Originally Posted by W2R
I think that is a really smart idea, if you can find a place with a lower cost of living where you would like to live in FIRE. Where are you thinking of relocating?
Very likely somewhere sunny out West. We really like CO (where DW grew up) and NM. In the intervening years, we will also investigate places like ID, eastern WA, possibly AZ, etc. Lower cost of living and a sunny climate are high on the list (the latter looms large in the winter as I am sliding further into SAD with each successive winter).
Yes, NW. My modest 3 bed, 2 bath house on a quarter acre in a middle class town runs me $8k/year in RE taxes (for a house that recently appraised at 360k). Price of admission for the largest labor market in the world for what I do. Eventually I will no longer need access to the labor market and it will not be worth the price.