David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/4/22 4:40 p.m.

And where or where does the time go? (Still totally love the house, though.)

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/4/22 4:49 p.m.

Us @ 25 didn't know E36 M3 about housing so hey, lets buy a house built in 1894 !!  We borrowed $2k for a down payment.

I am sooo much smarter now and think a 4br 2ba 3k ft with a cool garage is worth the $36,000 investment.

OMG looking back moves wicked faster than ahead. 

You done good. :~ )

Steve_Jones
Steve_Jones SuperDork
10/4/22 6:27 p.m.

You might have lived there for 20 years, but Apple disagrees. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/4/22 8:07 p.m.
Steve_Jones said:

You might have lived there for 20 years, but Apple disagrees. 

Totally. I wonder if we were on the Apple map back then. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
10/4/22 8:22 p.m.

Are you sure it ever really existed?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/4/22 8:23 p.m.
Appleseed said:

Are you sure it ever really existed?

The bank seemed to think so. 

Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter)
Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
10/5/22 11:03 a.m.

12 years in my place. Best thing ive ever done.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
10/5/22 2:25 p.m.

3 years in August. Zero ragerts.

jmabarone
jmabarone Reader
10/5/22 2:52 p.m.

Coming up on 7 years at my place.  

Aaron_King
Aaron_King GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/5/22 3:01 p.m.

21 for us.

NOT A TA
NOT A TA UltraDork
10/5/22 3:02 p.m.

17 years, worst thing I've done in my life.

Kreb (Forum Supporter)
Kreb (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/5/22 3:07 p.m.

If I could do it all again - never sell anything. I traded up till I had a marquis property that's been a backbreaker to pay for. Meanwhile the properties that I've sold have appreciated  over $2mil in total.

Bartender! -  pour me another one.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
10/5/22 3:11 p.m.

Im gonna die at the house we bought in 08. Only house I've ever bought. 

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
10/5/22 3:52 p.m.

38 years for me.  The problem is a lot of the renovations I did in the past are due to be re-renovated.

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/5/22 4:40 p.m.

22 and I hate it. Been on the 5 year plan the whole time. At least it has something I can use as a shop, otherwise I'd love to be out of it. 8 more years and I retire South of the M-D line and will finally be out of it.

KyAllroad
KyAllroad MegaDork
10/5/22 5:57 p.m.

10 years ago I bought what I could afford post-divorce.  It's now where I've lived for longer than anywhere else in my half century.  It's.....fine.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
10/6/22 1:22 p.m.

Previous house was September 09 to March 2015........told the ex-wife to refinance in her name and keep it. Glad I did since I got a job 110 miles in December 2016. 

Been in the current house with my fiance since Sept 1, 2017. 

With us both working from home permanently now, it would be nice if we had 4bed/3bath, instead of a 3/2. 

bmw88rider
bmw88rider GRM+ Memberand UberDork
10/6/22 1:47 p.m.

20 days ago I bought my current house I live in. I didn't sell 2 of my other houses so I've had the oldest for 16 years now. The other 2 are solid rent earners. It's my first ranch and I'm loving it. 

11GTCS
11GTCS Dork
10/6/22 4:16 p.m.

31 years this past spring, I bought it a year before we got married.  We added on a couple of times most recently a combination family room addition / kitchen renovation to make it the forever home.   

We looked at moving closer to where my office is but never found anything that interested us enough or that would have been less than making the changes to the existing house.  We were fortunate to have the project completed by early 2019 and hope to have the balance of the HELOC paid off later next year.  We were always happy here but the additional space and renovations really transformed the house for us.  The numbers out there now might have meant a no-go or a much smaller project if we had waited so we're grateful that our timing worked out.  There are still a few things we'd like to do but we'll probably wait a bit to see if things calm down some.  We'll continue to pick away at the smaller projects ourselves as we've always done.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
10/6/22 5:38 p.m.

My father-in-law still lives in the house he bought in 1963 - that's 59 years now.  He lives alone and has $25 electric and gas bills.  It can be hot and he'll have the air off and tell us it's not that bad.  

He's a believer if the paint can says it's 20 year paint by golly you don't paint that room for 20 years.  

It's going to get gutted by a young couple some day as it's still 1970-1990 inside.  Smells funky too.
 

 

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