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- April 23, 2003 at 2:55 pm #252053
where do you live in wi? my husband is from pepin, which is a tourist
city, very much so!!! the “rich and elite” people from minneapolis
flock to pepin to buy up properties , thus raising the property value
and cost sky high. it is gorgeous in pepin, even making
fodor’s “scenic route” books. my hubsnad and i would love to move to
pepin to be close to his family, but we cannot afford it. we would
have to buy a small house in a neighboring town or even in buffalo
co, vs pepin. then you have the high taxes in wi. my inlaws own two
homes in pepin. they remodeled one in town and are trying to sell
their custom built home because it has too much property . as well
the home on the outskirts that they are selling, is what they plan on
retiring on. my father in law has own his own construction business
all his life, so he has always had to pay out of pocket for insurance
and such. we would love to buy the house they are selling as my
husband grew up in that house. however the taxes on the $250K house
would eat us alive. It would be approx $350.00 more a month just in
taxes added to an already steep house note. so, we will just remain
in our home in tn where we are debt free except for our small
mortgage of $536.00 and add on. Paying for the addition after saving
for the next 2 years, all our overflow cash and tax refunds. Since I
became a sahm 5 years ago, and haveing 3 small children still at home
(2 grown children have moved out and on their own) We hope that after
we make the addition, and then put house up for sale, we can walk
away with $150K cleared. Then borrow another $100 and build our dream
home in wi. or even neighboring mn (such as wabasha )
— in Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Jaimie Hering
> I read about all of your housing costs and have no idea how you all
make it. I live in Wisconsin and our morgage is $232.00 a month, gas
is approx. 100.00 a month and so is the electric.
> I am a stay at home mom and my husband works at a glass plant. We
live in a rural area just north of a tourist city.
> There is no way we could afford to live elsewhere.
> Renting a home ( 2 bed. 1 bath) in this area is right around 350-
400 with everything included.
> My neice lives in a city – Rockford, Ill. and pays over $1000.00
a month for a one bedroom apartment plus everything else….and she
just barely makes it. I have told her over and over…if you cant
afford to live there, then there are places where you can live pretty
cheap, just not in the city.
> And trust me, its hard to make it on one income even where we
live! *smiles* I give you all credit because if we didnt have such
cheap resources here then we would never make it, we live paycheck to
paycheck most times.
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