(Closed) Dear Americans

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

This drives me crazy when I watch House Hunters, apparently I could live in a palace in Georgia

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ha! I live in a high priced area so I can empathize!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

 My house was pretty cheap but it is in NO WAY beautiful hahaha. So I feel like I can still relate! 🙂

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • 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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@misspeanut:  There are lots of people in Canada who only make $50K.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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. 

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