(Closed) What type of home do you live in?

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: I live in a...
    single house/ detached : (115 votes)
    43 %
    semi-detached/ duplex : (18 votes)
    7 %
    townhouse : (32 votes)
    12 %
    apartment/ condo : (95 votes)
    36 %
    boat : (0 votes)
    manufactured house/ prefab : (2 votes)
    1 %
    trailer : (1 votes)
    0 %
    single wide : (1 votes)
    0 %
    double wide : (1 votes)
    0 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    8369 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    What is a manufactured home? Is it a new build home like off the blue prints?

    We built a new house through a house and land package. I wanted a particular style of house (old weatherboard style like this

    but original houses like this were either way out of our price range ($800K – $1.1m) or if they needed work around $400-600K depending on area. I really didn’t want to spend that kind of money on something that would need a new bathroom and possibly new plumbing/wiring (costing over $100K). So we found a company that built new houses in the old style and I got the best of both worlds.

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    1114 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We currently live in a two bed rented flat, but are saving up to hopefully eventually buy a two/three bed semi-detached house with a garden.  It’ll take us a while, but I’d like the first place we buy to be somewhere we can stay for a while so it’s important for it to be appropriate for raising kids.  I’d hate to have the stress of moving once I fall pregnant!

    Post # 6
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    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m renting a unit with my fiance at the moment, though we’re hoping to buy a house in the country when the time is right. We’re looking for something solid that we can renovate and build onto as we choose to (my parents bought a crappy little farmhouse 30 years ago and have turned it into an amazing home). I guess the most important factor for me is that it’s in the country with enough space for dogs and horses. I grew up on a farm, and I can’t picture myself living without my animals, or my kids growing up in a city.

    Post # 7
    Member
    837 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We rent a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house. One level, with garage, in a pretty decent neighborhood. When we got engaged, we had three large dogs between the two of us. There was no way we could find an apartment to take all three and we could never do that to them, anyway. Having two in an apartment was one thing. We had our routine and the space was never an issue because that’s how they grew up and we went to the dog park all the time. But when we got all three together for visits, they were insane. So we looked at houses for rent that had great yards. Ours isn’t the prettiest, but it’s perfect for them. We had no other reason for looking for a house than because of the dogs. Now we have four and we’ll never be able to rent an apartment again!

    Post # 8
    Member
    9627 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    my Fiance and I each live with our parents in detached houses, mine is bigger than his with more of a yard, and two levels instead of one with a concrete level underneath. when we live together we hope to rent a two or three bedroom house, but buy as soon as we can

    Post # 9
    Member
    632 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We live in a townhome. Really want a house, but with school and the unknown of where we will settle, it’s hard to commit.

     

    But you should include dorms as an option

    Post # 10
    Member
    478 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Is a manufactured home like a trailer? I’ve never heard of them.

    Darling Husband and I live in 2 bed 2.5 bath townhouse and we love it! It has a “bump out” so we have an extra room on the back of the main floor and basement. We bought it last September and have been slowly fixing it up to our liking. When we first started house hunting I didn’t really want a townhouse. But after looking at a ton of awful homes I finally realized townhouses give you a lot more house for your money.

    Post # 11
    Member
    2493 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We’re in a 3 bed/3 bath detached. It needs a bunch of renovations, but the price was right.. and Fiance is super excited to fix it all up for a better re-sell in a few years (houses on our street generally sell for $60,00+ more than what we paid).

    Post # 12
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    1095 posts
    Bumble bee

    We’re in a condo now but just bought a beautiful detached 4bdrm/4 bath home. Taking pocession at the end of September, then renovating a little. We should be in by December!

    Post # 13
    Member
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    A manufactured home is a home that’s actually built in sections off site and then put together on site. 

    We live in a 2 bed, 1 bath apartment.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We’ve got a townhouse right now, but plans to buy a single family in 1-2 years. Our place is still around 2800sqft (4bed/3.5bath/2 car garage), so still more than enough room for us.

    Post # 16
    Member
    7904 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @j_jaye:  a manufactured home comes in parts that are assembled onsite instead of being built  from scratch onsite. In terms of structure and safety, they occupy a space between trailer and a traditional home.

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