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View Poll Results: How much do you pay for housing (mortgage or rent) per month?
$200 or less 10 2.09%
$200-$300 10 2.09%
$300-$400 8 1.67%
$400-$500 16 3.35%
$500-$600 30 6.28%
$600-$700 42 8.79%
$700-$800 49 10.25%
$800-$900 32 6.69%
$900-$1000 34 7.11%
$1000-$1500 118 24.69%
$1500-$2000 64 13.39%
$2000-$2500 39 8.16%
$2500-$3000 12 2.51%
$3000-$3500 8 1.67%
$3500 or higher 6 1.26%
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#61 of 112 Old 03-16-2008, 04:29 PM
 
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$1100 rent for a smallish 2 br apt in Brooklyn. Only includes heat and hot water. We pay gas and electric. Houses in our neighborhood go for at least $800,000 and 3 br condos for around $480,000...basically we will be in this apartment til we physically cannot fit in anymore!
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$1354.32 in Ottawa, Canada for a 3-bedroom townhouse. Plus water, electricity and gas heat.

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We rent in Chicago for $850 a month. Water and heat included
We got lucky. Our apartment could easily have been rented out for much more giving location and size.
Wow! When I last loved in Chicago 6 years ago I was paying $1200 a month for a 3 bedroom apt in Andersonville. I am not sure where you are but if you are in anything bigger than a studio that is a good deal.

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We live on the western edge of the San Fernando valley, and we were so lucky to buy when we did, in January of 2002. We bought our 4 bd/2 ba. 1600 sq. foot home for $310K, and our mortgage payment (which includes taxes and insurance) is about $2400/mo. Rents for comparable homes around here are going for $2600/mo. right now.
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We're in Northern Cali...need I say more.

We absolutely love the area, but the mortgage is very high. Our house was a steal in our area at $575K, and we pay around $2900 a month for mortgage.
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$300 for a 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment. Middle of nowhere, Ohio.

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$1100 for our mortgage, taxes, and insurance. 2/2 about 1200sf ~ no attic,basement or garage ~ on 1/3 of an acre
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$800 a month for a 2 BR, 2 Bath house that we are renting from DH's parents in Virginia.

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We live rent and utility free in exchange for 50 hours work per month, and yes I do know how lucky we are!
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$730/mo rent in a 1200sf 2bed/1.5bath apartment in an older complex that's in an okay-but-not-stellar suburb of atlanta, georgia. we did sacrifice some shiny-ness to get a decent deal; a comparably-sized but newer apartment in the same area would cost about $100 more per month.

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In southern Japan we pay $1350/mo for a 2 bedroom house.

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$0, our house is paid for.

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In London we're paying £845 a month for our tiny, tiny 1 bedroom rental...that's about $1700 with the current exchange rate. Makes me sick. London is too expensive. I have no idea what we'll do when we need a 2-bedroom in a few years when we have a child.

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$1400/month mortgage repayments plus $126/month council rates. Our insurance is only a couple hundred each year.

ETA: that's for a 3-brm house in Brisbane, Australia, that we paid $235,000 for about 5 years ago.

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$1,025 per month, which includes taxes and insurance. Bought the house ten years ago and it will be paid off in eight years. I still owe $60k on it, but my real estate agent neighbor said she would list it for $140k right now if I wanted to put it on the market, and she said she would have people lined up to buy it. It's a 150+ year old house on just under an acre in a tiny little town where everyone knows everyone else. It's about 3900 square feet of living space. My family lives in about 3000 sq ft of that - four bedroom, two bath, living room, large eat in kitchen, family room, laundry room, and a large room that is just studs and flooring that we don't use - and I rent out a 900 sq ft two bedroom one bath apartment to an 80 something year old lady from our church for $450/month.
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We live in a mobile home but we pay 294.00 a month house payment and then 42.00 house insurance a month. I love it! We are in North Carolina

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We live in a 1bd/1ba apartment in WV for 350/month, that includes water only.

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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...
: And it's so freakin' cold. i don't get it. I am so ready for this winter to be ovah!
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We're in Northern Cali...need I say more.

We absolutely love the area, but the mortgage is very high. Our house was a steal in our area at $575K, and we pay around $2900 a month for mortgage.
At least you have less hideous winters! :

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We pay 255 a month, subsidized in a HUD owned complex. Private fenced in back yard, playgrounds, 3 large bedrooms, storage, water/sewer/trash/groundskeeping included. Market value of this unit is 998 a month.

I also waited close to 4 years on a waiting list for this apartment.

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We're moving to the Seattle area (Redmond or Bellevue), and rent for an apartment is going to be about $1800 - $2000. Ugh!
There are nice places in the Redmond/Kirkland area for under $1500 a month. I have a friend that rents a nice 2 bedroom in Redmond for $1000. Look on Craigslist vs. the Apartment rental book ads and the prices get more reasonable, especially for small independently owned apartment buildings and duplexes. The mega complexes that are new are pricer, in the range you listed.

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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.
Live outside of Chicago in the suburbs, older neighborhood in a 4 bedroom house, full bsmt, 3 full baths large garage and huge yard. Never mind we need to rehab 3 full baths, just put a new kitchen in and still have a ton of work to do to make our home fab. Paid 330K and have a 185K mortgage. Our payment is around 1500K a month and that includes our property tax which is about 5500 bucks a year, insurance etc. We live in an extremely walk to friendly area so our gas is not as crazy as some people. Also if our house wasnt a rehab but brand new with all we have it would be about 500-800K in this neighborhood.

Our first house we bought 11 years ago was 145K. When we sold it last year, we were able to add 145K as the down payment on this house. Funny how that works.

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Ours is about $1200, but that includes mortgage (480), property taxes (350), homeowner's insurance (I think about 75), heat/electric/water (225).

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Our mortgage is 1,824 including taxes and insurance.
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We pay $750 to rent our house in NC.

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In Ohio suburb, about $1250 including taxes and insurance on a 6 year old 3/2.5 with full basement in a very nice neighborhood with great schools. The house is 'updated' but in a very 'builder basic' way. We are (and will be for long time ) customizing to our tastes (already done hardwood, new carpet, laminate in basement, etc. along with paint colors, light fixtures). We still have to update the upstairs bathrooms and kitchen.
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Well I voted 500-600 but that is for our ground rent forcunatly my MIL owns the trailer we live in and we don't pay her rent to live in it. In this area we couldn't get a one bedroom apt for the price we live.

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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.
Wow. What an unhelpful Realtor! I can find houses in the Chicago area for under $200K. They aren't 6 bedroom McMansions with concierge services, but they are single family homes that have dirt you can dig in!

My husband and I are working towards our goal of saving a down payment for such a home right now. We are hoping to have 30K saved in two years, for a little 2 or 3 bedroom Cape Cod over in Bedford Park.
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We just sold our house where we paid $3K/month and are now renting a house that is only $1650/m.

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