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View Poll Results: What is your Car(s) value / Home value ratio?
0% - no car (public transit, bike, etc) 8 3.02%
1-5% 132 49.81%
6-15% 86 32.45%
16-30% 18 6.79%
31-100% 9 3.40%
I own a car, but rent 12 4.53%
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:36 AM   #21
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No fair........us renters can't play!
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:36 AM   #22
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No fair........us renters can't play!
Sure you can -- check out the last option...
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:38 AM   #23
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Sure you can -- check out the last option...

Sure I can vote, but not do the ratio thingy
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:43 AM   #24
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1 car, 1 truck (1999,2001) 10k value between them total - house about $350k per zillow
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House would sell for around $300K.. Wholesale on the Accord and the Odyssey together are about $24K, so I will say 8%. Man, that felt horrible, thanks guys.......
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:49 AM   #26
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I voted 1%-5%. But after I retire, move north to an area with lower housing prices, and buy my new car, my ratio will be more like 20%.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:52 AM   #27
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Cars, about $10K combined.
Home, $240K.
Ratio: 4.2%
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:55 AM   #29
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Mine works out to .92%- (it used to be lower, but my house lost value...)
How do I vote?

...maybe I should get a bumper sticker for my old truck? -

"MY HOUSE IS A PIECE OF SH*T, TOO!"
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Old 03-23-2009, 10:02 AM   #30
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Around 2.5% -- 2007 Honda Element and house approx $575k to $600k -- should soon find out what the house is worth since I plan to put it on the market in a couple of weeks.
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Somewhere around 3% to 6% depending if it is one car or both DW's and my car. Both are 9 year old good condition single owner low mileage hondas (civic and accord). I figure the cars might fetch $4000-5000. House = maybe $150-170k.

But this ratio could change drastically if we buy new cars, which we may do in a few years.
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I voted 1%-5%. But after I retire, move north to an area with lower housing prices, and buy my new car, my ratio will be more like 20%.
In the spring, I fish in an area (a little south of where you'll be) where housing is very inexpensive and fancy pickup trucks and bass boats are high priorities. Picture a new decked-out pickup and $30k bass boat parked in front of a single-wide in a rural location. I'd assume:

1. veh + boat / house ratio > 1.

2. Folks with their priorities straight!

Of course, you have to like fishing to feel that way!
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House $180K maybe. House next door of same age (but nowhere near the attention to maintenance) sold for $145K approx 1 year ago.
3 sets of wheels - 1992 Accord, 2002 Jeep GC, 2005 Mustang. All combined maybe $30K. Welcome to the Rust Belt.
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About 9% and feeling a little embarassed right now for letting it get that high.
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About 9% and feeling a little embarassed right now for letting it get that high.
I'm not sure why that's embarrassing unless we're making it a competition to "out-cheap" each other -- who ever owns the cheapest beater of a car wins?

Besides, having a low percentage doesn't necessarily mean you're living in austerity -- it could mean you have way too much house, creating an abnormally large denominator.

And is there *really* no one over 31%, or is no one willing to admit it for fear of losing their credentials as a cheap bastid strong-saving LBYMer...?
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:42 AM   #36
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.9%, fall through the cracks of the poll. 137k paid for house, paid $1250 for the car.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:06 PM   #39
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Well if you own several homes across the country. Plus renting. Too early for this poll.
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Pontiac sedan, Chevy pickup and three motorcycles = 7.89%.
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