Monday, December 2, 2019

Forsyths Move In

A few weeks ago, we shared a photo of the house that the Forsyths purchased as their residence (not to resell). Today, we are happy to report that Joy and Austin Forsyth have officially moved in! They still have a lot of unpacking and organizing to do, but doesn't that kitchen look marvelous?

Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth new house
The Forsyths' new house

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

46 comments:

  1. Ooohh, LOVE IT!!!!!!! It's so cute!!

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  2. So happy for Joy and Austin and Gideon!!❤️ What a nice kitchen!! I bet the rest is just as nice!

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  3. Looks like a home fit for a reality TV couple.

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    1. It looks like a typical cute house, what are you even saying?

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  4. Yes, the kitchen is great!

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  5. Hopefully they will enjoy this home for many years. It is large enough for several children if they choose to have more. Beautiful home.

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    1. Joy said recently that she would like at least four children.

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  6. While I think this is a lovely home for Joy and Austin, I have reservations about how they purchased it. I know Joy and Austin work hard fixing up houses and selling them for profit but lately, I've read several reports (some on this blog) that Jim Bob was very involved in the purchase of this house. Jim Bob didn't do anything illegal but it gives a false impression of how the Duggers do business. My husband and I had our college diplomas, good jobs, married and worked 6 years before we could buy our first home, no help from mom or dad, no deed/property transfers, etc.
    I don't watch the show regularly any more. I guess I've become disappointed in this "reality" show.

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    1. I agree with you. But I also think these kids earned some money some how filming the show. So if this is how they are paid ????

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    2. Oh my gosh, the complaints about them living in an RV and flipped houses and now this. Austin flipped 5 houses before he and Joy married. From what I've seen on TV, Austin's father taught him well; hard work and prepare for marriage, especially financially. And, yes, they have income from the tv show, but they're not sitting on their duffs either. Kudos to you for your diplomas, jobs, etc., but not everyone follows the same path. If you don't watch the show, why make negative comments. Austin & Joy....congratulations; the house looks really beautiful!

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    3. The reality is that their family is close and helps each other out. I'm not sure why you have reservations about how they purchased it when it doesn't affect you personally and was done legally. Who cares if her dad helped them?

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    4. Who cares about how they purchased it. They work hard and a re not just sitting around living off of mom and dad. If the parents can afford to help them out with a starter home they evidently had to remodel to live in then it is no big deal.

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    5. My in-laws helped us with the down payment for our first house. That does not make us lesser than you. If Joy's dad helped them out, that does not make them lesser than you either.

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    6. Sounds like buying your first was a struggle? If helping my kids buy a house means less struggle for them and I have the ability to help, I would. My parents paid $16.9K for their first home, brand spanking new 3 bedroom ranch in 1967.....that same home today was recently listed for $359K....have wages gone up that much....maybe, but it's a lot. You know what they say, you can't take it with you, may as well share it while you're here. Whether someone helped them or not is none of anyone's business. I'm happy they have a warm and cozy place to be as winter approaches.

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    7. I'm sorry you feel that way. Seriously, just because your parents didn't 'help' you in the purchase of your first house, doesn't mean others don't. I didn't get help with mine either, but I happily helped my son with his down payment. Perhaps they make enough by appearing on the show (the whole family is obviously well off due to the show) that they can afford to 'help' and why not? Joy and Austin work as hard or harder than any of them. This is reality for them. They show their lives on TV for you and I to complain over, they get paid from advertising revenue, and they earn their money. It's a win/win.

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    8. I had to work to pay for my university degree. My husband's parents paid for him. My cousin had his house entirely paid for by his parents. Another cousin lived in a tiny cheap place and had to save up. I do not begrudge anyone who has parents who help them financially. What should the parents do with the money? Build themselves a pyramid lol.

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    9. @Margaret MacInnis, many parents help their kids here. Better that the young people have their inheritance now, when they need it, then wait till after their parents are gone and loose a good % of it in taxes.

      Here, there is no way that a couple like Joy and Austen would qualify for a mortgage, without a co-signer. Austen does not have a steady income (house flipping is not considered steady income). And Joy's salary from her appearances in the show is probably not enough either and not considered "steady". And they both do not have long enough steady work history.

      @4:36 Incomes in 1967 were much lower than now. But yes, it was more doable back then, provided the couple could get a mortgage. These days, many young people just can not afford to buy and mortgage requirements are stricter (at least here, in this country).

      Most young people I know buy their first homes in their late 20s/earlier 30s, after they have saved a large enough down payment (at least 20%) and they have established themselves in careers. With the high cost of houses ( good luck finding anything as cheap as $359K here), parents still have to help them.

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    10. Anon 12.24. The OP has reservations because of the way joy & Austin say they have bought their first home to live in. Technically you can’t say you bought a house if your father sold it to you for $10, that’s what the issue is. A bit of transparency would be good. You say they are a close family & help each other, there is no one closer than I am with my two children & I would do anything to help them. However if I owned a property & gave my son or daughter it for £10 (& it is giving it away, as no house costs $10 lets be honest here), I would not expect them to claim they had purchased their first house, I would want them to say I had gave them a house by way of helping them out because they deserve a hand up in life. Joy deserves this nice house but it would be nice if both her & Austin were to say JB gave them the property & how grateful they are to him, not to mislead their fans by saying they bought a house. Saying that makes people think they paid the going rate for the property whatever that may be where they live.

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    11. Do we know they paid $10 or is that just a rumor?

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    12. I agree with you 12:50PM. There's lots going on with this family that is not on the up and up. I'm moving on.

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    13. Anon 8.39. I asked that very same question a few weeks ago when a poster said they had paid $10 for the property. At first I thought this wasn’t true & Austin is so much his own man that he would not take such a gift from JB. However, the poster at the time said the sale was in public records & posted a link to it (sorry I can’t remember what it was), it clearly stated that the house had been purchased for $10, & the land next to the property for a further $10. As I say it’s the fact Joy & Austin have led us to believe they saved for the past two years to purchase this property that is annoying some people. I’m sure after everything this young couple have been through (especially Joy, who I like very much), no one begrudges them a lovely home. However it would have been nice had they been honest & said JB had gifted them the property by way of payment for their work on the show, or just to give them a hand up in life. No one can “buy” a house for $10 let’s be honest here, & that’s what’s causing some people, like myself, to be a little annoyed at the way they have misled us.

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  7. beautiful job! cant wait to see all of it

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  8. Buatiful!! Congratulations on there new home. I'm so excited for them.

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  9. Looks like it was worth the wait!

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  10. I think it's awesome that the young couple lived in a camper for quite a while in order to achieve their dream home and financial stability. You see too much young people getting a huge mortgage and wanting it all right away. When I got married we bought a tiny one bedroom apartement and lived there for about 4 years and had our first child there. We managed to save a quite a big downpayment for our house. Good job Joy and Austin!

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  11. Lovely kitchen and love the floor !

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  12. It looks really great. Im happy for Joy and Austin and Gideon.

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  13. Congratulations Joy and Austin!!!!!!

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  14. From what we can tell, it is very nice!! I love the floor. So happy for them. Hope we get to see more pictures of it.

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  15. Love the kitchen! I want the name of the flooring. Don’t really know if I like the stools though. Good job Austin and Joy!

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  16. That’s very nice! But why are those light fixtures just hanging like that? Are they recessed lights that they just didn’t finish putting in? Anyway, very nice kitchen, she’s lucky.

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    1. Pretty obvious that they aren't completely attached yet. I'm with you on the stools, though.

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    2. It's adjustable lights, sort of like track lighting without the tracks.

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    3. I like the stools. I don't care for the lights. Perhaps they're still in the process of attaching them so they don't dangle from the ceiling.

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  17. Beautiful. I love it!!

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  18. So nice. Happy for them

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  19. So happy for them!

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  20. Joy and Austin so very happy for you. It looks great. We love it. Natasha B.

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  21. Dear Austin and Joy, we really like the house. We can't wait for baby #3 as it will also help mend your hearts. I can't wait to see all of you and the family and your new home on Season 11 Counting On next year.

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  22. Great looking kitchen! I just did not get it - did they not pull up the potlights into the ceiling yet or that's how they want it?

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  23. MO- Pretty kitchen- I love white... I hope they can open their cabinet doors with those lights hanging down like that. Flush to the ceiling cans would have eliminated that issue, if in fact it is an issue. Sometimes pictures are deceiving. :o)

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    1. It looks like their is NO range hood fan.. That is a fire hazard.

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  24. What a fun couple, they are so talented...I'm so proud of Joy😇

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  25. Looks beautiful, may they live there in good health.

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