(Closed) Any other BC bees depressed with housing costs?

posted 6 years ago in Vancouver
Post # 3
3297 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
5 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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 # 7
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
1160 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@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
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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.


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