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How old were you when you bought your first house?

My husband just doesn't want to buy a house but I don't want to be a renter when I'm 70/80.


Asked by MyGirlParadise at 7:36 PM on Oct. 20, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • I was 37 and DH was 39. We had a 20% down payment.
    Save until you have a good down. You'll be glad you did.

    Answer by 07upsydaisy at 7:39 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • 28

    Answer by Julie411me at 7:39 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • i was 18 on the first, 20 on the 2nd. i lost the second one though, what a pain this market is!!!! i paid on it for over a year without living in it while i was trying to sell it. no luck only one looker.

    Answer by angevil53 at 7:44 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • I was 34, my husband was 38.

    Answer by gdiamante at 7:52 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • 21. Hubby was 27/28. Still in it. I'm 29.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:56 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • 24, DH was 25, 5 years later we still have it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:04 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • I was 25 and hubby was 26. That was 4 years ago and we still live in the same house.

    Answer by _Momof3_ at 9:07 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • I was 25 and my husband was 26.

    Answer by EODMommy at 10:32 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • We bought our 1st home in 1991 when I was 24 and hubby was 25. We rented it out from 1991-2000 and moved back in to it in 2000. It was paid off in 2006 when we were 39 and 40.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:52 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • Both of us were 23. Age doesn't really matter in my opinion, so much as whether you are mature and responsible enough to A) Make your monthly mortgage payments on time B) Have enough time and/or money for all the upkeep and maintenance C) Are stable enough to plan on living there for several years (if you're prone to changing jobs and living arrangements frequently, renting is probably a better option)
    If all of those things apply to you and your husband, then there's really never been a better time to buy a home, with prices down and interest rates so low. It's the perfect time since you don't currently have a home you'd have to sell. Good luck with your decision!

    Answer by vicesix at 7:25 AM on Oct. 21, 2009