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At what age did you buy your first house and how long ago?

(327 Posts)
autumnleaves101 Tue 26-Sep-17 17:32:06

Intrigued blush

Also feeling quite deflated at how long it's taking to save for a deposit sad

scurryfunge Tue 26-Sep-17 17:34:07

Twenty two.
Twenty eight years ago.

Movablefeast Tue 26-Sep-17 17:34:17

In 2001 I was 32. Not in the UK.

SnowBallsAreHere Tue 26-Sep-17 17:35:28

19 after an elderly relative died & left me some money which became my deposit. Somehow I talked the bank manager into giving me a mortgage when I had no job & planned on letting a room to a friend. He told me to get a temping job, so I did for 4 weeks hmm.

vickibee Tue 26-Sep-17 17:35:34

In 1996 paid 43000 for a 3 bed mid terrace Yorkshire

Ginmakesitallok Tue 26-Sep-17 17:35:38

97 I think, I was 23. Crappy wee one bed flat- mortgage was £123 a month.

beela Tue 26-Sep-17 17:35:50

22. 16 years ago.

snozzlemaid Tue 26-Sep-17 17:36:45

Coming up to 25 years ago

TheSecondOfHerName Tue 26-Sep-17 17:36:52

Aged 22, thanks to an inheritance.

grounddown Tue 26-Sep-17 17:37:15

I was 24 and have had it for 10 years now.
100% mortgage so no saving for a deposit but literally 3 months later it was worth £10k less than I paid for it due to the banking crash and now im still in about £5k of negative equity even though I've been paying the mortgage for 10 years.
We grew out of it as a family and have been forced to rent it out and rent a bigher house because we can't sell it due to the negative equity.

Owning hasn't worked out for me. Renting is pretty awesome!

cafeaulaitpourvous Tue 26-Sep-17 17:37:15

Twenty four years ago - I was 26

Battyoldbat Tue 26-Sep-17 17:37:41

21 here too, 22 years ago. It was £41k and we got a 100% mortgage.

Cruciatus Tue 26-Sep-17 17:37:46

Aged 26 in London in 1998. I sold it 3 years later with a 60% profit. It was a really lucky move and I was so terrified at every stage but obvs am glad now that I jumped when I did!

Justmuddlingalong Tue 26-Sep-17 17:38:02

I was 19. But that was 28 years ago, back in the days of 100% mortgages.

strongasmeringue Tue 26-Sep-17 17:38:12

I bought a flat in London aged 23 in 1995. Sold for a good profit two years later but I suspect that's small change to what I'd get now.

Bought house in Kent three years later with dh.

No mortgage now.

3 years ago aged 26

abigailgabble Tue 26-Sep-17 17:38:44

Hooooowww depressing are these replies!

Yours sincerely

30 yo mother of 1, renter

RoryItsSnowing Tue 26-Sep-17 17:39:06

27, two years ago.

kikisparks Tue 26-Sep-17 17:39:09

3 years ago, 27 (jointly with DH)

Rubyslippers7780 Tue 26-Sep-17 17:39:28

2001 cost me 23k aged 25

fish88 Tue 26-Sep-17 17:39:50

Bought my first house in 2013 when I was 24 years old.

llangennith Tue 26-Sep-17 17:39:50

1970 when I was 18. It cost £2,700 and repayments were £22.88 a month and I earned £20 a week as a temp secretary. How times have changed!

Elllicam Tue 26-Sep-17 17:40:34

About 12 years ago. I was 23, it went down in value but then picked back up and I sold at a profit. My husband bought at the same time and is still in negative equity so we rent his out.

autumnleaves101 Tue 26-Sep-17 17:40:35

I am 26 and probably half way there in terms of saving for deposit! Hoping to be able to buy in 1-2 years with the help of lodging at parents for a while.

Why are houses so expensive envy

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Tue 26-Sep-17 17:40:37

I bought mine in 1999 aged 25

When you could buy a 3 bed semi for £57K

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