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Nurses should be paid enough so they do not have to live in 'affordable' housing. The people who work behind the scenes at the hospital don't have to live in 'affordable' housing. the same goes for teachers, firemen and police.
Ryan Huggins - Thousan...
Thousand Oaks, CA
Nags Head, NC
Send them up here - we have 11 months of affordable inventory
Nina Hollander, Broker
There is a lack of affordable housing. Some people do not want low cost housing in or next to their neighborhoods. Then, there are those that think the homeless can be put into it but who would pay for this?
Richie Alan Naggar
Nina Hollander, Broker
Yes. We have a major shortage of affordable housing.
We have hundreds of houses for sale, and even more rentals.
It is a part of the problem
Wow, this could be a problem growing.
That's common here. Same applies to teachers, cops, etc. many have to buy out in less expensive counties, then commute 1-2 hours to work.
Here in Montgomery county me any time so,some builds more than 80 homes or condos in a community they have to include affordable housing. It still is not enough
Yes, this is an issue in Martin County, FL.
From day one.
This is a problem Austin is facing with the influx of people moving here..supply and demand forcing prices upward!!
There are not many houses in the lower end price range here but there are in neighboring communities.
Los Angeles will always have a lack of affordable housing inventory in the city...that's why a lot of people have to commute for hours and that's why traffic is so bad in here.
Definitely becoming more and more of an issue in many communitie, especially as prices go up but salaries are not keeping pace
It is definitely an issue in my area and all of California. We are likely going to watch home ownership rates stabilize well below the national average because housing is so expensive. This creates so much demand for rent that we in turn see high rents. This makes it harder to save for a down payment for the house you already will struggle to afford.
Definitely, a starter home of 1400 square feet can start as low as $900,000. LOL A
Not that bad for sure. Yesterday I read an article that said the same thing but our average price is not $767K like in San Fran.
In San Diego County? Definitely. Sarasota County, FL? Plenty of good housing is available.
I'm in California --- it is definitely an issue.
I have noticed in my market it is hard to obtain a mortgage without a good paying job.
There are many affordable communities in Bucks county.
Nah, we have plenty in my area
We are not that extreme as yet, Carol... but I could see the day coming.
Carol Williams - now that is scary!
Not seen or felt this in Boston Metro area, yet.
Our mayor says silly crap like this too, probably just wants to create govt sponsored housing to compete with the existing landlords in town.
Your town may actually have a crisis like this, but here it is just smoke.
Hi Carol - We have lost our affordable home segment, perhaps for good. Low inventory and high demand have pushed prices upward very rapidly, and the new home builders are focused on the upper mid range. I can see a real problem for us down the road, similar to what your experiencing.
It causes hardship to a number of people. There are many government programs, charitable organizations and others who help many of these people.
Yes. We are a small island with strict limits on growth so housing is at a premium.
People are going on about that out here, thing is the vast majority of the people out here DON'T want that housing! A lot of the areas being discussed for that are higher priced areas (right now the talk is if you build X number of homes, you must include a percentage of them that are "affordable" housing, builders hate that as do future residents). Those people don't want that type of housing reducing their property values!