Post # 1
I used to not get why people posted photos of their houses they bought and thought of it as showing off. Now that I bought my very own condo I totally understand now. I am really excited to close and I’m really proud of myself for having been able to finally buy a new car and a home in a year. I feel independent. I want to share my excitement.
I can’t wait to start home projects and make it my home.
It’s not huge and amazing but my condo is freestanding and looks like a house, it’s 1350 sq ft and is super cute! a good starter home. Would it be tacky to announce this? I mean people announce their babies, weddings, rings, cars, why not a house? I would be careful to not disclose my location, neighborhood, and valuable items that would make a burglar interested in breaking in to.
Post # 2
Tacky. Same with people who post their new cars, jewelry, purses, whatever. I always assume these people are compensating for something and fishing for compliments. Not a good look, IMO. If you’re happy with your life there’s no reason to be bragging about it on social media.
Post # 3
I don’t think it’s tacky at all. I think it also depends on how you present it. We announced the purchase of our first home. It’s a big deal and we were excited. It’s the same as a pregnancy announcement, a major life event for us. Plus, it’s your social media. Do what you wish and don’t worry what others think.
Post # 4
I don’t think it’s tacky at all! You’ve worked hard for a new house, why not show it off a bit?
Post # 5
I’m the opposite of pp. I’m usually very happy for them. It’s perfectly acceptable to proud of your own accomplishments.
Post # 6
I’m always super happy for people when I see these announcements, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it. People share much weirder stuff on social media.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2016 - St. John's Lutheran Church
I don’t think it’s tacky because a home is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Being able to afford a nice home and being proud of what you’ve worked hard for and achieved isn’t tacky IMO. I see people posting on facebook all the time posing outside their new home, or showing their kitchen remodel, and I’m happy for them! If I don’t care, I just scroll right past it and continue on my merry way, and if I do care I want to ooh and ahh over it.
Post # 8
I don’t see anything wrong with it. Go for it! You’re sharing your excitement and brand new journey as a home owner! There’s a classy way to do it as well as a tacky way to do it. You can still remain humble if you phrase your post in a non-bragging way.
Congratulations on your new home! 😀
Post # 9
Mlim : It never crossed my mind that this would be a tacky thing to do. When we got our house, we were excited and wanted to share it with everyone – no one we are close to lives anywhere near us. Of course I posted online, lots of pics and plans for the future. I also post any big renovations we do (which we’re doing ourselves mostly). To be fair, they all go in a house album though, I’m not posting three thousand images one at a time to smother everyone’s wall. Am I fishing for compliments? Absolutely, but who the hell cares? My friends don’t, they were excited for us.
Do look out for phrasing though… “OMG we just bought this 2800 sq foot house, I can’t believe we were able to pay off the first half – only $500,000 more to go! Celebrating in the new hot tub tonight” would come off as pretty show-offy and tasteless. I don’t feel like sharing that we replaced our flood irrigation pipes and we’re excited to have consistent water in the desert is anywhere near the same.
Post # 10
I don’t think it’s tacky. I think it’s also how people do it too on social media. You should be proud of what you have achieved and it’s totally understandable you’d be so excited about buying your own home and wanting to show it to people. I did that too when we bought our new house – it was very exciting to share the news with friends online and everyone was happy for us. We didn’t brag about it or anything, just shared that we were excited to have bought a new house and moving soon.
Post # 11
I just bought my first home (been renting an apartment for 10 yrs) and I posted it.
It’s a HUGE accomplishment and one that I’m over joyed to finally share with my kids…one promise I’m actually able to keep for them.
I don’t consider it gloating or flashing at all.
Post # 12
I love to see my friends new houses. I don’t think it’s tacky at all. I’m excited when someone buys and I love looking at house pics in general. Post away! Congrats on your new digs!
Post # 13
Oh god, I guess some people consider anything tacky nowadays if it has to do with showing someone’s own accomplishments 😒.
I think as long as you don’t take a picture of each and every room or boast about prices (which I have seen on social media before) it is fine. It something to be proud of and a life event! As far as I know FB doesn’t have a button for “bought a necklace” 😉
Post # 14
I don’t think it’s tacky all! I posted our house when we bought it. We were so excited for how far we’d come. We changed on wall in the house in a huge way, so I posted that too. I was proud of how it looked!
Those that don’t care will scroll past. Those that what to see it will look.
Post # 15
I’ve never had an issue with house pics being posted. Most people I know take a pic outside when they close and I think that’s totally fine.