(Closed) Wondering, what is the average home price where you live?

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Post # 121
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

skplue:  Don’t even ask me that…where I live it’s higher than where you are. 🙁

Post # 122
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

ksn1219:  ahhhhh haha. You and the rest of the free world! Gotta say Nike perks are pretty damn amazing… 🙂

Post # 123
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I live in the Vancouver, Canada area too. Home prices are ridiculous. I  received an ad in the mail today for a suburb about an hour outside of the city. 3 bedroom condo for $490,000. *facepalm*

Post # 124
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Blushing bee

I’m looking at a 500sq ft condo in Queens for $460k. Looked at a 400sq ft studio for $425k. 

Post # 125
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

mrsczup478:  This number (over a million for a house) is if you are looking at massive or newly renovated houses, or “hip” neighbourhoods.  While the price is still high in comparison to everything I’m seeing on this thread (sadface), it is most definitely possible to purchase a house in Toronto for less than a million dollars, way less.  I was house hunting for about 2 months before we bought, and looked at tons of places between 400-500k.  With mortgage rates being what they are now, as long as you have a decent down payment, it’s doable.

Post # 126
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

jily:  That sounds a bit high. A quick search of the Nassau – North Shore market matrix reveals the overall median home price on north shore L.I. is around $1,000,000 and median is in the $750,000 range. In the luxury homes market matrix, the average sale price is 1.4 mil, median is 1.1 mil. 

Of course I suppose it depends on your definition of “something nice” lol.

Post # 127
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Helper bee

We’re North of Houston outside of a very expensive, wealthy area. Houses are around $300-$1mill, we’re just outside of this in a nice quite area (5-10 min out) and houses are around $250k. I bought 7 years ago and paid $154k for a 2000 sq ft home, value is now around $240k.

Post # 128
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

skplue: 

From google: The median home value in XXX is $192,700. XXX home values have gone up 12.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.0% within the next year.

To me… it really varies, depending on if you want a newer home or an older home. But, even with older homes, if it’s a nicer neighborhood – they are spendy! I’m in the upper midwest.

Most of the houses I like to look at are 4 bed, 3-stall garage and range anywhere between $240-$300+. Any new builds range between $300-$700. But, the houses are HUGE with LOTS of upgrades (floors, windows, counters, master bed/bath, bars, entertainment room, etc).

We currently live in a twinhome, and once we get a deck built (hopefully next summer), we could easily sell for $170K or so. That is what most of them have been going for around our city – same style/design. I bought my 3 bed/2bath/2-stall attached garage in 2009 for $98K. But, I know a year ago, someone in my complex (8 of them) sold for around $120K. I was floored!

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Post # 129
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

doberman:  hubby and I are looking in great neck because they have one of the best public schools. 3k sq ft of new construction on a quarter acre, we haven’t seen ANYTHING for less than 1.8 and somethings as high a 4 mill. Sadly they arent that nice…

Post # 130
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

theshannondee:  Our shoe room would agree about the perks lol. Hes been with them about 4.5 years and hopes to work his way there eventually! 

Post # 131
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Helper bee

julies1949:  another Vancouver here… yep, average over a million bucks.  AND you have to pay SALES TAX!!!  (as an American I find this incredible)

and unlike other expensive places like SF or NYC, the wages here are not commensurate with the high cost of everything else.

honestly I have no idea how normal people afford to buy houses here, unless they got into the market ages ago.

Post # 132
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

juicebar:  I think the key is that we need a paradigm shift when it comes to housing. People bring up children in apartments all over the world, but somehow in North America we think only poor people would do that.

Most people with a house and yard hardly use the yard. Both parents are working, the children are in school or daycare much of the day. On the weekends the family is at soccer games and shopping.

We also have families who buy a house so far out in the suburbs that they spend way too long commuting every day and waaaaaay too much money on gas (given our lack of rapid transit).

It’s really quite possible to raise children in an apartment or townhouse. Some of them have more amenities than you would ever find in a single family home.

Post # 134
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

skplue:  

I find this thread really interesting!  Thank you for starting it.

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