“Dave Carson” posted this comment in this thread:
Your statements are a bit off, in fact way off.
Forget home prices, in which we have you beat anyway. Median per capita income, we are SECOND in the nation. CT. being 1st. We have two Counties in the top 4 for highest property taxes, Hunterdon and Somerset. We are the SECOND wealthiest state in the union. You really should get your FACTS stright before you go spouting off.
By the way, I am not a proponent of living in NJ, I think it is ridiculously out of control. But your statements are just plain wrong. Besides, the Bay area is a real pit of debachery lately, too many left-wing commies, and America haters. So, while it sucks to live here if you are not wealthy, I’d rather be here than in SF with the communists.
I don’t know about you, fellow Burbed readers – but I certainly can’t stand for these derogatory comments about our place of residence: How dare he claim that housing is cheaper here compared to New Jersey!
Here are the facts:
- Median SFH price in NJ: $376,500
- Median SFH price in fancy Northern NJ: $462,500
- Median SFH price in CA: $530,830
- Median SFH price in awesome Silicon Valley: $790,000
Oh, excuse me. I just died laughing at how cheap living in New Jersey is.
Finally, Dave, who cares about incomes. That’s so last century. The paradigm has shifted. When you own a home, that is income – you just unlock that trapped equity. You east coasters simply don’t get it. It’s all about the house.
Readers, what do you think? Am I missing something here?