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Why We Bought 6 ‘Forever Homes’ (and Counting) So Far

Each time I bought a house, I thought for sure it was my forever home. But guess what? I purchased six “forever homes” in 16 years. So much for forever!

Through those sometimes happy, sometimes horrifying years, I learned a lot about what to do—and what not to do—when buying or selling a home, forever or not.

Whether you’re a fresh-off-the-boat first-time home buyer or purchasing what you could swear is your final property, here are a few lessons I’d love to impart.

Lesson No. 1: Your first house is rarely your forever home

Our first forever home


How long ‘forever’ lasted: 10 months (2002)
Price we paid: $90,000
Price it was sold for: $117,000

Like my parents and brother before me, I assumed my fiancé and I would rent an apartment first. But my husband-to-be had other ideas.

“Why wait?” he said. “If we can buy a place,

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