Home Values

Discussion in 'Real Estate' started by 2forISU, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. kchacker

    kchacker Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    1,427
    345
    83
    Phoenix
    Ratings:
    +1,355 / 29 / -1
    Yeah, but that'll never happen again........right? ;)
     
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  2. Cyclone.TV

    Cyclone.TV Well-Known Member

    Sep 3, 2016
    3,750
    470
    83
    Ratings:
    +2,394 / 231 / -54
    Ha!
     
  3. Dopey

    Dopey Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2009
    2,043
    218
    63
    Ratings:
    +841 / 84 / -10
    Aint glamorous, but it's simple and cheap out here ******* pigs at the home place.
     
  4. Cyched

    Cyched Minister of Culture
    SuperFanatic SuperFanatic T2

    May 8, 2009
    15,340
    5,093
    113
    Ankeny
    Ratings:
    +24,223 / 378 / -1
    You're doing what to those pigs?
     
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  5. khardbored

    khardbored Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2012
    6,554
    1,160
    113
    Middle of the Midwest
    Ratings:
    +4,100 / 92 / -2
    $60,000 in property taxes per year?!?!?!

    You Scrooge McDuck???
     
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  6. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    38,121
    3,376
    113
    Ratings:
    +21,659 / 1,099 / -63
    I wasn't going to say it, but also curious
     
  7. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member
    SuperFanatic SuperFanatic T2

    Oct 10, 2012
    19,907
    2,152
    113
    grundy center
    Ratings:
    +9,294 / 549 / -23
    I spend over $180 per gallon of gas. My custom-built Lamborghini only takes the blood of infant royalty. It's tough out there.
     
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  8. xr4ticlone

    xr4ticlone Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2006
    1,635
    244
    63
    Male
    Business owner / Sales
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +1,589 / 330 / -83
    Taxes & regulations. Then more taxes and regulations. If there is anything left they tax it...and regulate it.
     
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  9. xr4ticlone

    xr4ticlone Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2006
    1,635
    244
    63
    Male
    Business owner / Sales
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +1,589 / 330 / -83
    I'm not sure what's driving it this time...I guess fear of being left out?

    I'm shocked that even here in San Antonio we've seen major price increases...in the past 4 years my house has shot up from $240k to $350k +.

    Land has done the same.

    Not good.
     
  10. hiltonisheaven

    Apr 11, 2006
    410
    12
    18
    Male
    Ankeny
    Ratings:
    +26 / 1 / -0
    It's really misleading to start spouting bad information like this. My fear is you're telling all the young, impressionable 20-somethings in your life this garbage.
    This website https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/buy-rent-calculator.html?_r=0
    helps you compare the costs of buying vs renting the same house and when I entered my numbers, it's very close. A more real life scenario is comparing buying a 3BR/2Bath house vs staying in a 2BR apartment. Most people will need to fill that bigger house with furniture, buy and maintain appliances, lawn mower, snow blower, etc. If you take a few minutes to think about it, it really only makes sense to buy if that's the lifestyle you want + you can afford it. Consider also how long you will stay in that house.
    I'm not against owning a home but don't go into it without considering all the costs vs the benefits.
     
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  11. GoCy

    GoCy Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    184
    13
    18
    Ratings:
    +19 / 0 / -0
    lol, no, its per year. And I can't even blame autocorrect for that mistype.
     
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  12. Cyclone.TV

    Cyclone.TV Well-Known Member

    Sep 3, 2016
    3,750
    470
    83
    Ratings:
    +2,394 / 231 / -54
    When you consider that I had mentioned you had to be able to afford it.....
     
  13. Cyclone.TV

    Cyclone.TV Well-Known Member

    Sep 3, 2016
    3,750
    470
    83
    Ratings:
    +2,394 / 231 / -54
    If you can’t, it’s understandable.
     
  14. xr4ticlone

    xr4ticlone Well-Known Member

    Oct 1, 2006
    1,635
    244
    63
    Male
    Business owner / Sales
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +1,589 / 330 / -83
    Ok...so why is a $20k remodel $100k in California?

    I'm all ears.

    Pay isn't much higher in CA than Texas or anywhere else. Are you telling me there is that much fuel used in a remodel at $4.99 vs $2.49?
     
  15. capitalcityguy

    capitalcityguy Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2007
    8,326
    518
    113
    Male
    Des Moines
    Ratings:
    +2,117 / 191 / -13
    Financial related decisions are rarely that black and white.
     
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  16. Cyclone.TV

    Cyclone.TV Well-Known Member

    Sep 3, 2016
    3,750
    470
    83
    Ratings:
    +2,394 / 231 / -54
    If you can afford the house, you should buy it and not rent it.
     
  17. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member
    SuperFanatic SuperFanatic T2

    Oct 10, 2012
    19,907
    2,152
    113
    grundy center
    Ratings:
    +9,294 / 549 / -23
    What if you might get a new job in 3 years? Or plan to have multiple children? Or are gone a lot? Or don't want yard maintenance but the house isn't in an HOA?
     
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  18. Cyclone.TV

    Cyclone.TV Well-Known Member

    Sep 3, 2016
    3,750
    470
    83
    Ratings:
    +2,394 / 231 / -54
    Understandable that you wouldn’t want to.
     
  19. Land Grant

    Land Grant Active Member

    Oct 30, 2006
    638
    34
    28
    Ratings:
    +130 / 5 / -0
    Until people provide actual reliable data, these claims are just hyperbole. Moreover, the data must be apples to apples comparisons.

    Seems to me many here just want to bag on California, mostly for (perceived) cultural differences--most of which are hyperbole as well. Go to any old 10-year old Saturday little league game in suburban CA, and it'll feel pretty much like one in suburban Iowa.


     
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  20. LutherBlue

    LutherBlue Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2006
    2,264
    148
    63
    Ratings:
    +577 / 59 / -0
    What you're really saying is buying is always better ... unless it isn't.
     
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