Spam prevention
Rainmaker
915,898
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Changed my address.

Becoming 'HOUSE POOR' is a precarious perch on a house of cards.

In the end I came to realize those occupying my childhood hometown were no longer people I could call 'my peeps."

Time changes things, not always for the better.

The good news is, no one has to listen to me begin...."I remember when this was a two line road ........"

Nov 17, 2017 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
5,767,466
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Virgie,

I am not planning to move back to Beirut, Lebanon.  LOL

Nov 17, 2017 07:59 AM
Rainmaker
945,676
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Not priced out . . . blighted out. Where I grew up was so rural and idyllic . . . now it is a chaotic mess. Handled it by moving to a rural and idyllic place a few hundred miles away. 

Nov 17, 2017 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
2,066,224
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Nope

Sep 29, 2018 02:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,598,130
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No

Sep 29, 2018 02:39 PM
Ambassador
4,553,380
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Since I don't have a childhood hometown (Air Force child), I never thought of that!

I've been in Charlotte all of my adult life and if I were priced out of here, I'd probably find something in the suburbs that is more affordable. Good luck with whatever you decide to do, Virgie.

Nov 17, 2017 04:24 PM
Rainmaker
2,154,002
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I moved away from New York many years ago.  

Nov 17, 2017 07:51 AM
Rainmaker
4,568,185
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Many places where I have lived are outside my comfort range these days! And, I have no desire to live in any of those places! 

Nov 17, 2017 07:03 AM
Rainmaker
4,351,300
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

My hometown is in such decline if I went back I would be "Master of the house, doling out the charm Ready with a handshake and an open palm".

Nov 17, 2017 06:46 AM
Rainmaker
3,384,740
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have not, and not sure how i would react. 

Nov 17, 2017 06:17 AM
Rainmaker
408,340
Julie A. Black
KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist - Kapaa, HI
CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker

Being priced out on Kauai is a major problem. Luckliy my husband and I invested so our children will always have a place to call home.

Nov 17, 2017 02:22 PM
Ambassador
1,014,478
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I grew up in the hood, so thankfully I don't think I'd ever have trouble buying there

Nov 17, 2017 12:32 PM
Rainmaker
1,766,686
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Well I don't think my childhood home is in such a great neighborhood any longer. In fact, the people that my parents sold to went into foreclosure & I did not tell them. I was afraid they would buy back the house! 

They held it in high esteem & to be honest it was a piece of junk for today's standards.

Nov 17, 2017 10:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,430,371
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Nope, but it happens.  Just means you have to get the skills to be worth enough to an employer to earn enough to live there.

Nov 17, 2017 09:15 AM
Rainer
326,987
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

Yep, moved for college and knew that I wouldn't be able to afford to move back. The prices were/are rediculous. We were able to buy our first home while in college and my friends that still lived in the area couldn't buy until they were in their 30s with 2 income streams.

 

Nov 17, 2017 08:57 AM
Rainmaker
5,580,884
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that happens all the time in my town....and they are sold a home in an nearby town.... 

Nov 17, 2017 08:20 AM
Rainmaker
539,589
Steven Nickens
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Not priced out, just left after finishing high school.

 
Nov 17, 2017 08:02 AM
Ambassador
1,900,972
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I probably couldn't even afford the land my childhood house sat on in Portland, Oregon.

Nov 17, 2017 07:34 AM
Ambassador
3,158,329
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I would not want to live where I grew up.  I have no idea what the home prices are ... I am sure they are more than I could afford to buy.

Nov 17, 2017 07:11 AM
Rainmaker
4,491,440
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Prices in New York City are obscene and I couldn't afford to buy what I sold for $1 million 20 years ago... it's worth at least 3 times that now. But I live in Charlotte now and don't worry about affording NYC.

Nov 17, 2017 06:19 AM
Ambassador
4,316,215
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Very unlikely to be there again.

Sep 16, 2018 11:35 PM
Rainmaker
5,324,726
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Not yet, but our home values in Denver are soaring! 

Nov 21, 2017 07:46 AM
Rainmaker
849,352
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes; live elsewhere...

Nov 19, 2017 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,732
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I left.

Nov 18, 2017 05:54 AM
Rainer
358,239
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Not out of the hometown, but the incomes have not kept up with the property increases, in my opinion. I do live in a fairly affordable area. The hardest pill for me to swallow is thinking about what some of the homes sold for when I was a kid and how much they are now. I think the best way to handle it is to find what is closest to where you want to be that you can be happy with.

Nov 18, 2017 02:47 AM
Rainmaker
3,070,984
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

I'm sure someone has...but not us...

Nov 18, 2017 02:34 AM
Rainmaker
634,382
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

It is common here on Kauai where local kids struggle to afford a home for their young families. Often the temporary fix is to share space with relatives, save more for a down payment and then wait for a low in the market to snatch a good deal on a house.

Nov 18, 2017 12:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,558,508
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Since I lived in a different country, I do not have any plans to go back. 

Nov 17, 2017 11:58 PM
Ambassador
5,753,642
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No, but I have moved onto new places long ago.

Nov 17, 2017 11:49 PM
Ambassador
3,077,230
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I can't imagine that could ever happen in my little town

Nov 17, 2017 09:58 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, I just moved on

Nov 17, 2017 08:13 PM
Rainmaker
1,357,642
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Many of my Bay Area friends had this happen to them, they moved to the East Bay and then Sacramento. We couldn't move back at this point, nor would we want to; San Diego is home until somewhere new calls for us.

Nov 17, 2017 06:47 PM
Ambassador
3,987,010
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I wasn't priced out, I moved by choice.

Nov 17, 2017 06:17 PM
Ambassador
2,608,498
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Last time my childhood home was on the market, the price was $600K

     My cousins, brother, sister and I on the front porch, Venice Florida 1960-something.

Venice, Florida

     

Nov 17, 2017 04:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,183,950
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

NYC

Can not afford it today.

Nov 17, 2017 08:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,708,245
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No, but my childhood home became a HUD repo many years later and I wish I would have bought it.

Nov 17, 2017 08:09 AM
Rainmaker
7,037,313
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope. We moved for other reasons.

Nov 17, 2017 08:08 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Nov 17, 2017 07:19 AM
Rainmaker
2,691,332
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Still processing it all. My old haunts is million dollar plus homes now

Nov 17, 2017 07:00 AM