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Old 11-26-2018, 09:44 AM
 
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Every home I've ever lived in is my forever home. We've built two homes in the last 13 years thinking we'd be there until we die and now we're off to build a third home, our final home. We shall see.
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Old 11-26-2018, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Yes, without a place to call home, I'd be lost. I could never just hit the road and keep going. I want a BASE to hang my hat.
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:03 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Every home I've ever lived in is my forever home. We've built two homes in the last 13 years thinking we'd be there until we die and now we're off to build a third home, our final home. We shall see.
Exactly. Moving to NY and FL werenít planned. They just came about and we went with it. Thinking in terms like never and forever are bound to bite you in the end sooner or later.
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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While we may sell our house someday, we won’t leave the area where we reside. This area is home
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Exactly. Moving to NY and FL weren’t planned. They just came about and we went with it. Thinking in terms like never and forever are bound to bite you in the end sooner or later.
That’s the way I feel. I thought I would my life in Portland forever or at least in the PNW regarding the regional location in which I was living. Then stuff happened as it will. Now I’m here. Maybe eventually I’ll be someplace else. No guarantees either way.

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Old 11-26-2018, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I had never heard of the "forever home" until I started hanging out here.

No one I know purchased their first home with the intention of it being their last.
Iíve only heard of it used in describing pet adoptions, not as applied to people. I took it as a kind of a play on words.
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:54 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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This is the 3rd house I've owned, longest I have lived in a house I owned was 12 years (then 7 years, then almost 6 years in this house). I know this house won't be our last - the next place I own may well be a row house or duplex or townhouse, though. No stairs, just a private small patio and garden to tend.

In fact, now that I think about it, that 12 years is the longest I have lived in any dwelling. As a kid we moved around a lot. The longest I have lived in any region would be living here in the Pacific Northwest - I have lived in Oregon or Southwest Washington since 1981, so that is currently 37 years.
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:08 PM
 
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I wish I could remain in my home and make it my forever home. But alas, the State of New Mexico is a complete disaster with open borders, high crime, and more than half the State's population on welfare. And the neighborhood is going to crap - with people leaving stuff around, a lower class moving in and so forth. So after 41 years in my home, it's time to move. I bought my old adobe home in 1977 for only $47,500. After an extensive remodel 13 years ago, (rewired, replumbed, 2nd story added, $290,000 remodel) the house recently appraised for $550,000. It just KILLS me to move, but the place is getting to be a bit much for me. I have the main house 3910 sq ft, a guest cottage 600 sq ft, 2 acres and a pool. As a 67 yr old woman, I am extremely strong and vigorous and do all my own work, having no maid or gardener, only hiring out the stuff I can't do (electrical, tree service, septic, etc).

So although I thought and wished this would remain my forever home, it won't be. Wherever I move, I'll take my furniture, art, etc with me so that hopefully, the next house will be at least, a bit more like home.
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I think it's too late for that for me.

When I was younger all I ever wanted was a nice home and a whole family, but those things did not work out for me.

I have a small condo of my own, the only real estate I was ever able to attain, but I was 52 before I got it. I always thought I would eventually move somewhere else. I doubt I will ever have a "forever home". I've learned to accept that and remove it from my list of things to aspire to. I think I am a turtle, able to pack up my home and take it with me wherever I go.
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I don't feel emotionally attached to my house but finding an apartment I could afford on my pension would be difficult. I expect to have to stay here in this 1900 sq foot house until I die.
Couldn't you sell the house and then use the profits to either purchase a smaller home/condo or rent an apartment, if that's what you prefer?
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