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Old 07-05-2016, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Our in-laws live downtown and rent a 2bdrm house for $450/month. No subsidy, and it is not a crime area. There are very few high crime areas in this entire state [Maine].
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:51 PM
 
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You live in an expensive CITY. Did it escape your notice that you live in a CITY?
I live in the poorest 1millon+ metro in the country. It hardly qualifies as expensive and yes I understand I live in a city, as the OP most likely does also or near one. $450 rent, safe and/or decent doesn't go together in much of the country. It would be nice if that wasn't the case but, that's reality.
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Old 07-05-2016, 09:05 PM
 
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I live in the poorest 1millon+ metro in the country. It hardly qualifies as expensive and yes I understand I live in a city, as the OP most likely does also or near one. $450 rent, safe and/or decent doesn't go together in much of the country. It would be nice if that wasn't the case but, that's reality.
You say it is 'poor', yet you also say that it is extremely expensive. I think these are contradictory.

Most [the majority] of the USA is rural. You may live in a city, but that does not change facts. Randomly toss a dart at a map, and you will most likely hit a rural area.

That is reality.
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Old 07-05-2016, 09:19 PM
 
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You say it is 'poor', yet you also say that it is extremely expensive. I think these are contradictory.

Most [the majority] of the USA is rural. You may live in a city, but that does not change facts. Randomly toss a dart at a map, and you will most likely hit a rural area.

That is reality.
I never said my city was extremely expensive. The COL is very reasonable. Sure, land wise most of the country is rural. That doesn't change the fact that 80% of the country's population lives in an urban area.
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Old 07-05-2016, 09:46 PM
 
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I never said my city was extremely expensive. The COL is very reasonable. Sure, land wise most of the country is rural. That doesn't change the fact that 80% of the country's population lives in an urban area.
$450 rent, safe and decent does go together in most of the country.

If it does not go together in your city, then you live in a high COL / high crime city, which DOES NOT reflect most of the nation.
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Old 07-09-2016, 01:11 PM
 
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$450 rent, safe and decent does go together in most of the country.

If it does not go together in your city, then you live in a high COL / high crime city, which DOES NOT reflect most of the nation.
I have to disagree with this. $ 450.00 is far below the national median for rent. Perhaps it is normal for a rural area.
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Old 07-09-2016, 01:28 PM
 
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$450 rent, safe and decent does go together in most of the country.

If it does not go together in your city, then you live in a high COL / high crime city, which DOES NOT reflect most of the nation.
It sure doesn't. It goes with loud music, drugs, Crime, And possible home invasions
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Old 07-09-2016, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I have to disagree with this. $ 450.00 is far below the national median for rent. Perhaps it is normal for a rural area.
By saying 'National median' I trust you understand that is NOT the minimum, right?

There are rent levels above the median and there are rent levels below the median.

The majority of square-miles of the USA land mass is rural.

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Old 07-10-2016, 11:15 AM
 
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"$450 rent, safe and decent does go together in most of the country -"


That was your quote, not mine. So since the national median is $920.00, $ 450.00 is not representative of "most of the country". Yes, I understand how "medians" are calculated. This does not mean that no rentals exist in the $ 450.00 range.


Also, one might question the number of "rentals" in a rural area.


Respectfully - Eeko
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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"$450 rent, safe and decent does go together in most of the country -"


That was your quote, not mine. So since the national median is $920.00, $ 450.00 is not representative of "most of the country". Yes, I understand how "medians" are calculated. This does not mean that no rentals exist in the $ 450.00 range.


Also, one might question the number of "rentals" in a rural area.


Respectfully - Eeko
I did not say that $450 was the median of most the country. $450 is not unheard of throughout most of the country.
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