- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
So …. I live in a city that’s recently been named one of the most affordable places to live in the US.
That’s great! (especially after hearing about how much houses and even apartments cost in other areas).
I’ve always considered my parents’ house, friends’ houses, and the house me and my fiance are in the process of buying average, normal, suburban dwellings.
We have average incomes for the area, average jobs. Our houses are typically at least 30+ years old, and the house that we are buying is actually 71 years old.
I LOVE the house! It’s smaller, but has a big yard, big basement (unfinished but that’s totally normal/acceptable), hardwood floors, original woodwork and mantlepiece …. but when I come on to WB and see pictures of other Bees’ homes ….. WOW!
Honestly, the only places I’ve ever seen homes like those are in magazines. And I have a couple of wealthier friends/family members but even they don’t live in houses like that!
I don’t know ANYONE who has a “master suite.” I don’t know ANYONE who has a seperate tub/shower in the bathroom. I don’t know anyone with a home theater. Pretty much everyone’s basements are unfinished. We don’t have marble countertops, stainless steel appliances. We just …. don’t. lol
Again, I know things are different everywhere, and I still totally love where I live and the house we’re buying but …. am I the only one who feels out of the loop?
We aren’t poor by any means (me and my fiance, parents, family, friends, co-workers), but we certainly aren’t rich either.
The school districts where we live are average, maybe a little above or below. Nothing horrible, nothing spectacular. There are some rougher neighborhoods pretty much close to every where you go, but I don’t feel unsafe anywhere near where anyone I know lives.
I mean, we paid less than $100,000 for our starter home and that’s very common for first time home buyers around here. Granted, people with stellar paying jobs and trust funds spend much more than that but ….. it’s so rare that I’m shocked when I come on here and see how AMAZING everyone else’s homes are! lol
Not trying to be offensive or come off as jealous but …. I just find this weird.