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Old 03-20-2007, 11:17 AM   #21
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Are the high house taxes offsetting another lower tax for your state? That is a consideration - and is usually the case.

Who's going to clean the 2700 sq feet? I had a big house, now I try to live in the smallest one possible because then you don't "fill it up" with crap and you have less to clean and heat/air cond if that applies.

But the trails etc. do sound great you can credit $30/month less in gym fees since you're getting that w/ the place!

Hope your kids like to mow and rake!

Congrats - hope to be in your position one day too!

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Re: Is this foolish?
Old 03-20-2007, 01:58 PM   #22
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I'm looking at everything in terms of opportunity costs these days. Yes, I could have a big house, but then I couldn't travel as much as I'd like or to places like Africa, Nepal, etc. Yes, I could have a big house, but I'll have to work 5 more years than I would otherwise to pay for it. What if I get sick during that time and never enjoy a healthy, youthful period of retirement?

In addition to looking at what you gain -- what are you giving up?

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