Were you the first owner of your home?

My sweet Spunky. He was about 1 year old here.
@rebelann (29490)
El Paso, Texas
July 9, 2017 12:57pm CST
I've been going through old discussions when I came across one about the concept of the "grandfather clause" or something to that effect. What @freelanzer was writing about was how companies will change their benefit packages and how sometimes that has an adverse affect on existing employees. In my case I have a grandfather clause, so to speak, in the deed to my property because I bought it 20 years ago before new laws went into effect.
I have heard the 'grandfather clause' and 'grandfathered' used many times in my work life but I never really concerned myself with what it really was all about...
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@Tampa_girl7 (21065)
• United States
9 Jul
We are the first owners of our home in Mississippi.
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@rebelann (29490)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jul
Lucky you. I'm planning on adding my heirs name to my deed in a couple years so the original subdivision rules will still apply after I pass.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21065)
• United States
10 Jul
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@jstory07 (56204)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Jul
Did you buy a new home.
@Corbin5 (74410)
• United States
9 Jul
We have never purchased a home, of the four we have had, of which we were the first owners.
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@rebelann (29490)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jul
Oh wow, how kool that you've owned 4 homes. Do you fix them up the sell them?
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@Corbin5 (74410)
• United States
10 Jul
@rebelann Yes, our first home was my favorite. It was an older home in Oak Park, IL. We moved from there to a newer home, and that was a nice one. Then we moved to be closer to my parents and a better school district. We moved to the home we have now to downsize in the same town as home number 3. We did update all four, but I do hope this one is the last one. It is a ranch house which is just right for a retired couple with an empty nest.
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@BelleStarr (30036)
• Portland, Connecticut
9 Jul
We are not the first owner of any of our homes, as a matter of fact, we are the third on two of them and fourth on the other. I don't think we have any grandfather clauses.
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@rebelann (29490)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jul
You probably don't, those are usually the original rules in a subdivision and some change over time so that when the 2nd or 3rd owner buys it they'll have to abide by any new rules that have been applied
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@BelleStarr (30036)
• Portland, Connecticut
10 Jul
@rebelann We have a covenant in Florida and in CT and PA. we are not in subdivisions so I don't think there is anything much in our deeds. Though in PA. I am not allowed to have a well and the mineral rights belong to the people who sold the land originally.
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@rebelann (29490)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Jul
Mineral rights are hard to get in any deed these days @BelleStarr you'd have to inherit an original tract of land from the original owner. You're lucky to have so much rural property.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
9 Jul
I did have a house once where I was the first tenant, but I did not own the house. It was a lovely new house.
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@rebelann (29490)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jul
I'll bet it had a lot of rules you needed to follow.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
9 Jul
@rebelann Not really Rebel..but it was a lovely designed house but that did me no good as it was a bad neighborhood so I didn't stay.
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@rebelann (29490)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jul
What a shame @TiarasOceanView
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9 Jul
I didnt understand anything from this lol
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@rebelann (29490)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jul
Oh well, that's life. Maybe if you read it again?
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9 Jul
@rebelann its difficult lol
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@rebelann (29490)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jul
Is English your second language @Sherwinmrtn ?
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@jobelbojel (4319)
• Philippines
12 Jul
My grandfather owned the house. It was his family's home for years.
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@rebelann (29490)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jul
Oh wow, that is way too kool. I wish I knew where my grandfathers grew up.
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• Philippines
12 Jul
@rebelann We renovated the house.
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@rebelann (29490)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jul
That makes sense @jobelbojel but your descendants will always have a part of their ancestors no matter what has been changed.
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• United States
10 Jul
We are the first owners of our home. We bought it in 1994. Still live here.
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@rebelann (29490)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Jul
That's fantastic. A lot of times a township will start making changes to the rules within a subdivision but if they do that after you've already bought the place then chances are many of the new rules will not apply to you.
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• United States
10 Jul
@rebelann Thank God for that.
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@DianneN (55010)
• United States
10 Jul
Some homes we owned were brand new and others weren't. The home we are in now was built by the owner of a large lumber company for himself, and has the best of the best woodwork which is impossible to find in new homes now. We also put on a new addition. We love our home. It has five bedrooms! No grandfather clauses here.
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@rebelann (29490)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Jul
That's a lot of square footage for 2 people, I hope you get help cleaning it.
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@DianneN (55010)
• United States
10 Jul
@rebelann I do.
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12 Jul
oh boy, i wish.... our house was old when we bought it. but not old in a good way... old in a "we can't afford anything else" way... blah
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@rebelann (29490)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jul
That can be a pain especially if you have to make a lot of repairs or renovations
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@jstory07 (56204)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Jul
I was not the first owner of my home.
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@rebelann (29490)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Jul
Is your home really old?