for example, dallas: $243,000
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.