Post # 1
There are lots of discussions around incomes, living affordability etc on these threads. I am amazed at how well some bees manage to budget for a wedding, car and home in their early 20s! I am 31 and my Fiance is 47 and between rent, child support payments, student debt etc we are able to save a little bit towards our wedding but not enough for a house! My Fiance had paid off a 4 bedroom house with a pool, but his ex-wife landed that in the divorce. Where we live an average 3-bedroom house is close to $500 000. This is in Australia. I get the impression (I could be wrong!) that housing prices in America and Canada, and even the UK. are a bit more reasonable?
Post # 2
There are 6 listings for 3 bedrooms ranging from 540k-750k in my town, about 50 minutes from Boston. There are many more 4 bedroom houses that range from 625k-1mil.
Post # 3
pinkshoes: That’s what you’d expect where I live for anything remotely nice or central. I am clearly wrong in my assumption that America is cheaper! How does anybody do it?
Post # 4
Minimum I found was $575,000 for a basic 3 bedroom doer upper.
Post # 5
I live in Tennessee and you can find gorgeous 3 bedroom homes for under $200,000USD.
Post # 6
In the City of Vancouver, you won’t find a 3 bedroom house you would want to live in for less than $1 Million.
Post # 7
It really depends where in the USA too. I live near Baltimore, Maryland where a 3 bedroom house cost around $200-400k depending on area. The cost can go up to $600k or more around DC metro area. I watch a lot of house buying shows and there are people buying $100-200k houses that are nice and huge in the Midwest, like Texas.
Post # 8
ne11y23: Most of the US is cheaper I think, just the big cities in the North East and West seem to be really pricy. If my family wasn’t all in the area I’d be outta here! Where my husband is from a newer than 1995 over 2500 sft 4 bed room in a nice area can be had for about less than 250k! Most homes are probably older than 70s in MA and need so much work!
Post # 9
In my neighbourhood, well over a million dollars. In the general vacinity, likely over $700k. 2+den high rise condo apartments can be had for about $550-650k though, for about 1100sq ft and $0.70/sq ft per month in condo fees.
Prices keep going up, and I don’t know if home ownership is in my future.
Post # 10
I’m in Australia and in my hometown you would pay 300,000-400,000 for a good house and where I am currently in brisbane it would be 550,000 + haha
Post # 11
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
100,000$ if that. I live in Texas btw & my parents purchased theirs for around 60,000 if I remember correctly so I’m hoping to stay right under 100.
Post # 12
Texas is very affordable. I live in San Antonio. I have a 1820 SF home, all stone exterior, centrally located in a very nice area, half acre, all hardwoods, etc. My house is probably worth 160K. My house in Houston is even cheaper. Middle/working class area 2240 SF, quarter acre, all tile, millwork, stainless, granite… Would sell today for $125K. This is the house next door to me in Houston: http://search.har.com/engine/7726-Antoine-Dr-Houston-TX-77088_HAR71723042.htm
Post # 13
I don’t know how non-Texans do it… I really don’t…
Post # 14
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
ne11y23: I live in South Carolina, out here in the country you can expect to pay around $100-$150k and closer to Columbia you can expect to pay $150-$300k. Different parts of the state Charleston, Greenville, Rock Hill, I believe you are going to be looking at a little more.
This is right up the road from us. You can also find a lot of mobile homes around here. Well under $100K.
Post # 15
I live in San Francisco which is always at the bottom of all the “Housing Affordability” lists. In the city, if you want a single family house you are looking at a million dollars, even in the cheapest parts of the city. Pretty much, if you want to buy a home you have to give up living in the city and move to the suburbs. I have a coworker (who’s expecting his first kid) who just did that – he went from walking to work in 15 mins to sitting on a train for 45mins.