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

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 121
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Newbee

We bought a newbuild 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom ground floor flat in Greater London (UK) 20 months ago for £260,000 (so around 394862 USD). We are some of the lucky few to have 12 whole patio slabs for a ‘garden’ too!

House prices are insane where we are. we could only afford to buy because my parents gave us a 40% deposit. We would love to buy a house in a few years, but we have no idea how we would save the money we need. 

 

Post # 122
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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twodresswedding:  I miss Ottawa! I used to live in centretown and it was surprisingly much less expensive than where I live now!

Darling Husband and I bought a new build semi (duplex) and it has 4 bedrooms/3.5 Bathrooms. Our basement has a seperate entrance to a suite (we rent it out) and we have a backyard and attached garage. We paid 740,000 and we live in Fort McMurray currently. Housing prices here a bit down (not much though) but at the time we bought average house prices were about 800,000 :/ Not to mention, our rent when we first got here was twice as high as it was in Ottawa and there is no wallability and transit is a gong show so a car was also needed!

Post # 123
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I wish house prices were as good over here as they are bad where most of you are in the US! Sigh would love an acre of land For $300k

Here in auckland new zealand we bought a 3 bedroom 1 bathroom 120sqm 1920s bungalow with heritage features with double carport on a half share of 750sqm of land, reasonable and able to live-in condition (with some red/blue ‘marble’ formica bench tops!) and in a central city suburb, – $662,500 in 2012 (after 9 months of searching and losing 9 auctions) , a smaller property one street away 2 bedrooms and also half shared land just sold for $980,000 its insane here right now, we’d love more land one day but staying put for now!

Post # 124
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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pcosbee:  Whew! You go girl! In a few years, you will forget the lean years pasta struggle! Enjoy and congrats!!

Post # 125
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Bumble bee

We are in Canada as well. Our house was $400k+. We have four bedrooms, four baths and a finished basement. We’ll be paying it off for 25 years, but at least we won’t have to move again!

Post # 126
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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amanda.417:  We paid $140k too in the midwest for a 3 bed/2.5 bath 2200sf house. It needs some updating, but has everything we need in a first house. Cheers to living in the midwest.

Post # 127
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We live about 90 minutes north of Toronto, in Barrie.  We bought our 2800 square foot detached home on a large corner lot, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms for $312k.  We have had realestate agents pull up to our house with your clients in the car to see if we were willing to sell.  Currently houses our size in the south end of Barrie are selling for between $480k and $550k.

Post # 128
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We bought our house in March of 2011. It was an estate sale and needed a lot of work. We ended up getting the house for $227k including the closing costs (house was listed at $389k then lowered to $329k, but the estate wanted it gone as they were paying a lot in taxes for it so they reallllly worked with us). We put about 30k into the house and did almost everything ourselves. I also successfully had the taxes grieved from $13,900 to about $7,600) We still have some work to do (landscaping, finishing the basement) but we could probably sell the house with work still needing to be done to it for around $500k. Other houses in our neighborhood are going between $500k-$600k for something comparable.

We are located on Long Island in NY.

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Post # 129
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Busy bee

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ElleWoods:  Haha…funny (or not-so-funny) story…we actually went under contract for that house, then got back the appraisal and it only appraised for $125K. Seller refused to budge on the price and we couldn’t afford to add an extra $15K to our downpayment (in addition to the 20% we were already putting down), so we had to walk away.

We literally just went under contract on another property (as in…signed it 10 minutes ago) 3bed/2bath for $119K.

Post # 130
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We just bought our house in the midwest. We paid 130K for a 4 bed 1.5 bath 2 story house. It is on a 1/4 acre lot! 

Post # 131
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

$275k for a 2 bedroom/2 1/2 bath 1730sqft townhome in MD about 30 miles north of DC.  I considered it a steal since it’s in a nice neighborhood, built in 2012, previous owners got a lot of upgrades when it was being built, and they lowered the price since they were motivated to sell.

Darling Husband on the other hand is from a small town in Maine and is still in sticker shock, but we plan to get a single family home with more bedrooms in the near future.

Post # 132
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Newbee

Partner and I paid $430K AUD for a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse in the Australian Capital Territory. We have a single car lock up garage and a garden big enough for the dog to run around.

Post # 133
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We close on our house monday and we paid $150k for a 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom house on 2 acres of land. I’m in the Southeast.

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