Comments from 9/30/18 Poll - Home Ownership

Answer Respondent
I am 44 and just bought my first home. I have been waiting for years! Anonymous
We were able to build a comfortable home with everything we need/want in it, because my husband’s salary is almost twice of mine. Anonymous
My husband and I were able to pay our home off completely. Anonymous
I was in a better financial position at that age and time, but after the recession, it became almost difficult as a single income household, had to file for modification to save my primary residence, but in the process lost 2 other home investments. Today, the American Dream of homeownership has become a nightmare and a liability. Anonymous
We are dorm parents at a university. Anonymous
I do not presently own a home because I am NOT able to afford it. Anonymous
This was more than 40 years ago Anonymous
It took several years after receiving a PhD to earn enough to get a down payment. Since my wife got a good position on Wall Street, the time requirement was reduced significantly. Anonymous
I purchased my home in 1973, but, being married, with a double income Anonymous
I purchased my first home at age 24, but I was married and both our incomes were included in our eligibility to obtain a mortgage. Later on as a divorced lady (age 48) I sold that house, picked out a different once, and got a mortgage based upon my income alone. Anonymous
As a single parent, there was no way I could afford buying a house.only after my son got married and my father passed away could I purchase a house in which I could retire! Anonymous
It was in 1977 and we were living on one salary. We sacrificed a lot - didn’t have everything we would have liked to have. No timeshares, no vacations, no meals out until we were in a more secure financial position. We are proud of what we did and where we are now. Anonymous
I was able sooner but had no need for a private house. Anonymous
I think choice 2 is missing the word “not”. Anonymous
I was able to buy a home with the combined income of my husband, a businessman. Anonymous

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