My husband’s company has been talking about relocating in a couple of years, assuming that a few things take off for them the way that they anticipate. I have my worries about this and don’t like the idea of moving so far away from my family and friends, my father and I moved a lot when I was young and I have an animosity towards it now, wanting to put down some roots now and be close to my ancestry somewhat I guess. I like being near all of our family, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins, etc. and I know my husband feels the same way.
But then I did a few web searches of the areas in particular and saw house values of like $80,000-$150,000 – for the same kinds of places we’d pay $250,000-$350,000 for here. Now some of them looked a little slummy, but let’s face it, some of our $250,000 houses look a little slummy, too. And some neighborhoods had houses for WAY less than $80,000 – like I’m talking $20,000-$50,000 – I could buy a car for that price! Or should I say, for the price of some cars, I could now apparently buy a friggin house! It irks me that I’ve been getting by in this state where we all know housing is way too expensive and so many people leave the state so they can afford to buy a house, but I guess it didn’t dawn on me what our options could ACTUALLY be like if we’d just leave the state – and I’m not even talking a cross country move, we’re talking states that actually touch our state. Not really that far away at all.