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View Poll Results: Is it worth the money to live in a place you love?
Yes 27 75.00%
No 9 25.00%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-21-2007, 03:01 AM
 
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i live in hawaii right now. we're moving this summer because it's too expensive to live here for us......we love it, but are forced to leave it....nough said...
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Most definitely as long as one can afford it and live modestly to enjoy that "place that you love." Life if too short to live in an area that is undesirable to you no matter what the reason.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:09 AM
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Default Definately!

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All this talk about moving to someplace affordable has got me to thinking...

Is it worth the $$$ to live in a place you love? Simple question, simple answer.
Simple answer is yes, I live in California, I was lucky enough to have a family friend that sold me a decent house at 22 yrs old at a more than decent price. Unfortunately we must wait until 2 yrs is up before selling to avoid capital gain fees.
The point is, we plan on staying in Northern California and purchasing here once we sell our existing home. California's housing market (especially the county I live in) is very expensive. We have considered moving out of State and have good friends in various State's, but nothing can make up for where you are comfortable and love.
LOL yeah nice simple answer huh?
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:27 AM
 
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Yes! Luckily, the place I love is affordable to me.
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Old 03-22-2007, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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You can't always afford the place where you'd love to live and it isn't always practical. So find the closest thing to it that you can afford and that fits you/your family and learn to love that place.

I prefer to have enough money in the bank for a rainy day and where I live it rains more than in Seattle. I'm lucky to be so adaptable.
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Cheshire, England
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i think you shouldn't put your life on hold or stop living your life to the full just because of moeny. I think if you really want to live somewhere then you should go for it, even if its looking at the cheaper houses there and then work yourself up. This is what's happening to me, i want to move to LA from England, it's very expensive but i do hope to acheive it in the near future.
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Old 03-23-2007, 04:50 PM
 
Location: The Frenchie Farm, Where We Grow 'em Big!
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i live in hawaii right now. we're moving this summer because it's too expensive to live here for us......we love it, but are forced to leave it....nough said...
I moved out of HNL because I got island fever. The cost was not too bad. But you can only go so far on an island. I racked up some Aloha Miles....
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