- Aug 22, 2005
Well lets see if the average piece of property is around $300,000(very low estimate) and I nor my sisters and friends are making over $50,000(high estimate) before we pay taxes bills buy gasoline and so on.(I think SJ and many others just had a thread on this if you want all the correct information, this topic has been beaten to death) This means we can not afford to buy a home in south walton. You say why not rent? IT is rediculous(sp.) for us to waste about $1,000 a month on something we will get no return out of. In my particular case when I graduated highschool i went to niceville for school then left niceville trying to make it back into south waltonand lived in a run down trailor with roomates. That was not working and I could not afford to rent a place on my own. So I moved to Port St. Joe where I could still afford to buy my home.
If that's the case you weren't forced out. The rent vs. buy argument has been made, so I don't have to address that. When attempting to make an ad antiquitatem argument, you threw a red herring and said that you were forced out when you never lived in the area on your own to begin with. Children who grew up in Mountain Brook, Buckhead, and other wealthier areas can't afford to buy a house where they grew up for many years out of school, if ever. There are legitimate arguments to be made on affordable housing, but they should at least be made honestly.