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Mar 19, 2013 22:06 |  #6436

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When i watch HGTV and i see these palatial mansions in Texas for $220k and the people are complaining it's too expensive, i want to hop through the TV and smack them. But then, there are always two sides to a coin right? Those Condos in Manhattan that are 750 sq ft that people pay $2000. a month for... i guess someone else always has it worse.

Your salary here is probably double what an average Texan makes.

I get upset when I look at my brother's house back in Des Moines and realizes his mortgage on 8800 sq. feet is less than half of what we pay for a one bedroom apt in Central Square.

But then I realize... he's stuck in Iowa.


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Mar 20, 2013 00:59 |  #6437

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he's stuck in Iowa.

Yuck.


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Mar 20, 2013 07:36 |  #6438

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That would be livin' the dream, an hour outside of D.C, three hours out of Virginia Beach, five hours from the Outer Banks.

We got Scott's boat.

sansational wrote in post #15734335 (external link)
Your salary here is probably double what an average Texan makes.

Except, I don't think Brendan is salaried. He has to fight for business, right? I think the wedding market in Texas is probably less competitive than it is here in Boston... he seems to travel aplenty so he has nonlocal business opportunities. Thing is... would he want to raise his kid among bullhorned Texans?

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i work for the state of mass, so as much as i'd love to move to arizona or north carolina or something along those lines, it just aint gonna happen. lol.

I used to work for the Commonwealth. I think we're both young enough not to benefit from older pension rules. With only 7 1/2 years, I never even vested. That aside, I know a bunch of state workers who retired and moved down to NC or FL.


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Mar 20, 2013 08:11 |  #6439

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Don't even get me started on home costs here in Massachusetts, specifically inside of 128. I realize we were looking in Milton/Quincy/Dorchest​er and they are direct suburbs of a major city - Boston. I get that. I know we will be paying more than say Lee, Massachusetts. Obviously.

When i watch HGTV and i see these palatial mansions in Texas for $220k and the people are complaining it's too expensive, i want to hop through the TV and smack them. But then, there are always two sides to a coin right? Those Condos in Manhattan that are 750 sq ft that people pay $2000. a month for... i guess someone else always has it worse.

But still, house prices here are ridiculous. I appreciate that my wife and i have jobs and being so close to a major city will ensure that will remain the case. But the price you pay sometimes is insurmountable to the return.

The worst part is that everything is expensive. House work, hiring contractors, landscaping... it doesn't end.

Since we've moved it's been raining and snowing non-stop every week. Looking forward t enjoying the house in the summer, so that i don't have such a gloomy outlook like i do, particularly on days like today.

Grrrr.

It's absolute torture whenever I visit my gf's family down in Houston. First time I saw her mother's place I guessed it was around $600k EASILY. Nope - something ridiculous like $130k. The infrastructure and efficiency down there blows anything around here out of the water. And the roads......oh, the sweet heavenly roads down there. So smooth and perfect.


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Mar 20, 2013 09:45 |  #6440

adamsheehy wrote in post #15735364 (external link)
It's absolute torture whenever I visit my gf's family down in Houston. First time I saw her mother's place I guessed it was around $600k EASILY. Nope - something ridiculous like $130k. The infrastructure and efficiency down there blows anything around here out of the water. And the roads......oh, the sweet heavenly roads down there. So smooth and perfect.

You have to understand how young these cities are compared to Boston, they had time to see how other municipalities effed up and learned from their mistakes

As for the roads simple as no snow and no salt, lucky punks don't have to deal with the yearly mess we deal with




  
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Mar 20, 2013 09:53 |  #6441

anything from VA south is nice smooth roads, with full working catseyes, oh and drivers know how to drive (in the dry at least).

give them 1" of snow and they are ****ed :D


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Mar 20, 2013 11:31 |  #6442

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You have to understand how young these cities are compared to Boston, they had time to see how other municipalities effed up and learned from their mistakes

As for the roads simple as no snow and no salt, lucky punks don't have to deal with the yearly mess we deal with

Of course I understand the differences, but it doesn't make it any less tortuous.


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Mar 20, 2013 14:18 as a reply to  @ adamsheehy's post |  #6443

even southern maryland is relatively flat land. southeast of DC, the entire area is farming, huge swaths of land, century old farm houses...etc...




  
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Mar 20, 2013 14:24 |  #6444

but then you're south of the Mason-Dixon line...


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Mar 20, 2013 15:06 |  #6445

oof.
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$14 bucks an hour.


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Mar 20, 2013 15:08 |  #6446

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Anybody know what a good Canon body that i can pick up used in the $500 - $800. range may be?

not sure if you are still looking, but a friend just passed on a craigslist link to a 5D2 for $900.


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Mar 20, 2013 15:08 |  #6447

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oof.
Median salary: $29,130


$14 bucks an hour.

That's why you don't take a staff position :)


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Mar 20, 2013 15:19 |  #6448

Speaking of ouch....

Bent the front threads on my 70-200:

DESCRIPTION UNIT PRICE QTY ADJUSTMENTS LINE TOTAL
Out Of Warranty Major Labor Charge $359.00 1 $359.00
CPS Gold Labor (30%) 1 $107.70 ($107.70)
CPS Gold Shipping / Handling 1 $27.00 ($27.00)
Standard Overnight Shipping & Handling $27.00 1 $27.00

TOTAL ADJUSTMENTS
SUBTOTAL
SALES TAX
TOTAL
PAYMENT
BALANCE $251.30




  
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Mar 20, 2013 15:49 |  #6449

narlus wrote in post #15736707 (external link)
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$14 bucks an hour.

Wow, that's entry level salary in Des Moines.


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Mar 20, 2013 16:00 |  #6450

sansational wrote in post #15736855 (external link)
Wow, that's entry level salary in Des Moines.

Yeah....not really a fair number to be honest...a certain newspaper in Boston pays their full timers around 70K a year + benefits....but still...worth more to stay not tied down to anyone.


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