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Old 09-13-2018, 10:25 AM
 
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Decent being the keystone in that statement. Certainly decent can vary widely depending on our perceptions. If decent is a newer 3bd, 2.5bt home anyplace north of Woodman, then there probably are not many decent places. There are still pockets of reasonable to be found throughout the city such as Mesa Springs, Venetion Village, Holland Park, Village Seven, Elsmere, Stetson Hills, and others. Certainly looking into condo or townhome units further north also opens up options too. Here is a 3bd 2 bth rancher in Antelope Ridge for $119k. Include central air, 2 car garage, and an HOA. Looks decent to me. MLS#: 7204478, https://ppar.com/search/property.aspx?q=28803358

The thing about sub $250k houses is there is not as many of them being built any more and you have to be on the spot with pre-approved financing to snag one.


Yes, I agree that is a nice home you have posted the listing for. They go pending so quickly at that price range. By decent I guess I mean, not a fixer upper. If I pay a high price I want it ready to move in with little to no work. My favorite part of town is the north side since I am more familiar with it. My parents lived in Monument when they retired. Spent a lot of time there. When they bought back in the 70s they could get a lot for the money. Now the same property is well over 400,000. But it's a beautiful area.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:00 AM
 
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Anyone working full time should be able to afford housing.
As communities grow and property values increase, some cities and areas of the country become unaffordable- to many people, not just the homeless. I would love to live in a high-rise on Park Avenue overlooking Central Park in NYC. But that's simply not affordable to me and my family. So we make life choices to live in a place that better matches our economic situation.

In some cities it is simply not reasonable to insist on "affordable" housing. Affordable to whom? Let the market decide prices and let people live where they can afford to live. This includes the homeless in our community.

Obviously the problem is much more complicated than this, but at least SOME of them would be better served if they were encouraged and helped to relocate to a more "affordable" city or region of the country.
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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As communities grow and property values increase, some cities and areas of the country become unaffordable- to many people, not just the homeless. I would love to live in a high-rise on Park Avenue overlooking Central Park in NYC. But that's simply not affordable to me and my family. So we make life choices to live in a place that better matches our economic situation.

In some cities it is simply not reasonable to insist on "affordable" housing. Affordable to whom? Let the market decide prices and let people live where they can afford to live. This includes the homeless in our community.

Obviously the problem is much more complicated than this, but at least SOME of them would be better served if they were encouraged and helped to relocate to a more "affordable" city or region of the country.
Totally agree.

I too would love to live in high-priced areas, but I can afford it. Since I can't afford many of the places I'd like to live, I settle for a place where I can afford to live.
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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...and that is exactly why I started my property owning journey in SE COS and slowly worked myself into an ownership role I wanted. I'm pretty happy where I'm at now. Could it always be better, sure, there seems to be no limit in how much you can spend on property.
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:42 PM
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Location: Manitou Springs
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I could be wrong, but it seems to me that it's getting progressively more difficult to find places to live where salaries and housing are on the same wave length. I'm not saying it's impossible, but I don't think it's all that easy to do. Short of moving to really, really poverty-ridden areas of this country (with no jobs available), what are people supposed to do?

Look at many areas/cities that used to be considered low-income, that over time have been "gentrified" and are now only available to those in higher income brackets, pushing out the folks who used to reside there. This is happening all over the country. Some boroughs of NYC are a good example of this trend.

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