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Lives of Doctor Wives: Poll - How much do you pay for rent/mortgage?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Poll - How much do you pay for rent/mortgage?

Happy voting!



Blogger BakerGirl said...

How is wish I paid less but that's NY for you!

September 20, 2010 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Melisa said...

I'm in the same boat here in Philly. Almost makes me cry to think of the big, beautiful house I left behind at the same price...

September 20, 2010 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger BakerGirl said...

We're in a studio and I doubt we'll move in the next 3 years! I just can bear to pay more...

September 20, 2010 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger EthidiumBromide said...

I am pretty sure anywhere I move to will be cheaper than here... $1775/month for a 680 square foot one bedroom condo. My husband lives in Philly and pays MUCH less in rent so at least I know we'll get far more for our money when we're both living up there together...

September 20, 2010 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger annoyed army wife said...

The only thing I miss about our Texas house was the rent. $1000 for a 4 bedroom brand new house.

September 20, 2010 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger K said...

I love my studio apartment in queens because of the area. $1200/month, though :(

September 20, 2010 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

We pay $1375 for a 1700 sq ft 3-bedroom on a golf course. We'll be moving in April for rotations though. I'll be sad to leave, but my mom's best friend is offering her house for rent. It's a 2700 sq ft. 4-bedroom with a pool on an acre lot and she's going to rent it to us for cheap. Like under $1000 cheap!!

September 20, 2010 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger Amanda E. said...

We live in a townhome built in 2003 in downtown Indianapolis. It is a 2 bedroom/1.5 bathroom with a 3rd story large loft area, a total of 1700 sq. ft. Indy is SUCH a cheap place when it comes to real estate. We have private financing and pay a grand total of $620/month (principal & interest only)!!

September 20, 2010 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger BakerGirl said...

Man, everyone's getting so specific... I'm hesitant to share what we pay for what we have because it's SO ridiculous!

Here goes nothing!

We pay 1321 for a 550 square foot studio apartment in an area just outside the city. It's a wealthy area so it's city prices but it's also a very safe area so we pay more for peace of mind I suppose. That and we have one car and it's one of the few areas I can live life without a car since the husband rotates through several hospitals all over NYC and Long Island.

I can't imagine paying more just for a wall to call a bedroom.

I've also looked into real estate here and a 2 bedroom apartment runs around 500,000.

We won't be buying in the next 3 1/2 years.

September 21, 2010 at 12:57 AM  
Blogger Kathi the wingspouse said...

I miss our Kentucky home. Housing was cheap and weather greaaat. We bought a nice 5bed/3.5bath home with a HUGE pool and landscaped yard for $262k.

September 21, 2010 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Bigger does not always mean better.

We paid less in our old state but it was a wonderful town in the mountains with lots to do and beautiful views. Our place for med school is bigger and actually has a yard but I'd take a smaller place in a more desirable city any day.

A big house gets lonely during away rotations :(

September 21, 2010 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

We live in CA, bay area. We pay $1495 a month for a 3 bed/2 bath w/garage. Very spacious. It's so much more than our former apartment in the central valley where we paid $750 a month for a spacious 2 bed/1 1/2 bath!

September 21, 2010 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger TheFamousStacie said...

We just jumped from out ghetto house at $1050 per mo. To our fancy big Gated condo at $1400.

Free water and sewer though, no extra storage unit to pay for and free lawn care. Comes out pretty close to even.

It's Florida, near the beach, so it's all pretty spendy!

September 22, 2010 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Keely said...

This is my favorite post ever. I always feel like we are the only ones getting robbed blind. Last year we got a "deal" on a 2 br, 700 sq ft apartment at $1,656. Then when our 12 months was up they said we had to pay the normal price of $2,300. Are they on drugs??? We could hardly eat with the rent as is.

When we moved we gotreally lucky. We are paying $1,100 for a tiny little place. I'm pretty sure we live in the cheapest place in a 30 mile radius. It's small, old, and quarky...but it's in a great little town and I can afford to buy a shirt from TJMax every now and then without blowing the budget.

Westchester County for you. Yuck. I long for match day when it says "some place cheap" but you know it's going to say "Manhattan, the one place more expensive than where you are now."

Thanks for making me feel a little less like the only person in the world be robbed monthly.

September 22, 2010 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Keely said...

Oh...and Baker Girl- we looked in to buying in this area and even if you can afford the home the property taxes are out of this world. My aunt lives 20 minutes away and pays $12k a year in taxes alone.

September 22, 2010 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

We built our house here in rural/suburban North Fort Worth, TX when Ben started med school at TCOM so we are starting our 4th year in it. We pay $1200+ for a 3000 sq feet, 2 story 4brdm/2.5 bath, very generic, nothing customized house with a cul-de-sac lot.

However, I pay our mortgage and most of our bills with the money I bring in from my home preschool. Plus, I have the added relief of not having to pay for child care for our 2 boys.

We may be staying here for Residency. I hope this happens because we can stay in our house until (hopefully) the market improves. I think we won't make much profit when we sell because the housing market here is REALLY bad. There are at least 10 houses for sale or being foreclosed on in my neighborhood right now.

I feel a little guilty because we don't struggle as hard as other med student families do, but it is just that things aren't as expensive here, my job fits our situtaion very well, and we still qualify for government assistance, so that helps a LOT!!

September 22, 2010 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger marcy said...

we pay $1,300/month in rent includes yard care/snow removal. Doesn't include utilities. 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath around 1500 sq feet. 1 car garage. Living in Pennsylvania everything is kind of pricey unless you want to live in the scary neighborhoods.

September 22, 2010 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

We have a house that we weren't able to sell when we moved for fellowship. So now we're paying mortgage AND rent (in an extremely high COL area...). Now that our tenants have moved out, I can say that we're paying >$4000... Sigh.

September 22, 2010 at 10:50 PM  
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September 23, 2010 at 11:14 AM  

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