How realistic is it to buy your own house / apartment in your country?

Yes, even with minimum wage
1 (6.7%)
Yes, but only if you are above minimum wage (average country wage)
8 (53.3%)
Yes, but only if you are a high earner (above country's average wage)
6 (40%)

Total Members Voted: 15

How realistic is it to buy your own house / apartment in your country?

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I came here from b.net after a few Floods invited me. None of them post on either b.net nor here anymore, which is sad. I was still active on b.net until for some bizarre reason, b.net admins locked out people who have not played Destiny. Even if you wanted to post on the offtopic section. After that, I fully moved here and have not returned to b.net since.
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I'm currently saving for a place of my own, with the Irish banks requiring 10% of the total price of the house.
The prices here I tell you - are inflated more than Pamela's tits. A quarter of a million on average for a house and about 170k Euro for an apartment - and it won't necessarily be a good one.

What is the situation like in your country? How long would it take to pay off your mortage?

 Is renting okay? Rent is even worse - renting a room can be as high as 500 / 600 euro and you get fuck all for that money, probably sharing the house with 15 people.

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Most of my friends are renting right now. And even then, they can only afford it because they have a buddy or girlfriend living with them to split the bills. One friend in particular, his rent is $700 a month. And there's places in my country that costs $2000+ a month to rent. Houses seem to be $150K+ Just a regular house. So yeah, unless you and the person living with you make decent money, it's hard. I can't live on my own.

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Basically impossible for my family.

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It's practically impossible for an American making minimum wage, or even a few dollars more per hour, to afford a house in urban or suburban areas.

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Wales has cheap houses that can be affordable eventually with minimum wage, but I sure as shit wouldn't live in them.

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The only way I could afford a house is if I bought one out in bumble fuck nowhere that's 2 hours away from any work or entertainment. And my internet would get even worse

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Where I am it's impossible unless you're a millionaire or you move waaaaay out past even the suburbs and into farmland and stuff. God damn chinese destroyed the housing market in my city.
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You will find out who you are not a thousand times, before you ever discover who you are. I hope you find peace in yourself and learn to love instead of hate.
I could probably get a mortage with a graduates salary after saving and whatnot but I'd be paying for it until I die.

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I live near toronto, so even small houses are upwards 300k.