Tuesday, January 01, 2008
The Reality of Real Estate
One of the the things we took note of while were strolling around Solon, IA was how much the houses were. We found 2 houses for sale. The first was a fairly large home (pictured), 2 stories with a basement. It needed some TLC but it looked pretty decent. It was selling for 139K. Just down the street was another home that was much larger. It was a really nice home. It was obvious that a lot of work had gone into it. It was 199K. In Seattle, these homes would cost between 400 - 750K. It's a bit disheartening to know that we could afford a home in Solon, IA (where we have no desire to live) but not in Seattle where we like living and can actually make a living doing what we do.