Post # 1
Dear Americans living in areas with low housing costs,
Please stop posting your beautiful homes and alluding to or directy stating how little it cost you. For those of you who are in a high priced area post away! If you do live in an area that is very reasonable don’t try to make us feel better with your ‘high’ taxes unless you look at what we pay and you actually do have higher taxes.
Thank goodness at least I’m not in TO:
but the market is still quite high here.
Your jealous Northern neighbour
Post # 3
@AB Bride: This made me laugh. There are lower priced homes in Canada too. Just not in desirable places, it’s the same way here.
Post # 4
This drives me crazy when I watch House Hunters, apparently I could live in a palace in Georgia
Post # 5
Ha! I live in a high priced area so I can empathize!
Post # 7
Hey we have lower housing costs but we also have way lower salaries to pay for them! I don’t think my $50K a year (more like 40 after taxes and insurance!) could do much up north or in somewhere like California.
Post # 8
Lol, I mean, I feel the same way when I watch House Hunters in Canada. Only my feelings are “How do you have $1.5mil to spend on a house at 22 years old????” So it makes me feel badly too.
And yeah, you can get a pretty big house for $250k in Georgia. In the middle of nowhere. There’s just a lot of “middle of nowhere” in GA. Lol.
Post # 9
My house was pretty cheap but it is in NO WAY beautiful hahaha. So I feel like I can still relate! 🙂
Post # 10
I love that blog. I work in real estate in TO so I feel the pain, not everyone has pockets that deep and frankly I would not even want to spend that kind of money on some of these places.
This year here has so far been absolutely crazy. Low inventory + tired buyers = lots of bidding wars. It’s sad really.
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Love! The average home prive in the zipcode we are buying into is $750k. We will be the incredibly poor kids on the block with our fixer-upper. LOL
Post # 12
@AB Bride: OMFG, YES. I was on a thread yesterday where someone was talking about how they were could BUILD for $200K. You can’t BUY here for that!
Yeah, there’s areas in the States where costs are high, but as a whole they’re higher here.
Post # 13
LOL!! Thanks for the laugh.
I think I live in a high priced area with high taxes, but I won’t start. LOL. But yes, I get annoyed when I see bees posting about how expensive their home prices are when for what they’re paying I’d get a shoe box sized house that won’t even fit a shoe.
Post # 14
I think my favorite is the 2 bed, 2 bath + den for half a million and $500 (CND)/month fees. 745 square feet…the den is like 4×6. My closet is bigger than that…
Post # 15
@misspeanut: There are lots of people in Canada who only make $50K.
Post # 16
Here’s the pickle, though: Well-priced home, but HORRENDOUSLY PRICED HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE. And we’re required by law to have flood insurance. So while it’s still pretty affordable, it’s not as awesome as it may seem. Sigh.