the cost of living
specifically the real estate market
I was born and raised in California, it is my home and I love it. Nothing compares to living by the beach, Disneyland, millions of tourist attractions, the awesome weather, and most importantly being minutes away from family.
It wasn't until we put our little condo on the market that it truly hit me that we live in an expensive state. I have been pretty sheltered when its comes to the reality of the cost of living in California. I promise I am not a spoiled brat. But when it comes to paying rent or a mortgage it has never really been something I had to take into account. So it came to be quite the shock for me when we started to look at new homes. Speaking strictly as a California native the cost to live in a "nice" area is ridiculous, especially when you compare it to other states.
If your like me and need to visually see what I am talking about here ya go...
For the price we are selling our 2 bed 2 bathroom 1,010 sq ft condo we could buy the following homes...
In North Carolina
In South Carolina
Aren't these homes just beyond gorgeous?! I would gladly live in any one of them.
Did I mention we finally got an offer on our condo!!!! Of course anything can happen between now and when we can officially consider it sold, but I am still very excited. Downside is we haven't found our "dream home". The search is on hence this little post :) If you can't tell I have been looking at homes throughout the US of A (the hubby has the option to work from home so living out of state is a major possibility for us).
But at this very moment I can't picture living so far away from our family so California you win for now :)
Love to hear your feedback on great cities to live in throughout the US or your personal experience moving away from home!!!
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