I read an interesting article on Houseblogs a while ago that I wanted to post about, but hadn’t gotten around to.
The article talked about how people are moving further away from work so that they can actually afford housing. My wife and I actually got lucky. When we first purchased our house we had to move outside of our ideal area in relation to my work and our friends because of finances. We basically got the closest house that we could afford.
As I wrote about in my previous post, The Street that Castletown Bought, we ended up selling our house to Castletown Shopping World, which we were living right next to. We managed to make enough on the sale of the house to move to within five houses of some of our good friends and only two blocks from my work.
Being this close to work and friends is probably the best thing that has come out of this move for us, even though in this settling stage there sure is a lot of work needed to be done to the house…
Here is a link to the Houseblogs article if you want to read about some of the housing trends in the US: