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Old 05-26-2015, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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So, you consider this good? (The median home prices, I mean).
Why point to anywhere in my post where I appear to exude any form of glee whatsoever?
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:23 PM
 
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As of last March the average home price (for homes of all types, including condos) in the Toronto metro area was $613,933, while the average price of a detached home in Toronto city proper stood at $1,042,405. Detached homes in the suburban 905 regions had an average price of $709,116.

Toronto home prices surge 10% as sales activity heats up - The Globe and Mail
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Old 05-26-2015, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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As of last March the average home price (for homes of all types, including condos) in the Toronto metro area was $613,933, while the average price of a detached home in Toronto city proper stood at $1,042,405. Detached homes in the suburban 905 regions had an average price of $709,116.

Toronto home prices surge 10% as sales activity heats up - The Globe and Mail
Good info.

Toronto Proper $1,042,405 Canadian = $782,000 US
Toronto Region $613,933 Canadian = $460,000 US
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:18 PM
 
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Why point to anywhere in my post where I appear to exude any form of glee whatsoever?
Not sure what it is, maybe not glee, but you do love to point out how expensive real estate is in San Francisco....in numerous threads. I guess I look at that as being proud of that fact. Not my place to judge, though. I just think it's too bad that there are so many who can't afford to own a home. I would not be happy living in an apartment, but that's just me.
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Not sure what it is, maybe not glee, but you do love to point out how expensive real estate is in San Francisco....in numerous threads. I guess I look at that as being proud of that fact. Not my place to judge, though. I just think it's too bad that there are so many who can't afford to own a home. I would not be happy living in an apartment, but that's just me.
Yeah I agree with this. NYC gets a lot of crap for being expensive and rightfully so, but there are still areas where it's relatively not that expensive. I have been lightly looking for my girlfriend at areas in Brooklyn and Queens and she's found some decent places for like $1000-$1200 per person there. I think a city like NYC benefits from the fact that so many people live there and can still have areas where it doesn't cost an arm and a leg to live.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:09 PM
 
Location: First Hill, Seattle
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Good info.

Toronto Proper $1,042,405 Canadian = $782,000 US
Toronto Region $613,933 Canadian = $460,000 US
The dollar's current strength against the Canadian is somewhat helpful but the OP asked about how expensive metros generally are, not necessarily how expensive it is for an American expat. It's still very pricey in Toronto and Vancouver for Canadians.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:17 PM
 
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^ Yeah, not to mention that the Canadian and American dollars were at par just a few years ago and could very well be again sometime in the not too distant future.
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Old 05-27-2015, 01:07 AM
 
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Los Angeles just made history in the real estate market by setting a new asking price of $500 million for a new mansion in Bel airs,Beverly hills got something now on the market for $195 million.

California Dreaming: Record $500 Million Tag on L.A. Home - Bloomberg Business
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Old 05-27-2015, 01:09 AM
 
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Los Angeles, London & San Francisco are in a league of their own in the real estate market.

Can't forget about the luxury homes in Florida also, They're beautiful.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Off a guess, I think the top 5 seems to be largely perceived as any order and/or combination of Honolulu, Vancouver, New York, San Francisco Bay Area, and Toronto or San Diego.
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