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I could live here for the same payment!

June 26th, 2015 at 08:58 am

Even factoring 11K in property taxes (not too big comparing to other towns), we could own this and pay exactly the same monthly payment as we do for our junior 4 (that means 1.5 bedroom) apartment in Bronx.


However, the commute would be a killer. When they say 2 hours, it is never actually 2 hours(that's each way), it is the most optimistic estimate that could ideally be achieved when all variables fall into place perfectly. So with current jobs it is not an option. If we had jobs where we would only have to go in 3 days a week or less, this could be a contender.

I have co-workers that commute 4-5 hours per day because they want to live in a house. Can't think it is a great idea when you have children though. I would never see my son, and wouldn't be home even to pick him up from the longest after school program. Frown

It is nice to fantasize for few minutes about having that much space!

5 Responses to “I could live here for the same payment!”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    What a beautiful home. Too bad the commute is so long.

  2. Liz Says:

    Unfortunately, there's no chance that the commute from Athens will be 2 hours, nor would it be cheap. My grandfather lived close by and it took us about 2 - 2.5 hours to drive there from the Bronx. It's a beautiful area, though.

  3. snafu Says:

    It's the choices we make...You could live in our city, population 1.1 m, and live in a gorgeous Mc Mansion, 4 + 1 bdrm, 3.5 bthrm, cheap taxes, excellent schools, free medical, 40 minute commute [dwntwn], low crime BUT

    You'd be bored out of your mind, hate restaurants, go mad with horrid, imported food, likely ROFLOL at cowboys, and cope with ghastly weather, negative 30, wind chill minus 90, skin will freeze in under 2 minutes. Car tires freeze square. and you 'thunk' down the road wondering if you have a flat tire. If you slide off the icy road, all the drivers will hop out of their cars and pull you out of the ditch...very co operative, very friendly

  4. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    What a beautiful house. Simply lovely.

  5. tabs Says:

    The property tax alone is boggling my mind right now. I know it's NYC but still....

    That said, the property looks amazing, and I can see why they would be charging that much.

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