home sweet holycrapitcostshowmuch?

8 Nov

so, we’re in the market to buy a house here in phoenix. you’d think that would be easy enough, right? well, i hat to say it, but you’d be wrong.

we want to live in an area called arcadia. if you know phoenix, this is north east phoenix, just next to south western scottsdale. our girls go to school in the scottsdale school district and we like it. we want them to stay there, which really isn’t a problem because once they’re in, they’re in. (wink, wink. {i have no idea what that means.})

now, all over the valley, prices have been plummeting and we could find a really great and really inexpensive house if we wanted to commute, but we don’t want to commute. we’re not into it and we’ll be paying for it in a house instead of time and gas money. it’s a trade off, see? but not an easy one to swallow.

we sold a beautiful 2 story, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, walk-out basement house in st. louis for $270k-ish. if we wanted to buy that same house here, we’d pay $750k MINIMUM! it’s ridiculous, is what it is. we will not be buying a house for anywhere near $750k, so we have to decide if we want to wait it out and hope prices continue to drop or move to the suburbs.

i got nothing against the suburbs, i just don’t wanna live there.

woe is me.

there are worse problems to have, I KNOW, but i can still complain.


2 Responses to “home sweet holycrapitcostshowmuch?”

  1. Kadri November 9, 2009 at 5:01 am #

    Suburbs are no no. So stay where you are:))))

  2. Sarah Jackson November 8, 2009 at 10:07 pm #

    I vote wait. But you know my position on it. I won’t move to the ‘burbs either, so I’ll happily keep renting in Arcadia until we’re really ready to buy. Settle in where you are, let the down payment funds earn some interest (rather than stick them into a depreciating house) and wait until find what you want and can afford.

    Plus, I don’t want you moving 20 miles away. I like you where you are. xoxo.

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