Originally Posted by rockymtnchief
This was a huge determining factor for me.
Wages for my trade in Montana are equal to and sometimes higher than in New York, California, etc...
My 4 bedroom/3 bath/double garage house on a corner lot cost me $157,000. Watching the HGTV channel, I see young couples in bigger cities buying less home for 2x-3x as much.
It's insane what people pay for housing in the heavily populated areas. I see those shows and it boggles my mind how little house you get for dang near a million dollars in those "desirable" locations.
My house would be well over a million in many areas of the country, but here in Overland Park it cost us just over 200K.