Consider a Cheaper Part of the Country (229/365)
Sarah and I have relatives and friends spread all across the country: Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, Boston, New York. We have friends that live in cities, friends that live in the suburbs, and friends that live out in the country.
One thing were often amazed by is how drastically different the prices are for homes in those various areas. We have friends that own a 2,500 square foot home on dozens of acres who paid less for their home than another friend who owns a two bedroom home with less than 1,000 square feet on a lot thats barely bigger than their house.
The difference is the part of the country that theyre living in. Some areas are drastically less expensive than others without really giving up any of the qualities that Sarah and I value.
Heres a simple example. Go to your... [via The Simple Dollar]