reppstripes wrote: »
Mahal talaga sa Bay Area. Iyang $80,000/Year, that's before tax. Magkano after tax? Depende sa state but in more expensive states like California or NY you'd be lucky if you take home $60,000/Year. Subtract cost of living, baka 50 years na hindi mo pa maipon iyang 800K Kaya sa US, dapat nagkakayod ang tatay at nanay. Maka 80K+80K ka lang na household income plus one or two children ok na for middle class. Hindi pwedeng house-band or house-wife yung isa kundi mas mahirap pa buhay mo doon kaysa dito.
mcgirl04 wrote: »
Eto na ang middle class sa Bay Area:
Lower middle class $440K condohttps://ap.rdcpix.com/2063805668/614a8cadf1444cdd2e5b9505332d8ebel-m0xd-w1020_h770_q80.jpg
Household income of $150k a year is not enough for a decent home. Minimum is $240K so you can come up with 20% down payment on a $800k house, pay the mortgage for the next 30 years, and property taxes for as long as you own that property.
Household income of $80k a year for 3 is considered low income and you can qualify for government subsidies.
mcgirl04 wrote: »
Nice... pag nag decide kaming umalis sa Bay Area lipat kami dyan... lol
Kent_21O wrote: »
Bought this house for 280K (listed as 290K) in a nice and established neighborhood here. I like the new master planned communities in the suburbs but it is just too far from me and you have to drive 40mins to 1 hour to get to the city. House are much cheaper there .
In my current house location, I can be to 2 mini downtowns, 1 college town, 1 major downtown in less than 15 minutes. And my location is right on the Asian corridor (not a Chinatown) where most asian markets and restaurants are situated.
It has 4BR, 2.5bath and a 2-port garage. 7000 sqft lot and 1800sqft livable area.
Google Street View:http://i.imgur.com/HWwSTTMl.png
kittenz wrote: »
This is how I see myself