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Sunday, June 04, 2006

Fuckin A, I hope I am wrong

OK, so I had lunch today with my girl Karen. Our friends, Cher and Davey, were in town as well so that their son could attend the graduation of the school that he attended when they lived here. They moved for the storm and ended up staying there, blah blah blah. Being that their house in Metairie sustained no damage, they sold it for a sick profit and bought this big pissed off house in H-town. I am happy for them both. However, when I saw this house I just totally assumed that it was way out of my league so I just let it go. Well, they joined Karen and I for lunch today and the talk turned to the housing market in Houston. Turns out that currently in the Houston area (and I am not sure how much area that encompasses) there are over 40 thousand houses listed. 40 fucking thousand. Now, sure, I am positive there are some that are in less than desireable parts of town and perhaps smaller than I need. However, there has to be a FEW that would fit my needs right? Well, sure. However, I comforted myself with the notion that they would absolutely be out of our price range. Um, not so much. I did a quick search on realtor.com when I got home from lunch and I got a hit for over 2000 homes that fit my criteria. I narrowed my search for the house to be at least 4 bedrooms and be on a cul de sac and managed to eke it down to just over 800. 800 fucking houses, people. In the price range that my hubs and I, with the sale of our home, could afford. WHAT. THE. FUCK. I will be really honest. Houston is not my top choice of places to live. I just checked since that is where my friend is. I am so not even checking Dallas, Austin or San Anton because if I find the same fucking thing I am gonna go buck.

Please explain to me again why I am living in this crime infested nightmare of a state.

Oh, because I am stupid?

Right. I forgot.

***UPDATED TO ADD***

I just checked Dallas. Son of a BITCH.

Oh, did I mention these houses have like 1,000 sq feet more than I have now? Um, yeah. Fucking Louisiana.

Elizabeth at 10:40 PM

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at 11:27 PM Blogger TBG said...

I have no idea why prices are so frickin expensive where I am. It totally sucks

 
at 11:35 PM Blogger Cara said...

See, I think Austin prices are absolutely ridiculous. But that's just me and I'm broke.

By the way, MC moved her blog. Email me at cara_75 @ yahoo dot com and I'll hook you up.

 
at 11:55 PM Blogger A taste that's bitter said...

Move to Austin! That would rock!

 
at 7:48 AM Blogger Gracie said...

Houston is cheaper than Louisiana?
No Way! That's just weird. I thought Louisiana was the bottom of the barrel when it came to the real estate market. LOL

 
at 7:50 AM Blogger Jomama said...

The prices out there are unreal. For the past year, my husband has been toying with the idea of moving out there just because of the great houses for the great prices. I'm not hot on the idea, but then I look at those gorgeous houses. . .

 
at 8:23 AM Blogger Lisa said...

Stop. You're going to make me look arent you? TX is one of the places hubs and I would love to move to. Now Im going to have to see what kind of salaries their cops make...

 
at 9:56 AM Blogger Mainline Mom said...

Dude! We are TOTALLY moving to Houston in a few years (or less) for JUST THAT REASON! Cuz it's so damn cheap! Especially compared to Philly where me and TBG live. I could sell my place here (which has escalated like 50K since we moved in a year ago) and build a palace in Houston. Just have to put up with the humidity and traffic. As soon as this baby is born and a few months old (yes, that's my news...but it's a secret on the blog) I'm gonna start househunting down there.

 
at 10:21 AM Blogger hellokittn said...

Dude, I've been wanting to move to San Antonio or Austin for YEARS now. Jeepers! I can *sorta* relate.

 
at 10:53 AM Blogger Tammy said...

Move to Dallas. Now.

 
at 1:22 PM Blogger Nicole said...

Come on Down!!! You're the next contestant on the price is right. Hmm that is interesting. Live on my street- theres a house at the end of the cul de sac-with 4 bdrms and a pool to boot! :)

 
at 4:37 PM Blogger Nap Queen said...

Oh my GOD, move to Austin, move to Austin!!! It IS the most liberal city in Texas AND there is so much to do AND there are cool people like me. I think Austin is more expensive than Dallas or Houston, though. If I had to choose between Dallas and Houston, though, I would go with Houston for sure. At least you're close to the beach. In Dallas, you're just close to Oklahoma, and that's no good.

 
at 4:47 PM Blogger Lucky Lum said...

I could never move to Houston!
but that's just me.

 
at 5:52 PM Blogger Carrie said...

Ignore Lucky, she knows not of what she speaks. Go reread my sister's comment. Not only will the house fit your needs, it's located in a very nice area, nearby a couple other bloggers and the neighbors are always sitting outside drinking in the evening. :) When should we expect you? :)

 
at 11:52 PM Blogger Amy said...

Houston and Dallas are both icky, but y'all have to remember that Nawlins ain't exactly Heaven these days. It had more scary parts that nice parts before that bitch blew through, and now it's even a bigger mess. So, come to Austin *grin*

 
at 1:13 PM Blogger Shell said...

Let me tell you from experience here...Boyfriend lives in Dallas...recently we priced houses there ('cause I'll probably end up there in the long run) and I CRIED. Houses there are RIDICULOUS. You can get a huge new house in Houston in a good neighborhood for the cost of a 20 year old tiny house in Dallas in a so-so neighborhood.

Then we looked on-line in Austin. HO.LEE.SHIT. No thanks. Plus the job market there fluctuates for people in IT and I would be about 20 miles from RELATIVES. I already have that now, why would I move closer to others?

So my conclusion? Move to Houston. You'll have plenty of us blogger babes to keep you company and your mortgage won't kill you. Oh yeah...and the restaurants...PLENTY of restaurants. And good ones.

 
at 11:55 PM Blogger Nessa said...

well, I think you know my opinion on this one - the house next door is for sale and HFD kicks ass...awwwwww - 2 fire wives next door to each other!!! we'd love you long time. And we're technically NOT in Houston and love the convenience of our little town at west, where we DON'T live in a subdivision and have nice big yards and nice big trees...I'm just sayin' - email me yo!!!!

 
at 11:56 PM Blogger Nessa said...

oh, and the Houston area has one of the lowest costs of living in the USA - it's a sellers market right now too, so wait a couple months until it turns - you'll get a better deal :)

 

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