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Old 07-01-2014, 11:38 PM
 
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Im from Brooklyn ny where a house is unreasonable to buy in a safe area, Im wondering, If its Possible in upstate ny areas like Rochester, Syracuse Suburbs, to own a House, or is the taxes, too much , or do Jobs, Not pay as Much? would I be better off in somewhere like FL or illionis? Thankyou for any help
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:44 AM
 
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There is another thread that looks just like this on both the Syracuse and Rochester forums. You can find answers there.
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Old 07-04-2014, 11:06 AM
 
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Considering the cost of a house in a safe area of Brooklyn is now pushing $750k, and you can realistically get a house in an Upstate suburb for 1/10 of that price, I'd say yes.

I've done a ton of research on this personally, and in most parts of the country, you can survive quite well on 1/2 of what you make in the NYC area. So, if you make $100k in the NYC metro, you'd easily have the same quality of life Upstate for $50k.

That's not across the board, because if you're making $15k and getting a ton of public assistance, making $7.5k isn't gonna be good. But you get my point.
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