Originally Posted by organicmidwestmama
i see what you were saying. it still shocks me that anywhere, in usa or canada, the cheapest home to purchase would be 1/2 a million plus. that was my point. id try and get out but im assuming the op was approved for this mortagage so maybe they have a very high income and can afford it.
Chiming in late here. It really is all relative. We moved from Silicon Valley to metro Boston by choice. People here found out we wanted
to move here & their jaws would drop as they asked us why on God's green earth we would want to move someplace so expensive. When we told them that we sold a 2-bedroom 2 bath condo in Silicon Valley, bought a 5-bedroom 2 bath house with a 2-car garage, full (unfinished) basement, on an acre of land and our mortgage was lower
-- they understood. It's expensive here, but it's not as expensive as where we moved from, and it's not as expensive as the DC metro area. In the Silicon Valley, to have even half the house that we bought here, my DH would have had a daily commute that was 2 hours each way. To keep the commute he preferred, it would have cost us 1/2 mil or more.
To the OP -- It sounds like you are feeling much calmer now that you've decided to resell the house. That means it was the right choice! I hope it sells quickly for you, and I hope you find a condo or townhouse that will work much better for you.