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Old 11-20-2015, 02:37 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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If you think that's stratospheric....

One bedroom, 800 square ft. condo units are going for $600k+ in my building in Miami Beach, and I'm not even in a building that is considered to be high end. A new building is going up about a mile or so north of me with units starting at $2,000,000!
I believe you! My oldest friend owns a nondescript 1950's ranch home, 3 bed/2bath in Boca Raton - not a great part: just 2 blocks off Dixie Hwy. and the railroad tracks! -yet he can a MILLION dollars for the place!

 
Old 11-20-2015, 03:14 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Eek, Clark, that table is SO not you!!!!!!!!!!! Good riddance!!!!!!

I hear you MMoB. Mom's place on Brickell is getting huge money, yet there are new buildings going up all around.
 
Old 11-20-2015, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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If you think that's stratospheric....

One bedroom, 800 square ft. condo units are going for $600k+ in my building in Miami Beach, and I'm not even in a building that is considered to be high end. A new building is going up about a mile or so north of me with units starting at $2,000,000!

Yesterday I was watching an episode of House Hunters on HGTV in Queens, NY. They wanted nearly $600,000 for a fixer upper studio apt.! I don't know how people can afford to live there.
 
Old 11-20-2015, 04:39 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Yet there are smaller cities and towns all over the US where a fine well-made house in move-in condition can be purchased for under $75,000! Particularly in those towns where there are no jobs, the population is declining, and the school system is below par.

In a way, aren't we lucky as retired older Americans we have the option to move to a low cost community and not have to worry about finding employment or the school district?
 
Old 11-20-2015, 05:14 PM
 
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Yesterday I was watching an episode of House Hunters on HGTV in Queens, NY. They wanted nearly $600,000 for a fixer upper studio apt.! I don't know how people can afford to live there.

Did I ever mention that my wife and I (and our house, of course) were featured on a half hour episode of an HGTV show when we were getting ready to sell our house just before I retired?
 
Old 11-21-2015, 10:37 AM
 
Location: SW US
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Did I ever mention that my wife and I (and our house, of course) were featured on a half hour episode of an HGTV show when we were getting ready to sell our house just before I retired?
Which show? I am addicted to watching home rehab shows on HGTV
 
Old 11-21-2015, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Me too. How could I find that particular show on line? My fantasy is to buy an old old house and rehab it.
 
Old 11-21-2015, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default Whopee! Big Social Security raise for me!

Just got a letter from SS saying they have recalculated by benefit based on my 2014 earnings and I will now be getting $3 per month more, plus a retroactive amount to cover the $3 per month increase from January, 2015. Any suggestions on how I should spend my windfall? (Monthly amount has gone up from $58 to $61 after the deduction of the Medicare Part B premium).
 
Old 11-21-2015, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Me too. How could I find that particular show on line? My fantasy is to buy an old old house and rehab it.
hahaha...we're just getting done, after four years. I hope you have deep pockets and endless energy.
 
Old 11-21-2015, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Just got a letter from SS saying they have recalculated by benefit based on my 2014 earnings and I will now be getting $3 per month more, plus a retroactive amount to cover the $3 per month increase from January, 2015. Any suggestions on how I should spend my windfall? (Monthly amount has gone up from $58 to $61 after the deduction of the Medicare Part B premium).
Sounds like enough for a 2 week luxury vacation in Hawaii to me

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