House Fever? What's your journey?

Hi, I'm new to this group...but it's probably a bad thing that I've joined because I am in total house mode right now -and paying for the wedding has put buying a house a couple years away for us :(


So many cute houses in our neighborhood are up for sale right now (and actually pretty affordable!!) I just keep passing by all these houses and just wishing I could have one!


How was your journey from parents house to apartment to house or whatever your journey was...let's share them here!! :)

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 4:44 am
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I moved out of my parents house after high school to attend college. I moved into the dorms (and met FI right across the hall!) And lived there for a year, after that, my first apartment was a 3 bdrm apt decent size and I loved it. After that year, I moved into another 3 bdrm apt with other girls and lived there for almost 4 years before we all decided to rent a house! It was a beautiful house!! We were there less than a year when all of our paths kind of went in different directions and I moved in with FI into a tiny apartment!!


Don't get me wrong, we absolutely LOVE our apartment! It's in our fav part of town where we can walk to the bars and restaurants, and it's all updated on the inside -another hard thing to come by in midtown! BUT it's SMALL!! Like wedding stuff in the Kitchen...because there is nowhere else to put it. Narrow walk in closet...full..,can barely even walk through it anymore. lol. Ah!


I am just having HOUSE FEVER right now! Not baby fever but house fever! haha.


Hope to hear about everyone else's journey!

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 4:52 am
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I moved out of my parent's when I was 18 to move in with my (now ex) husband.  When we split I moved into a beautiful house with some friends.  I ended up getting together with one of them and we lived there for 5 years.  When we split I used the money from the sale to buy a huge apartment - way too big for 1 person! - luckily FI came along 4 years later, and our twins 2 years after that....then it wasn't big enough!


Last May we moved to Canada and have been renting a house since June.  At the end of June/start of July we are moving into our new house...so exciting!!


I moved out of photo 3332767-1


It will be mine & FI's official first home together, apart from renting the one we're in now, but that doesn't count - this one will be OURS and we can do what we want with it !!  I'm buying stuff for the boy's bedrooms at the moment, one wants dinosaurs and the other wants Lego....I'm too excited for words!!!!!!

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 6:54 am
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I moved from my parents home to the home I now share with DH (he was only my BF then ;) I would have stayed with my parents until DH proposed/we got married, but they wanted to move to a retirement center. They had gotten the approval that I could move with them, but I wasn't a fan. Luckily DH had his own place and we decided it was time to live together. 

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 8:07 am
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Wow, canook, gorgeous house! It will be so nice when you can do whatever you want with it!


Milkgal, yea moving with the parents to a retirement center doesn't sound fun! Phew!

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 9:03 am
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I first moved out of my parents house when I was 18 years old to dorm at college. I transferred to a different college (closer to home) after my first two years and moved into an off campus apartment with a couple friends that I've had since childhood. 


FI and I moved in technically moved in together after we got engaged. We have a cute townhouse/apartment. We really like it! It's been perfect for us thus far. (We rent)


We are starting to shop for homes though. We plan on starting TTC pretty soon after we get married and I'd really like to bring home our first baby to our first house. We'll see how it goes!

Posted on April 6, 2012 at 4:10 am
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That's exciting Mrs.Gonzalez! Three exciting things for you currently...wedding, house, and baby! Congrats :)

Posted on April 8, 2012 at 8:04 am
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My house journey  is a long one!! I left my parent's home at 18 to move into an on-campus dorm for college. I lived in the dorm for 2 years, then into an off campus apartment for 2 years. After that, I moved to Florida for grad school and had a roommate for 2 years. 


After grad school, I moved back to Ohio for a year and lived on my own in an apartment. I then moved to Chicago, and lived on my own for 3 years. At one point during the time that I lived in Chicago, I was considering buying a house. Even putting an offer on one! It was just a blessing in disguise since I ended up moving to Michigan to be with my FI a few years later!!


When I moved to Michigan, I got my own apartment. My FI and I bought a new construction home back in February. We move into the new house together May 24th!!

Posted on April 8, 2012 at 10:38 am
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That's great Andrea! Congrats on the new home!! Isn't it great how things end up working out for the better even if it doesn't seem like it at first!?

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 5:36 am
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DJ and I still practically live at home. Well technically I moved in with him (at this parents house) a year and a half after we started dating. (right after high school) We only go stay at my parents house ever-so-often. All my stuff is still at home and at DJ's. (No wonder I'm missing things, who knows where it is!)


Houses here were we live aren't cheap. It would honestly be cheaper for us to move 45 minutes away to Katy or Houston than to buy a house here. It's ridiculous.


So we are trying to save up to build a house. We really don't want to rent, because its like $650 a month for a one bedroom apartment. *houses are more to rent* No thanks! Plus, we that money could go towards our house.


We help his mom around the house alot and out at their farm they have. We decided to stay with her for awhile longer so she's not alone right now, especially after losing Greg last month. (DJ's dad).


I do believe in "Good things happen to those who wait". Because of us waiting my parents are remodeling and fixing up one of the few rent houses they have. They said that it'll be ready and done in about 4-5 months! (hopefully not past that) So, after the wedding in July we will be looking forward to moving into our own little home.


It is a very small home(Im fine with that.) It's the absolutely perfect little starter home for, as my mom says; "newlyweds". My parents won't rent it out for too expensive.. so that's a plus! I'm super excited and can't wait! I look forward to having my very own place with DJ, but I think i'm even more excited about decorating!! :)


Wooohooooo!


I just took this picture this morning. Yesterday it looked WAY WORSE! They went around and replaced chipped tiles on the outside, and then they painted it with a white primer. (Not finished, they still have the garage door and trim to do). Sometime next week they will start painting it!! It'll be a pink-peach-ish color. hahaha Then they start on the inside!!! :)


DJ and I still photo 3337444-1

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 4:57 am
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Cute house!! That's nice for now b/c I'm sure DJ's mom is happy you are here during this time.


Prices in CA are pretty high. We pay $900 for rent for a 1 bdrm apt! And it's tiny! But, we also live in a more expensive part of town...like downtown area. It's kind of what we're used to though! :)

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm
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I lived with my parents until I was 17 and went away to college. I lived on campus until I moved back in with my parents, and then I stayed home until I bought my condo, which was just after my 26th birthday. DH and I met a year and a half later, and he officially moved in with me three years after that (when we were engaged).


Now I'm 31, and our condo has been on the market since late September. Although it's genuinely a great place -- huge bedrooms, two full baths, a lot of upgrades, private little fenced yard -- we're just ready for a bigger single-home. We've been out with our realtor and are hopeful to move into a new place this summer, fingers crossed!

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm
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Fingers crossed for you! Hope you get to move into a bigger home soon :)

Posted on April 13, 2012 at 6:31 pm
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I told myself a while back that I wasn't going to join this group yet but since FI and I recently paid off our lil bit of debt and have a good amount in savings we just started talking about buying our first home - I figured why not? 


I didn't move out of my parents house until I moved into an apartment with FI (at the age of 20) and a roommate. I was going to school locally so there was no need to move out and I am close with my Mom so I enjoyed being home still. FI and I have lived with and without roommates over the years in houses and apartments. Right now we rent a 1 bedroom triplex unit for $1250/month. We got lucky, you can't find what we have now for that rate! It's expensive. 


So I have HIGH hopes that hopefully we'll be able to buy a condo or townhouse by the end of 2012 or sometime in 2013. I'd love to be in a place that doesn't share walls with neighbors and like Mrs.Gonzalez, I'd love to bring our new baby home to our new house!

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 7:15 am
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Aw, glad you joined Ashley! Good luck with everything! And as expensive Sacramento is to other parts of the country...bay area prices are ridiculous! That's one reason we are never leaving Sac :) And besides the fact that we love it. lol

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 9:27 am
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We've actually talked about moving out towards the Sac area! 

Posted on April 21, 2012 at 6:45 pm
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Hey, let me know if you ever do!! Lol.

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 4:58 am
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DH & I had always planned to wait a year or two after the wedding, but somehow we are buying a house now lol. Then FI started looking for houses when we were doing our registry for my shower.. he got to thinking where the heck are we going to put all this stuff, and then started house hunting. He found this awesome house close by and we went and looked at it, then it was out of our price range.. and then we were in full house hunting mode lol. Now six months later, we are about to move in to the house we found!!! Aah! Craziness, for sure :)

Posted on August 2, 2012 at 10:16 am
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Yaaay! That is awesome news faith! Congrats!

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 6:38 am
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So many exciting house stories!


When I was 18 I moved 2000km away to live with my DH (at the time my BF) in his parents house. We lived there for three months before moving back to Alberta where we rented a room from DH's cousin who rented a basement suite. It was so unbelievably cramped and our original plan was to stay there for a month or two until we found our own apartment. Somehow things turned around for us and we wound up buying a house. It took until November 2010 for our house to be built and we have been living in it since! It's a duplex (1500 square feet) and my parents bought the other half for my Grandma so that's been....interesting?? :P


In a few years when I'm done school, DH is done his apprenticeship, and we are starting a family we'll move into a bigger house with a bigger yard but for right now I love our little place!

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 11:17 am

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