Post # 31
I live in Toronto. A 3-bedroom downtown or in the closest suburbs can run $750,000-$1.5 mil easily. In the out-lying surburbs (Scarborough, North York, Etobicoke and Mississauga) you’re looking at $400,000-$600,000. In the nearest cities that are about 45 minutes to an hour away (Brampton, Newmarket) you can find older homes for around $300,000. Condos are way more realistic here but very small.
Post # 32
I live in Charlotte, NC and the housing here is very affordable, especially compared to where I’m originally from in Orange County, CA. In our neighborhood a 3 bedroom will run you somewhere between $175k-$250, although there are homes that you can get in other parts of Charlotte for less. Where I’m from in Mission Viejo, CA, you probably won’t find a single family home for less than $600k.
Post # 33
I live in the Dumbo area of brooklyn. it’s nice but I honestly feel like a large amount of people rent. It’s sort of weird reading these boards about people my age buying homes. I know a lot of parents around here that are cool with being lifelong renters.
ETA- 2bm apts are way more reasonable and there are just more of them.
Post # 34
I live in NJ, right outside of Philadephia and I would say the cheapest homes are around$350K and then just go on up into the millions. I am getitng depressed that we will never own a home with our student debt, let alone children… 🙁
Post # 35
I live right outside of New York City. A 1br apartment in my building is over 500k. I’d hate to see what any more is. when me and my SO finally move out of here we would move more into the suburbs. For a 3br in a good school district we are seeing around 450k-800k depending on how much work it needs.
Post # 36
WHat? None of these appeal? http://www.crackshackormansion.com/
I live in Southern Ontario and you can buy/build a 3 bedroom for easily $200-250 K. Depends on what kind of finishes, etc though. For example, my girlfriend just bought a place built in the early 1900s for $189, but you could easily spend $400+ in the same neighbourhood.
Post # 37
I live in Boston. In the Boston/Cambridge/Brookline area, you’re looking at $800k and up for a single family home.
I think we’re going to be renting for a while…
Post # 38
We live in a suburb of Raleigh, NC. We paid $175k for our 3 bedroom home 2 years ago. The market has picked up a lot since them. Now, that home would likely sell for $190k-200k. We have a friend in a much nicer adjacent neighborhood who put their 3 bedroom home up for sale at $210k and ended up with a bidding war from buyers. Not sure what they actually sold it for, but it was definitely above list price. Our area is very spread out and there is tons of land for development, which leads to cheaper prices. I have friends in much larger cities who expect to pay double and triple what we are paying for a house.
Post # 39
I live in Ohio and it varies quite a bit in my county. I voted 100k-200k, but it could easily go up to 250k or even down below 90k depending on the township, the suburb, the condition of the house, the school district, etc. Fiance and I are house-hunting now and we’ve looked at 3-4 bedroom houses ranging from 130k-225k. A 130k house we looked at would have easily sold for 200k if it had been located 10 miles northeast, in another school district. It’s kind of crazy to me.
Post # 40
I used to live in Toronto where a decent but small house would was $750++++. Now that we live in Kingston, Ontario we bought our 2800sq ft home, 4 bedroom with huge backyard for $315. We thought that was a steal but is on the higher end here. I don’t know how people do it, we would probably never own a house if we lived in Toronto still :S
Post # 41
We live in downtown Chicago, so it’s at least 350k and up for a 3 bedroom. And thats probably only about 1200 square feet of space.
If we moved 30 minutes out to the suburbs, that same money could get us a MUCH larger 3-4 bedroom home. Which is why after the wedding, we plan to save and move to the suburbs 🙂
Post # 42
I live in Des Moines, IA, and you can get a really nice 3 bedroom for between $150K-$200K. Honestly, buying is cheaper than rent usually. I love my super affordable city. 🙂
Post # 43
I can’t believe there are 3 pages with responses from more than 3 countries and not a single person has specified which currency they are talking… lol
Post # 44
Around where I live in Dublin, Ireland the average would be about $600-650,000 USD
The property market totally crashed here in 08 but now Dublin is experiencing a property shortage so rents and sale prices are sky high while the rest of the country continues to decline. It’s a really terrible situation for renters and prospective buyers alike.
Post # 45
I’m curious, what are the utilities like in Texas? How many months out of the year do you need to run AC. Do you have to heat?