(Closed) Spinoff poll: how much was your first home?

posted 4 years ago in Home
  • poll: How much money was your first home? USD
    $100-149k : (40 votes)
    16 %
    $150-199k : (44 votes)
    18 %
    $200-249k : (37 votes)
    15 %
    $250-299k : (31 votes)
    12 %
    $300-349k : (15 votes)
    6 %
    $350-399k : (26 votes)
    10 %
    $400-499k : (14 votes)
    6 %
    >$500k : (43 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    14969 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Our first and forever home was 550k 5 years ago.  Simiilar house down the street just sold last month for 620k so it’s probably worth a little more now.  I was 31 when we bought it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    3332 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    $360k or so. We live in an expensive city and bought in the burbs. Inner city this wouldn’t buy much lol.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2166 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We bought in a suburb and paid $260,000. For 1,500+ sq feet in SoCal, I’d say we got a really good deal.

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    825 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Cost of living is pretty low in Texas. So our 1900sqft 3bed/2ba/ 2 car garage was only $140k. We live in a city of about 300k people.

    Post # 8
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    1357 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2027

    thosethreewords:  you forgot to take certain areas in the US into account too. Here in SC it’s completely acceptable to live in a mobile home. My first husband and I paid 15k for a singlewide in 99, no land, he still lives there. 

    My Fiance and I just paid 170k for a 3000 sq ft, 100 year old farm house, on one acre, in the same town

    Post # 9
    Member
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    This poll is so skewed because of cost of living.  I’m in Seattle ‘burbs where the average median home price is $350-400k.  We bought our first home in our 20’s as a forclosure.  It has been gutted to dirt and rebuilt but we STILL paid $140k.  Where we were born and raised (Michigan) that would buy a beautiful home! I think its hard to compare dollar amounts with such a broad audience.

    Post # 10
    Member
    2394 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Our first home was $420. It’s now worth about $550 (thank goodness!). I’m in So Cal.

    Post # 11
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    944 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    thosethreewords:  we bought our first home for $165k (almost 4 years ago) but is worth $240k by last appraisal value and based on current market, only going up. 

    Post # 12
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    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    thosethreewords:  I live in Texas and our home cost 140k. Four bedrooms,  2 1/2 bath, 2 car garage and our lot is a little over 10,0000 sqft. Our home is about 2,000 sqft. I work pretty close to home. I didn’t need to move out to the suburbs to get a good deal. Our neighborhood is up and coming so our home is valued at almost 200k now.

    Post # 13
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    1480 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I bought a 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom condo, a little under 1300 sqft for $170k in 2012. It was a foreclosure and I put about $25k into it for renovations before I moved in. It was just appraised for $302k. In southern California.

    We are at a loss about where to buy our next house because everywhere is so expensive now (for safe area AND a good school district and at least a 4000 sqft lot it’s at least $500k). I’d like to move out of state but we’ll see if that happens.

    Post # 14
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    2449 posts
    Buzzing bee

    150k and it is a townhome (still live in it). We put a lot of money into it to fix it up. We weren’t ready for a bigger “family home” yet and we didn’t feel comfortable spending that money. Our house is pretty small but does the job now in a good neighborhood. The homes that we we’re looking at originally were like 250k for crap. Crappy homes and a for a crappy neighborhood.

    House prices vary so much from towns though, it’s crazy. 

    Post # 15
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    1320 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    We are in the Southeast. Just purchased in April and we paid $135k. It’s a townhome about 10 years old, 1700 sq ft, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1 car garage, and 2 car driveway. It was pretty much move-in ready.

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