What an interesting week it has been:
Monday: We looked at a $585,000 ($3442 a month mortgage) that rents for just $1850 in Redwood City (Thank goodness for guaranteed 20% yearly appreciation!)
Tuesday: We found out that groceries for your Memorial Day Weekend BBQ will cost 11% more than if you lived in DC, 17% more than if you lived in Seattle. (Our perfect weather means that the food sold at Safeway tastes better.)
Wednesday: We looked at $699 4br/3.5ba house in Washington DC. And we learned that if you made $100k here, you only need to make $90k there. (But then we realized that they don’t have Fry’s there. Good luck buying anything tech!)
Thursday: We looked at $698 5br/2.75ba house in Bellevue, WA. And we learned that if you made $100k here, you only need to make $73k there. (But then we realized that they don’t have the California sun – don’t you spend all day outdoors having fun? What? You’re working to pay a mortgage?)
And now, it’s Friday. So to wrap up the week before we head out for a long weekend, let’s see what $699,000 – the median home in Santa Clara – buys you in the world’s most perfect region to live in:
MLSlistings Property Detail for MLS number 722955
1213 JERVIS AV
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
This Single Family Residence has the following features:
MLS#: 722955 Approx Age: 57 Years Approx Sq Ft: 1110
Attached Single Family 1 Story Ranch
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 2 or More Stall Showers
2 or More Tubs Eat in Kitchen Living Rm/Dining Rm Combo
Yep… that’s what you get! Beautiful huh?
Don’t tell me you’d rather have this:
At the end of the day, you don’t need a big home, or cheap groceries. What you really need is a big mortgage, and a house with bars on the windows and doors, and a gate.
Nothing will give you the freedom you so deserve after working so hard all week, like a house in Silicon Valley.
Have a good weekend everyone!