Post # 31
wow, lowest option is $100,000 we only make $43,000 a year and have to pay bills and everything too… we are looking now and our budget is only about $60,000 – $100,000 is about average for our friends that own houses but they are all mid-30s, no one I know younger than me owns a house
Post # 32
10 miles out of Boston. First home was $235k in 2012; 710 sq foot 1 bed/1 bath condo. Just sold it for $335k. Forever home is in Southern New Husband and we’re purchasing for $345k; 2700 sq foot 4 bed/2 bath with 3+ acres.
Post # 33
I’m in Houston and I bought my first house for $86. 2 bed, 2 1/2 bath, 1800 sq foot condo.
Post # 34
Ohio, $180k for a 2000sqft. 4 bed 2.5 bath house in the suburbs. 2 car garage, full basement, good school district.
Post # 35
It was bad, beyond bad, we had to gut it to the dirt and we beat out 11 other offers lol. Sweat equity pays off in Seattle if you are up for it!
Post # 36
Outside of Tampa, FL as well. We paid $127k for a 2 bedroom/1.5 bath/1000 square feet house with a nice yard. The yard was the priority for my DH. We are adding another shower to make it 2 bathrooms. Houses this cheap don’t exist where we are from (NJ). We bought it at age 22/23 so the priority was as cheap as possible for a good place so we could afford to pay student loans & travel. And we love it!
Post # 37
Our first home was $76k. 3 br/2ba 1400 square feet on a corner lot. It was a foreclosure and we remodeled and updated it; now it’s worth ~$135k in the area we live (Southeast.)
We are looking to purchase a new home where we live now, and have been looking at homes with prices from $145k to $180k. That will get you 3-4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with 2 car garage and fenced lot with all updated inside in a nice area (and anywhere from 1700-2300 square feet). I am thankful we live in a cheaper area!!
Post # 38
370K for a three-level townhouse in a suburb of a major East Coast city, sigh. No yard, one parking space, no garage, but nearly everything in the house is updated with a finished basement. Three top-floor bedrooms, 2.5 baths.
Post # 39
We purchased our first home 2 years ago for $268,500. We did a semi custom build home that is 2,800 sq ft, 3 bed, 2.5 bath with a basement (where we could add a bedroom and bath). We just had it appraised a few months ago to do a refinance and it was valued at $295,000, so pretty good appreciation in 2 years. We do not plan on selling though for quite a few years.
Post # 40
We live in NYC and are in our early 30s. Townhouse was 1.2m and we are investing 900k in renovation, so 2.1m when done. Will be 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths when done. No curb-cut, sadly, but we do have a front and back yard. We are hopefully never moving!
Post # 41
We live in a city an hour north of Milwaukee, WI and purchased a forclosure 2 years ago (I was 27, him 31) and it cost 75k. Sold to us as Victorian/Federal, 1,910 square feet, 4 bedroom, 2 bedroom and built in 1901.
Post # 42
Seattle suburbs, 2013 home, extremely small lot, 2062sqft, purchased 2016 for 400k.
Our home was on the market for 410k and we offered 400k and our offer was accepted most likely because of the extremely small yard.
Post # 43
first home was $240k and second home 5 years later was $500k
Post # 44
I know it is skewed – it wasn’t meant to be a ‘how big is your house’ ‘how much is it worth now’ compared to everyone else’s. I am not from USA so I was interested more in the disparity in prices for first homes. The disparity in England is not as significant unless you buy in London.
Also, sorry for the poll options, I did mean to put a <100k option but wrote the post late at night when I was really tired, my mistake.
Post # 45
We just bought our first home last week! We live in Pennsylvania and spent $210k on our 1700 sq ft home