(Closed) Your first homes!

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Post # 61
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Busy bee

My first home was a 5 br, 2.5 bath with an attached garage and a detached garage, and a finished basement. It was gigantic; I miss the kitchen in that house. 

Our first home living together is my husband’s first home. It’s significantly smaller: 2 br, 1 bath, root cellar-esque basement. But it’s ours and I willingly sacrificed the extra space to be with him. 

Post # 63
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

 

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Derp:  Dude NY is expensive i know what you mean!!! My BFF lives there and idk how she does it!!

 

Our “first” home is our current home which SO bought when he was early 20s. I wont post pics for privacy reasons but its ~1500 Sq ft with 3 bdrms and 2 baths. Its older and we’re both at places in our career and life where we’re ready for an upgrade. Hoping to purchase a house together after our wedding next year. Cant wait!!

Post # 64
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Worker bee

I’m midwest area also, going a bit north of the main population area really killed land cost without removing easy access and sewer/water rights.  Had we gone east/south, we could get ~40 acres without access or sewer/water for what we paid for 112 acres.  But north is so far….  It’s actually not, people are just fussy and want weird HOA places as there are so crazy HOA regs in the area.

We have crazy good land and are buying a neighboring small section for the water rights. It’s expensive, but well worth it.  I’ll get to kiss and snuggle my horses every single day. 

Having squabbles getting the geodesic plans approved.  But do have traditional plan that’s extremely well built for stability. So we may go traditional. 

Post # 65
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Our first home is/has been our 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. We moved in four years ago and are staying here until we have enough to buy in 1-2 years. I love our little apartment and it will always be special to me because it was our first home. Can’t wait to buy our first actual home/condo/townhome (whichever way we go) though!

Post # 66
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Bumble bee

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MrsGolden2Bee:  Also 28! SO has a down payment and I have nothing… so Bless him for being willing to put up our downpayment next year! lol If I had ended up with someone in the same financial situation as myself I’d be looking at 35 before considering a home!

Post # 67
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Bumble bee

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robynrox47:  Ha! I’m soooo going to be 35 before I can afford a down payment, if I’m lucky! That’s what I get for not falling in love with a rich guy.

Post # 68
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Bumble bee

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MrsGolden2Bee:  Lol! He’s by no means rich… but he makes really smart financial choices. Like I’m not going to college so I’ll take that 5k I had and invest it at 23. And from then it’s just continued.

I wish I’d met him sooner to stop my from making some really bad decisions! lol

Post # 69
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

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andi_isit303:  thanks! It’s pretty tiny but we love it. I’m in Wyoming, so the cost of living is definitely a little less here than in the Denver metro area…

Post # 70
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Bumble bee

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robynrox47: thats awesome. I finally set up a TFSA and an RRSP because I reallized I’m getting old… O_o. He has an RRSP as well. But neither of us have overy cushy jobs so they are growing veeeeeery slowly *sigh*. 

Post # 71
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

DH and I closed on our home this past April…it’s our first home and hopefully our forever home! It’s an old “Victorian colonial” that the listing says was buil in 1814, but we think may actually have been built in 1890 based on digging in to the history a bit. It was built by the owners of a mill in the town, and lived in for a bit, then sold to the local Catholic dioceses and used as a church rectory for decades. The previous owners bought it because it was going to be torn down, and it was moved across town and put on a new foundation (so we have a nice new basement for our old, old house!) It also has a great unfinished attic that we are hoping to finish one day and turn into a family room/library. A lot of things have been recently updated, and other parts need some work. It’s a 2.5 bath/4 bed; around 3000sq ft on 1.4 acres (some of it woods). We were able to get a USDA rural development loan for it.

Post # 72
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I dont’ know how to define my *first home*. I’m so excited today as I’m siging the paperwork today to purchase my first home that I will be living in.  The first time I bought a 2br condo was when I was with my ex, didn’t live in there and I broke up with him afterward. The second time I bought a brand new 2br condo for rental, never live in there either.

 

This time round, Fiance and I are buying his brother’s portion out, and we will have *our home*. Finally buying a place where I get to live in it. 🙂 

Post # 73
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Sugar bee

 

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MrsGolden2Bee:  we built a house this past winter and we paid the hefty price tag to go with it like you mentioned. Glad you found somewhere that feels like a home and not just any old condo 🙂

Post # 74
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Industrial/Modern

What an interesting thread! It’s really neat to see everyones places. My first home was a new build in the suburbs. It was open concept and large (3200 sq ft) in a cookie cutter neighborhood where everything looked like Pleasantville (Florida): 

 

I recently sold it and bought a house with my fiance in Ontario (talk about a completely different real estate market!) This ‘new’ house was built in 1910, solid brick, original mouldings two fire places and more defined rooms. It’s been upgraded where it counts (windows, insulation and electrical) there are still lots of potential (mainly cosmetic) renos Fiance and I can do together to put our own stamp on the place. While I have still have good memories of my first home it doesn’t hold a candle to the uniqueness and character this house has. 

 

Post # 75
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Ours is still being built, we’ll move in 2 months before the wedding.  It’s just framing right now, so pics are pretty pointless.   But its a 2 car garage, 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 3000sq ft house with a look out basement on a corner lot.  I cannot WAIT to move into it!  It’ll be our ‘forever home’ if we can make it out as such.  Neither of us like moving and neither of us moved growing up – our parents still live in their first homes. 

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