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Jul 20, 2009 2:39PM
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faraway look, I read your comment and I understood it. You made a valid point, and a poignant one as well.

 

Reasonableintelligence, your screen name fits you. So would Kindandfair. Thank you for your comment.

 

Poorbutgettingby: So you do freelance writing online and you "...don't put much faith in what an literate (italics mine) person says..." Are we to assume the opposite then? Or did you perhaps fire your proofreader who could have been either guilt mama, who said "Thank you for notiocing bad grammer!!  The world is full of it and having been a proof reader, it just drives me crazy!", or scottyb1  who takes "a few precious moments... in my day to read comments like all of yours attached to an articel and to my dismay, I can't believe how few people in this country can get a point across succinctly, in proper english and type..." scottyb1 also claims to have "...spelled article wrong to make a point!!!"

 

To those I have sent up: I love all of you in and through the grace of God. Let’s be kind to one another.

 

Finally, to MSN.com, your real estate section, and your partners thereof to whom you cater: This stale article reads like a bad fantasy. The wizard is obviously still hiding behind the curtain and trying to push dreams in hopes of obscuring reality in order to make a buck when believers click on your ads. Listen here! People are losing their jobs, their savings and their homes. Some are even losing their lives through acts of desperation. People are hurting – hurting real bad – all across this Nation. How dare you present such an irreverent topic, totally lacking in empathy, as this? Shame on you!

 

 

May 29, 2009 9:24PM
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I find it so funny that Honolulu is never in these things... Try looking for a place here in Honolulu and you might be able to get a studio apartment for $200,000!
May 29, 2009 7:18PM
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I speak English... don't understand Ebonics... or should I say Obamics.... someone translate please....
May 29, 2009 4:55PM
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Even at $200000, you really can't get much in Toronto - even in a bad part of the city.  Condo's are still going for over $2 million+ at the Trump, Ritz-Carlton, Shangri-La & Four Season's developments in the Downtown Core.  All buildings range in height from 53 to 65 storeys.  I remember recently seeing a postage stamp of a house in Little Italy (St. Clair Ave. West and Dufferin St.) for about $200k - it was no more than 300~400 sq. ft on a 12' wide lot in a back alley - this is not a good neighbourhood - I went to school in that area when I was a kid!
May 29, 2009 4:32PM
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This makes me laugh and cry at the same time. $200,000?? Here in westchester county NY and the surrounding areas, $200k wont buy you squat. Try a minimum of $350k and taxes upwards of $10k+ for a starter fixer upper. Mind you those houses will be on .5 acre or less. A one acre lot boha will set you back at least $200k alone. Be thankful for where all of you live.
May 29, 2009 3:59PM
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ma pizdelor bete... daca nu avetzi nimica mai bunde facut, facetzi ceva mincare... ca lasagna de la jewel nu-i buna... toata ziua numai statzi sa frecatz cariciu pe net in loc sa facetzi ceva util... si de aia moare si economia... bucatzi de kkt ce suntetzi...
May 29, 2009 2:40PM
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Here in OKC you can still get a good amount of house and land for about $150,000.00 . And 7 years ago I bought a home in RI for $ 115,000.00 and 5 years later sold it for $280,00.00 it is unfortunate that the market has gone bad and the economy stinks but here is the thing we can't blame anyone but ourselvesSad it is the fast food,  fast service,  have to have it all and have to have it all now package that us Americans have come a custom to.

I have a credit card with a 9.99% they sent me a letter saying that it was going up it to 16.99% as of April 15th and it would be affective June 1st (I recieved it in the mail on May 13th. I disputed it and was told the only way it would not go up was to cancel it SO YOU CAN BET I Did .Been a great customer low balance kept on card and never missed a payment. That is greed and unfortunately that is what drives America .Just one mans opinion Thanks

May 29, 2009 2:07PM
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Give me a break.

Here in Hawaii you can buy a condo for $215,000 and look at the water, not Boston.

May 29, 2009 1:21PM
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I bought a tent for $49.00 sleeps three.  It comes equipped with three windows and a double pane french door.  I opted for a green and black two tone color for the camo appearance. It is similar to a  mobile home, all I have to do is place it on the back of my bike and I can live anywhere.  Economy can rise or fall but my house still stands and best of all, I only paid a one time tax fee on it for $2.93, never again will I have to pay taxes.  Maintenance on it is cheap also. 
May 29, 2009 12:51PM
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You think the South is cheap, try Michigan! For $200K we can get you 2 houses (but no job)
May 29, 2009 12:33PM
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By the way....I spelled article wrong to make a point!!!Open-mouthed
May 29, 2009 12:32PM
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I take a few precious moments (a break) in my day to read comments like all of yours attached to an articel and to my dismay, I can't believe how few people in this country can get a point across succinctly, in proper english and type. The level of interest in education in our "free" country has dwindled. Oh well. I guess it's true; Americans with all their wealth, have really slipped and fallen into the world melting pot of ignorance, greed and carelessness.
May 29, 2009 12:15PM
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I support vegasgirl123, although I'm sure farawaylook meant well.

And yeah...some of his statements didn't make a whole lotta' sense.

 

He was just careless, or clueless.

May 29, 2009 8:31AM
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I bought a 10 year old house in great shape, 4,200 sq. ft. including a finished basement, on an acre lot for $175,000.  Granted, this is not in a big city, but it is in a suburb of a very large city...close enough to drive to anything I want.  It is hard for me to fathom having to pay over $200,000 for the places on these slides.  Makes me glad I live in the south.
May 29, 2009 8:26AM
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Corbin writes: "...give Obama a chance he has not even been in office for 4 months let alone Bushes 8 years."
 
Oh please, we did not have eight years of misery, we had the last two which was when Nancy met Harry in the capital and they started terrorizing the tax payers. Don't forget all of the blocks they put up when others tried to call for the reigning in of Fannie and Freddie. I bet you think Obama is fixing things. You hear him saying the economy is recovering yesterday while news of unemployment, auto makers bankruptcies, etc. is being reported. Stop drinking his and the Democrat's Cool-Aid.
May 29, 2009 8:23AM
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Assuming Faraway Look may be an immigrant from another country,this is one reason there were so many bad loans made by mortgage banks. If you can't put your thoughts into legible English, how can you possibly read and understand the pitfalls of getting a home mortgage?
May 29, 2009 7:25AM
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Anyone notice that the title of this article is "How much house will $200,000 buy?"  With the exception of the house in LA, none of the houses could be bought for $200,000.  This is just another example of the "fuzzy math" we have been conditioned to accept from our "experts."
May 29, 2009 7:14AM
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I bought a 2500 sq ft 4 bdrm, 2 full bath, fireplace, pool, remodeled beautiful home...on a private lake with full time security and it's own fire station, private golf courses, tennis courts...my home is on a 2-acre lot...and has a pool house that is the size of an apartment with another full kitchen and bath.... 200,000 dollars for everything and I can rent out the poolhouse for xtra income....just 1 hour north of dallas tx.  These prices are ridiculous in the rest of America.   I'm incredibly happy here and only 27 years old.  I'm a single female who can afford everything on my own for now;)  Best of luck home buyers...move to Texas....it's actually very fun here.  I lived in korea and Italy for years but I still love Texas. muah!
May 29, 2009 7:00AM
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I LIVE IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF NEW MEXICO, (AND YES WE ARE PART OF THE UNITED STATES).  I JUST BUILT ME A HOME ON 4 ACRES OF LAND, 5 BEDROOM, 4 BATHE, AND 2 BIG COVERED PORCHES.  I SPENT $50,000.00 ON THE LAND AND THE REST ON THE HOUSE.  IN ALL I HAVE INVESTED $250,000.00, AND BEFORE I BROKE GROUND IT APPRAISED AT $405,000.00.  NOT BAD FOR THE SOUTHWEST.  OH YEAH, I AM 15 MINUTES AWAY FROM THE GOLF COURSE, AND I CAN HAVE HORSES AND DOGS.  HAA!!!
May 29, 2009 6:16AM
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It is not so much the cost of a house, rather how much are the taxes and can you afford to pay that amount for the rest of your life. Houses (mortgages) can be paid off in time, but the taxes are forever. People should really look at this before buying a "good deal" house. I  lived in New Jersey for 19 years and paid (at the end of my 19 years) $12,000.00 a year taxes. That's $1000.00 a month people. That's a new mortgage. That's why I now live in Delaware.
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