building, so those “amenities” cost a bit more.

 

If I wanted a HOUSE in our town, I would have to pay 2-5 million to get it, and it probably wouldn’t have parking and it most definitely wouldn’t be detached, it would be a brownstone/townhouse.

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