Post # 1
I’ve been reading a lot of the threads to do with housing costs lately. Some of the prices that other bees have paid to buy their house, which they claim to be expensive, seem extremely cheap to me. A house for $400K? I wish!!! Vancouver is the most expensive place to live in Canada. Even an hour outside of the city you’d be lucky to find anything around $600K, for a mediocre home. Anywhere within/near the city $1 milllion would get you a tiny little home . I love where I live, but really I don’t ever see the chance of me being able to live out here while owning a home.
Anyone other Vancouverites feel this way?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat
that is why I have stayed on the Island… it would be impossible to start a family over there unless I sold my soul for a well paying career
Post # 4
Eep yes!! We bought our place this past Febuary and it was such a challenge! I adore where we live, but I have no idea how we will ever afford something with a yard for a family. Our two bedroom townhouse is going to have to tide us over for quite awhile…
It is always discouaging when I watch American (or even some Canadian) tv shows and they’re selling a 5 bedroom 3 bathroom home with a great yard for 300-500 thousand! The same home in Vancouver would cost at least 1.5…. Once I watched a show filmed in Florida where a bachelor was searching for a beachfront apartment with a budget of $200,000 and he found a great one! Unreal. Guess this is the cost we pay for a beautiful city?
Post # 5
I’m in Toronto and I hear your pain! When I was in Thunder Bay for school you could buy a 1000sqft home with a large backyard for UNDER $100,000. In Toronto I think you can get a broom closet. That’s why I moved an hour away… housing prices in Dufferin County aren’t nearly as bad as the big city.
Post # 6
Exactly! How can people find such a nice home for anywhere under a million? But this city is so beautiful…we’re also in the top 10 livable places in the world based on things like scenery, clean water, food availabilty – too bad they didn’t take housing costs into consideration for that survey
Post # 7
Ya its crazy expensive here!! My Fiance is from California and he is shocked at our prices. Once he moves here we’ll sell my place and get something with more land (he wants a farm), but while we’re looking at places – he keeps sending me these masions we could buy in California, that have their own lake on the property and *sometimes* I think I should just move there. But I love it here too much!
Post # 8
I’m in Victoria and the housing costs are just too high for my income. I’ll probably rent forever. I hate watching those “House Hunter” TV shows where they show people in the USA buying (what would be for BC) multi-million dollar houses for about $250,000.00 …lol…uggh
Post # 9
You simply cannot find a nice home, in a nice neigbourhood for less than 1 million (in Vancouver).
Sucks… we’ll be looking for our home (house + yard) on the North Shore just shy of 1 million.
Post # 10
@SandyDollHair: I’m also in Vic..we are moving back to the Cowichan Valley to buy, there is no way we can do it in Victoria and we make a pretty decent living. Plus our famillies are up island= free day care when we have babies!
Post # 11
Yep, Darling Husband and I both have decent federal government jobs and thought we were going to be so “rich”… then we got posted to Surrey 😛
Post # 12
I never expect to own anywhere in the Lower mainland. It is definitely out of my reach. sad, but I don’t mind renting.
I own a home in the Kootenays that I’m dying to sell (my ex still lives in it, but his name isn’t on the title). I hope we get offers when it goes on the market this summer. It’s older, but nice, with 4 bdrms, yard and garage and we’ll be LUCKY if we get 345K.