Post # 1
Simple enough. I am curious what the average home in your area costs and looks likes. Obviously, it can vary depending on what part of the town, ameneties in the area, etc. But to keep it simple:
1) Figure out the average cost of a home in your area
2) Post a pic or listing of a home in that price range (if you want to put in some effort, try to find “the best” house you can for that price)
To make it easy, you can even use trulia.com and set your price bracket and hit search!
I will begin. I live in a mid sized city (about 500,000 people).
Average cost of home where I live: $200,000
Typical listing: 5 bed, 2 bath; 2000 sq ft; good school district
Post # 3
@bmo88: our immediate area is 240k-ish average, but head out 5 miles and it drastically drops to under 200k. It goes from city to rural pretty quickly.
This is 4BR/3BA, 2900 sq ft, good school zone, decent area of town, formal dining room and rec room.
Post # 4
I live in an area where there is huge disparity of wealth. I did a quick calculation, and the average house price is $213K.
This one is $215K, 3BR/1.5 BA, 2100 sq ft. Crappy school zone, and bonus – near the airport! It’s not updated either.
And this is why we rent, especially since we won’t be here long term.
ETA: if you actually wanted to live in a decent area, you’d be spending $350K+ (and that would probably get you an apartment, not a single family home).
Post # 5
I live in Vancouver , BC -population is just over 603,000.
The sale price for a home which includes condos and townhouses in Greater Vancouver averaged $786,522 last month, that includes suburbs like Burnaby, Richmond, Coquitlam etc. Houses in Vancouver itself would be $1,000,00 to start
House on sale for that price in Vancouver-described as “old timer”- these homes are bought for the lot, demolished and a new home built on site.
Post # 6
Gosh. Average in my area is $550,00 ish for a fairly average three bedroom home
Post # 7
There’s a huge range, but it ranges from 300k – 2mil in my area, with the average probably around 5-600k. 300 gets you a 2or bed bed/1 bath about 700-1000 sf for the cheapest house on the market. But avg is probably 3 or 4 bed/1.5-2.5 bath.
This one is 570k
Post # 8
I can’t find a picture right now, but the average one bedroom condo is about 500,000
Post # 9
The average home in the Boston suburb where I live costs 350K for a 3br 2ba 1500sq ft house (average in every way)
Post # 10
Gosh! They’re all huge. I forget how much bigger US houses are!
I live in a commuter town, which has a long and proud history (stretching all the way to the USA) and a vast number of new builds.
The average house price is £151k (around $245k).
Other than a few rough spots, the town is safe, fairly middle-class and the schools are decent. Healthcare is good (local hospital has served me very well over the years, as have the wide selections of GPs). There’s a thriving high street and some lovely restaurants.
Here are two typical houses (from the old and new towns):
Three bed Victorian semi-detached house in the centre of the town, overlooking one of the parks and close to both primary and secondary schools.
Three bedroom new-build townhouse in the new part of town. Three storeys, close to schools, doctors, a huge supermarket and motorway access… but not so pretty!
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
According to redfin, the median price in this area is $599k. For reference, we’re a 90 minute commute to downtown DC, and a 60 minute commute to downtown Baltimore.
$589k, 4 bedroom, 2.5 baths, 2500 sq ft, 1 acre lot, built in 1979, main floor hardwood, average kitchen and bathrooms, great schools
Post # 13
I’m not sure what it is. Zillow said it was 88k, but Trulia said 150k. And theres tons of different styles of houses, depending on the area of the city. Where I live you’ll find more 88k houses than 150k, but you’ll probably get a better house than in some other areas for you money. I’ll keep it to my own zip code rather than the whole city.
88k house. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Not much to look at on the outside, but the inside is nice. Hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen, painted, ect.
And this is a pretty average house for 150k. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath.
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Post # 15
@SpecialSundae: I am in love with the old Victorian! It’s so charming. I cannot even imagine growing up around such neat properties.
Post # 16
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
I googled it & the median price in Murrieta is about $335,000. This house is a 4BD/3BA with 2,346sqft for $334,900.