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FIND YOUR DREAM HOME OR APARTMENT
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about 3% of people could afford to buy a $300,000 house. lower your prices
For some reason, I can't see the slide show. However, I just bought a $350,000 home in Oklahoma. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3700 square feet, on 4 acres of land. The house is NEW CONSTRUCTION -- all the appliances (and everything) is new -- and we have a 1-year warranty on everything (and a 10 year warranty on most things).
Being in Oklahoma, we got hit by some rather large hail one month after we purchased the house -- our insurance company bought us a brand new roof with no money out of our pockets.
Life is good.
You know, the good ol days, you'd buy a piece of land and build on it. Then came manufactured housing, which people bought once they SAVED the money. Not everyone had their own home. But over the years "your own home" became the American dream and something people strived for. Then came loans, then mortgages, making it easier for people to get their "American dream" because they would never be able to save enough to buy one. It was rent-to-own. Then loans became MORE EASY to obtain, playing with that income-to-loan ratio to the extent that ALMOST EVERYONE could get a home.
Nowadays, there's a growing sentiment that many people feel entitled to own a home, not realizing that their grandparents and great grandparents worked as much as humanly possible to buy their home after scrimping and saving for many years. Forget all that now. Many people EXPECT a home, but god forbid they have to toss their cell phone data plan or drop HBO from their cable lineup to do it.
Sometimes, it's not a question of money that keeps people from affording a home, it is their priorities.
Pearland, Texas is a great area to live. Excellent area to raise children; their public school system, in my humble opinion is of the highest standards. It is a fast growing city and real estate cost are reasonable and very affordable. You get a big bang for your buck. And last but not least, it is a multi-racial community and its residents are warm, friendly, cordial and welcoming. You need to visit this texas jewel and see for your selves.