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Old 02-14-2021, 11:36 AM
 
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I'd pick Boston over Cambridge
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Old 02-14-2021, 01:36 PM
 
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After living in the North End for a few years we ended up buying in Cambridge. Zomg, isn’t it wild that people might want to live in a place that is different than you would want to live?!
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Old 02-14-2021, 02:12 PM
 
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zomg? Is that the zombie way to say omg?
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Old 02-14-2021, 03:12 PM
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So a minority?
Sorry, my point was that it is better than the rest of country and significantly better than rest of the world.
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Old 02-14-2021, 08:40 PM
 
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Is it an absolute must for the in-laws to live with you? I only ask because it is a lot tougher to house 5 adults than just 2, especially with one child and planning for more. Maybe it is time to consider just moving with your husband and child.
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Old Yesterday, 09:54 PM
 
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Is it an absolute must for the in-laws to live with you? I only ask because it is a lot tougher to house 5 adults than just 2, especially with one child and planning for more. Maybe it is time to consider just moving with your husband and child.

A double decker with a decent yard and driveway/garage is quite possible in many inner burbs. Or a duplex. If they want family near but not "in" same unit. Possibly option for rental space some day, or expansion for larger family and nanny. Various ages and stages adaptability.
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Old Today, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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Eastern Mass is definitely a very challenging area to move into these days. Unless you have outstanding income, or bought a long time ago when prices were more sane and have developed significant equity with your own now-overpriced house, it's a lot to handle.

Having the second family living at your expense makes things a good deal harder than they already are. Would it be possible to live either with just your family, or in a multifamily with the second family contributing a rent that is substantially discounted from market rates? Single family homes are already very expensive in this area, and a multifamily can be 50% more.

On the north shore at least, some value towns that should still offer good quality of life would be Salem, Amesbury, the Bradford neighborhood of Haverhill, Merrimac, Rowley, North Andover.

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Old Today, 03:05 PM
 
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Eastern Mass is definitely a very challenging area to move into these days. Unless you have outstanding income, or bought a long time ago when prices were more sane and have developed significant equity with your own now-overpriced house, it's a lot to handle.

Having the second family living at your expense makes things a good deal harder than they already are. Would it be possible to live either with just your family, or in a multifamily with the second family contributing a rent that is substantially discounted from market rates? Single family homes are already very expensive in this area, and a multifamily can be 50% more.

On the north shore at least, some value towns that should still offer good quality of life would be Salem, Amesbury, the Bradford neighborhood of Haverhill, Merrimac, Rowley, North Andover.
If you doing new home construction a single-family home is increased by over $30,000 due to the increase in wood and multi-family is increased by about 12,000. There's an active flippers Market going on right now. I recently saw an article about a sale in Chicopee and this guy is literally going to flip a house in less than a month. By it spent about thirty Grand putting in some Roofing, clean it up and put it back on the market all in the same month.

I saw Historical house highlight in Springfield it was $100,000 back in 2015 and today 250,000. People who are not moving back to Boston. The rents are not going back up. Commuting is not going back. If we see a gas shortage like as what has been said and we start seeing $4 a gallon gas people are just going to work from home again regardless of covid.

There's nothing wrong with working or living in Boston or Cambridge by a company's not going to get a return on income or return on investment by having people go there. Once Baker authorizes the hybrid recommendations in the study that's tens of thousands of people that will no longer have to go into Boston on a regular basis. If other parts of the state government follow suit that means any businesses that catered to those government employees will follow suit as well.

There's already talk and some school districts about having virtual learning for students (post covid) and frankly don't want to come back In. That will most likely be authorized by the state as it was already authorized online education back when governor Patrick was governor.

The easiest and most simplest way of dealing with expensive Boston Housing is to Simply move further from the area. Maybe it's Worcester maybe it's low maybe it's Quincy excetera. Is always been an accident that a New York City and it's a Bergen County The Wall Street Journal just reported on that. People have the same views of Manhattan skyline but from the other side of the river and at a much lower cost. They didn't leave the country and they didn't even leave the time zone.
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