(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

    $150-199k

    $200-249k

    $250-299k

    $300-349k

    $350-399k

    $400-499k

    >$500k

  • Post # 16
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    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I’m in Northeast Texas and in my mid-twenties. Fiance and I bought our home in September when the market was hot – definitely a seller’s market – for $157K. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with a 2 car garage in an up and coming area.

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    Post # 17
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    5085 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Outside of Tampa, FL. We just closed on our first home last month. We paid $186.5K. Houses are pretty cheap in our town and our house is 4 bed 2.5 bath, 2300 sqft with a 2 car garage and a huge screened porch on the back. 

    Post # 18
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    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    We live in rural Pennsylvania and we got our fixer upper for $110,000 🙂 It is probably worth somewhere around $160,000 now though after all the work we put into it. It is a 3 BR, 1 Bath craftsman style bungalow about 1,300 SF (now closer to 1,600 SF since we have a partially finished basement).

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    Post # 19
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    492 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    $331k in SF Bay area when the market was still down a few yrs ago… now appraises for ~ $550k. Townhouse, not SFR.

    Post # 20
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    13902 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    These posts always make me sad.  We paid around 420k for a townhouse in the DC suburbs.

    Post # 21
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    2679 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    $800k for 1,700sq ft in SoCal. The bathrooms & kitchen all need to be remodeled, in addition to some other more minor cosmetic work throughout the house. 

    Post # 22
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    8953 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    thosethreewords:  $340k was the purchase price 3 years ago but we’ve put many thousands into it (and many more thousands to come…). It’s our forever home and considering you can’t even find a single family home in our town for under $500k these days we got a great deal. 

    Post # 23
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    444 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    1400 sq ft condo. Bought in 2009 for $93,000. I live in Michigan. 

    Post # 24
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    928 posts
    Busy bee

    $160k for my condo in SoCal. Im actually selling it right now and its listed for double.

    Post # 25
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    3443 posts
    Sugar bee

    We will buy next year – late 30’s – $700k ish (US.) I feel behind because of my age but my student loans also cost more than most people’s homes.

    Post # 26
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    1976 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Just bought our first home this year. 182K in Kansas City. 3B 2.5bath 1700sqtf and a cute little yard. Really good neighborhood. 

    Post # 27
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    2394 posts
    Buzzing bee

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    JiminyCricket:  I’m with ya, lol. $420k for a 900 sq ft, 2 bed 1 bath. I’m in SoCal. Seems pretty similar to the DC market! 

    Post # 28
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    301 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    $140K for a 3 bed, 1.5 bath townhouse in Northwest. About 1,250 square feet. We won’t upgrade until I get pregnant.

    Post # 29
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    9815 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We paid $150k for ours.  Midwest city so lower COL.  It is smaller though, only 1400sq ft and I bought it with just my income.  Not my forever home.  You can get a brand new 2500sq ft house here for $400k so that might be my forever home lol.  It’s even cheaper if you’re in a rural area.

    Post # 30
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    1569 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

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    threeblindmice:  Dang! Unless you are way out in Marysville or Federal Way and bought 20 years ago, you got a crazy good deal!

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