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Well, my wife and I finally bought our first home a couple of weeks ago.

Purchase price = $72,000
Down payment = $35,000
Mortgage = $35,000 @ 5.75% for 20 years
Lawyer's fees, Title company's fees, Bank's fees and inspections = $2,000

1,484 square feet, 2/1/2 built in 1938

We are painting the interior and refinishing the old hardwood floor and doing some miscelanious repair ourselves. We have moved about half of our stuff. Last night was our first night to stay in it. We are both so excited.

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