1.13.2010

[bremerton vs. dallas]

mike and i have been tossing around the idea of moving so i've been house hunting in both dallas and bremerton, checking out the market in both areas.  after a few weeks of this, i'm amazed at the HUGE difference between what $240,000 will buy you in washington and what the same amount will get you in texas.  we're talking HUGE difference...

for example, dallas:   $243,000







bremerton:  $260,000




this is a pretty standard comparison.  i've seen 100 houses that look like these on craigslist for both cities.  and i'm not saying dallas is any better or worse of a place to live... i'm just saying houses are WAY cheaper.  you can get a house on almost 10 acres with a pool that looks like paradise for what you pay for an "investment" (meaning you'll put another $100,000 into repairs on it) here in bremerton.

i just wish i could teleport myself down to dallas to see the pool that looks like paradise in person.


3 comments:

Richard said...

NO WAY!
I miss WA SO MUCH!
But yes... WAY cheaper down South.
Whatever you guys do... the best of luck to you!

Katie said...

Umm... so why haven't you started packing yet???

Jen said...

Boise is the same way...soooo cheap. too bad i have no interest in actually buying a house here.

WA house prices terrify me, I guess it will be a few more years before we own one!

Good luck house hunting (p.s. do not move away!)