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How much is your housing per month?

Poll Results: How much do you pay for housing (mortgage or rent) per month?

 
  • 2% (10)
    $200 or less
  • 2% (10)
    $200-$300
  • 1% (8)
    $300-$400
  • 3% (16)
    $400-$500
  • 6% (30)
    $500-$600
  • 8% (42)
    $600-$700
  • 10% (49)
    $700-$800
  • 6% (32)
    $800-$900
  • 7% (34)
    $900-$1000
  • 24% (118)
    $1000-$1500
  • 13% (64)
    $1500-$2000
  • 8% (39)
    $2000-$2500
  • 2% (12)
    $2500-$3000
  • 1% (8)
    $3000-$3500
  • 1% (6)
    $3500 or higher
478 Total Votes  
post #1 of 112
Thread Starter 
Whether it's mortgage, or rent, or whatever! I'm just curious where we're all at. This is an anonymous poll, and if you don't want to elaborate, no problem.
post #2 of 112
mortgage is $1800 on our $215,000 house. it just appraised for $308,000 5 years after we bought it, though, so that's good. we live in central new mexico.
post #3 of 112
I put $900 to $1000, but that doesn't include our (optional) $50 garage, which makes our rent $1025/month. That's outside of Chicago, IL.
post #4 of 112
PITI + planned savings for house related stuff puts us in the $1500-2000 range. We live in a townhome, with a yard, in Seattle.

No PMI, as we have a mortgage for less than 80% of the value of the house.
post #5 of 112
$991

we bought it for $140,000, likey worth $100,000 more now, as is, give or take. (it needs kitchen/bath remodeling) it is approx. 2300 sqf (4 bedroom, 3 bath)in southern arizona.
post #6 of 112
Boise, Idaho, payment is $625 a month, bought home for $145k, owe $110k.
post #7 of 112
Just signed a lease on a 3BR apartment (top part of a high ranch--bottom is a dr's office) for $1750. It was originally $1800/mo but I talked them down a bit since there's no back yard.

This includes heat and hot water only. Cooking is electric.

This is Long Island, NY, and about the average for an apt of that size. It's in a nice area, so if it had a yard (front or back) it would go for $2000 easily. They're also real picky about the tenants...I had to meet and impress like, 3 people before they'd consider renting. And they checked ALL my references....never had that before.

I'd love to own, but houses in this county average $400k for a "starter" home in an okay neighborhood.
post #8 of 112
Also in Boise, Idaho...paid $230,000 on a house last year and have payments of $1,600/month.
post #9 of 112
We aggressively paid off our mortgage, so luckily we only have property taxes. However if we buy a new house we'll be looking in the $2000-3000/ month range. We live in a high COL area.
post #10 of 112
just rent and not utilities 735 for 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment in portland oregon.
post #11 of 112
We only pay $275 in rent, but that's because my DH is the courtesy officer for the property. Normal rates for our apartment range from $895-$940.
post #12 of 112
So much of what you pay depends on where you live...

We have a very modest, very small, 30 year old house and our mortgage is well over $2,000 a month.

The Northeast is expensive.

I'm quite jealous of all these mortgages that are under $1,000 a month.
post #13 of 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crunchy*VT*Mom View Post
I'm quite jealous of all these mortgages that are under $1,000 a month.
Me too! I can't imagine what it must be like to be able to buy a house for under $200,000. Or even under $400,000...
post #14 of 112
Quote:
I can't imagine what it must be like to be able to buy a house for under $200,000
Me either!

When we first moved here I told the realtor we would like to look at houses in the under $200,000 range and she laughed politely and said: "a HOUSE? for under $200,000? You haven't looked at housing up here before have you?"



We quickly had to change our expectations.
post #15 of 112
I just downsized from a 4 bed, 2.5 bath house I owned with my ex-h that we paid about $1450 a month for into a cozy 2 bed, 1 bath house with just DD and I. The rent is $725 a month.
post #16 of 112
if we had stayed in Arkansas it would be $925 (mortgage). We moved to Oregon a couple months ago, it's $2400 (mortgage). The houses are similar in size and quality. House in AR was on an acre, house in OR is on .13 acres. Utilities are far more expensive here, too.
post #17 of 112
$600 and that includes tax/insurance escrow....
post #18 of 112
The mortgage payment on our house with taxes/insurance/PMI is $517 per month. We have a Equity Loan for our kitchen remodel, though and that is $400 per month for 5 years.
post #19 of 112
$714 including taxes and insurance
post #20 of 112
We pay $836 (jsut P&I) a month for our mortgage on our $147,000 (2200 sq.ft.) home in the 'burbs. We're in Houston and the cost of living is so great. We've got a 4 bed, 2.5 bath in a great neighborhood.

We've also paid $1025 for a nice (1200 sq.ft.) two bedroom apt., and $800 for a safe, clean, but shabby/old (825 sq. ft.) one-bedroom apartment, both right in the city.

I love these comparisons! It's amazing the cost of real estate in some places. Wow! :
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