The very first home we owned was in Happy Valley, OR- a suburb of Portland. Since we were young, newly engaged, and without children, we thought a townhouse was a great idea for a first purchase. It seemed like a mansion coming from our 800 square foot waterfront apartment. The building process was really fun and not stressful at all since we only had a limited amount of options (and budget) to pick from in terms of the interior design. This was a great purchase as a first investment for us as well as to help us ease into the entire home building/buying process.