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Old 03-02-2018, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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1970 - $65 month 2 bedroom apt shared with 3 others -rented
1980 - $280 garden apt in San Francisco (with garage)-rented - rent controlled
(this rent allowed me to save for a down payment)
2000 - $625,000 2 flat Victorian in San Francisco - Owned
2014 - $200,000 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1800 sq ft Myrtle Beach - Owned

Multiple places between 1970 and 1980
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Old 03-02-2018, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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1996-First 1 bd rm apt- $450 mo


1998-First townhouse, 2bd- $900 mo/ mortgage


2003-First House, 3 bed 2,000k sq ft-$1700 m/o mortgage


2006-2nd house, 4bd 3400 sq ft- $2,700 ($1800+ $900 prop taxes) mo/ mortgage

Above all in Illinois.......Moved to Indiana in 2016 for lower COL.

2016-3rd and current house, 4bd 2400 sq ft-$1,700 ($1400 +$300 prop taxes)mo/ mortgage
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Old 03-02-2018, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Over yonder a piece
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1991 - 3-story townhouse in Northern Virginia that I shared with three other girls. Total rent was $1000 and I paid $350 + 1/4 utilities. I paid more because I had the whole basement to myself and my own private bathroom, whereas two of the girls upstairs had to share a bath, and so they each paid $200. The other girl paid $250 to have the master bedroom with bath and was on the same floor as the other two girls. We all shared the main floor, which was the kitchen and TV room. I had the best deal because I had a private entrance all to myself AND no noise from the other housemates.

2018 - 4 bedroom, 3000 sq ft SFH in Charlotte, NC metro area. I think our mortgage is currently about $1200/mo including property taxes. House will be paid off by the time we retire.
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Old 03-02-2018, 03:41 PM
 
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1974: First apartment, $175/mo. (Torrance, CA) Now single family homes in Torrance average about $820k.
2012: Bought current home in Littleton, CO for $227k
2018: Current house value, Zillow: $428k (Actual value probably about $395k)

Real estate is tricky, though. We bought a home in Maine in 2004 for $248k, and could not sell it during the 2008/9 crash for even $140k after a series of personal disasters. (After the house failed to sell, we had to forfeit it through a debt in lieu of foreclosure, and in less than a year, we went from having a net worth of about $150k to being about $45k in debt, and had to start completely over financially when we were about 50 years old. Not fun, but we have since more than recouped our losses.)
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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Moved from the Bay Area in ca to Marietta ga in 2015.
Rent 1600 sq ft house $1650
Bought 5200 sq house 2017 $1850.
The neat thing is I rent my basement with separate entry for $950, so it's actually less to live in a bigger and nicer place.
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Old 03-02-2018, 09:23 PM
 
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rent 2007 - 1 bedroom (400 sq ft) on college town main street - $350
rent 2008 - 2 bedroom (1,000 sq ft) outside of college town - $750
rent 2009 - 2 bedroom (800 sq ft) Charlotte, NC - $850
buy 2011 (still there) - 4 bedroom (2,050 sq ft) Charlotte, NC - $1150 mortgage/tax/insurance

I just happened to get lucky that my landlord stopped paying his mortgage in 2011 and we got an eviction notice. Woke me up to the fact that back then owning was much cheaper than renting.
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Old 03-03-2018, 12:14 AM
 
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I was in army from 17-21. Then rented a room in a house with college kids for like 6 months, lol Then had my first apartment for 2 years. Then bought a home. Literally had one place on my own really.

That being said, I have a 4 bedroom house with 2 room mates, and its 1200 for everything, split 3 ways. 400 a mo rent!
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Old 03-03-2018, 06:35 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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First rental duplex in 1973 - $150 a month for a 2 bedroom 2 bath. Last condo rental from 2013-2017 was $950 a month for a 2 bedroom 2 bath. It went up $50 each lease renewal. The house I bought last August started out at $818 for a 2 bedroom 2 bath SFH in a nice neighborhood. Received a letter from the mortgage company about an escrow shortage so my current mortgage is $1069 for a year then it drops back down when my Homestead & Widow's Exemptions kick in.
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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1994--$385/month, 1 bdr, 600 sq. foot apartment in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

1998--$650/month, 1 bdr, 750 sq foot apartment in Denver, Colorado.

2000--initially $1200/month for a 2 bdr, 2.5 bathroom, 1000 sq. foot. townhouse (with attached single garage) with front yard and back yard both the size of a postage stamp in Aurora, Colorado. Thanks to interest rates dropping, that went down to $740/month by the time I sold.

2015--$1500/month for a 3 bdr, 2.5 bathroom, 1700 sq. foot paired home with attached double garage, plus a decent sized (not huge, but enough that my dog can run around and play) front and back yard in the southeast area of the Denver Metro area. Four doors down from the large, wooded, open space. And visitors can actually *park on the street* in front of my house. The price will probably never go down, because my interest rate is about as low as you could ask for.
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:29 AM
 
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2000--initially $1200/month for a 2 bdr, 2.5 bathroom, 1000 sq. foot. townhouse (with attached single garage) with front yard and back yard both the size of a postage stamp in Aurora, Colorado. Thanks to interest rates dropping, that went down to $740/month by the time I sold.

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I didn't understand this at first read I thought you were renting and the rent went down. How did the interest go down was it a variable rate or did you refinance?
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