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Old 02-01-2017, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Depends though. Our housing prices have been turned upside down since our popular trend years ago. I just did a search on realtor.com. To buy a house in Shadyside will cost $300,000+. We have become a very rich/poor city. If a person compares a house under $100,000 in Pittsburgh to a house in the Southeast for under $100,000, it might not be the same. I have family in another city who live in a popular neighborhood. I couldn't find an equal situation in Pittsburgh for the same amount. Living in Pittsburgh has become all about location and what a family can afford.
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Old 02-01-2017, 05:37 AM
 
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Another option are the exurbs. I know a lot of people who are moving an hour or more north of the city for the lower cost.
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Old 02-01-2017, 06:31 AM
 
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If you don't plan to buy a house for 1-2 years is it better to settle in a place like Cincinnati or Pittsburgh instead of Raleigh or Nashville (if you work in a nationwide field)? Since the former cities are at the beginning of buzz, I would guess that means that the home prices/ future job growth would be better than the cities that are well into the explosion.
Or look at cities that have counter-intuitively remained relatively flat in terms of property values. Greensboro-Winston Salem NC is one such example in the Southeast, and in the Midwest a city like Indianapolis would be similar.
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:03 AM
 
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Even NYC literally lost 1 million people during the 70s and early 80s. But gaining of course today. But the State still is losing population overall.

Housing prices in sunbelt major cities are rising fast. Just reading other forums. A question on where to find a $150,000 home in Houston brought some neighborhood sugestions. But also a maybe years ago or a Major fixer-upper and smallish.

Seems even the same problems and their own in fast growing cities? Is more just as northern ones. From city debt including pensions to lack of public transportation and overcrowded expressways and infastructure improvements not keeping up.

Northern cities still have neighborhoods where gentrification is spreading toward and into.
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:39 AM
 
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Depends though. Our housing prices have been turned upside down since our popular trend years ago. I just did a search on realtor.com. To buy a house in Shadyside will cost $300,000+. We have become a very rich/poor city. If a person compares a house under $100,000 in Pittsburgh to a house in the Southeast for under $100,000, it might not be the same. I have family in another city who live in a popular neighborhood. I couldn't find an equal situation in Pittsburgh for the same amount. Living in Pittsburgh has become all about location and what a family can afford.
Isn't Shadyside one of the nicest parts of Pittsburgh though? So, perhaps you would have to compare accordingly.
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:41 AM
 
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Even NYC literally lost 1 million people during the 70s and early 80s. But gaining of course today. But the State still is losing population overall.

Housing prices in sunbelt major cities are rising fast. Just reading other forums. A question on where to find a $150,000 home in Houston brought some neighborhood sugestions. But also a maybe years ago or a Major fixer-upper and smallish.

Seems even the same problems and their own in fast growing cities? Is more just as northern ones. From city debt including pensions to lack of public transportation and overcrowded expressways and infastructure improvements not keeping up.

Northern cities still have neighborhoods where gentrification is spreading toward and into.
Not true about NYS losing people, as it has always been an immigrant gateway state and they help the population from dipping.
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:41 AM
 
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Isn't Shadyside one of the nicest parts of Pittsburgh though? So, perhaps you would have to compare accordingly.
You wouldn't think so if you grew up reading the Fear Street series like I did.
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Not true about NYS losing people, as it has always been an immigrant gateway state and they help the population from dipping.
Yes, NYC has long been an immigrant gateway but nevertheless was in a terrible down ward slide in overall economic vitality & social health during the 1970's which culminated in the city dropping by over 10% during that decade.
The city-only population dropped by over 800,000 to a figure of slightly over 7,000,000 in the 1980 census.
Since then, however, NYC has recovered on many metrics & is easily at a new record population today.
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:56 AM
 
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This was really helpful. It steers me back to my original thinking about Roanoke area. I think it might be the place to go. Houses and taxes are cheap, health care jobs are available and I'm thinking the property values will appreciate since people looking for lower COL are going to be priced out of Raleigh, Atlanta and Nashville soon enough.
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:58 AM
 
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Yes, NYC has long been an immigrant gateway but nevertheless was in a terrible down ward slide in overall economic vitality & social health during the 1970's which culminated in the city dropping by over 10% during that decade.
The city-only population dropped by over 800,000 to a figure of slightly over 7,000,000 in the 1980 census.
Since then, however, NYC has recovered on many metrics & is easily at a new record population today.
I knew that about NYC, but I was just referring to NYS's population. I think people just look at out migration without thinking of immigration or the fact that moving to the suburbs could mean a move to NJ, CT or even PA.
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