Went for a walk after supper last night and bumped into a few people. What should have been a 20 minute walk turned into an hour.....LOL
The builders are still building houses on our subdivision/estate. In fact the houses are selling like hotcakes, both the brand new ones and the previously lived in ones/resales. I think the builder is building too fast, and I am sure down the road it may affect the quality of the product. I have no proof of this, it's just my thoughts, as I have lived in a home where the builder was overwhelmed and closed two phases at once and the houses suffered from this.
We have been watching the resale prices carefully and are surprised and shocked at how much they are going for. Now for us the higher they go the more money we make on our home. If I haven't mentioned it before I will now. This is not our forever home, I want to move. I LOVE, LOVE the house, and would pick it up in a minute and move it out into the country onto an acre or two tomorrow if I could. Realistically though that's not going to happen.
Back to why I am unsettled, uneasy or what ever. The builders are in a heck of a hurry to finish one particular house that backs onto the golf course, just along the road from us. It turns out the couple have paid over $900,000 CDN for this house. This is not gossip, this is a fact. As I said I love my house but would not pay that amount of money (couldn't afford too) for a house with basically no land, that you have to pay a condo fee on top of that, and have semi-detached houses opposite you.
For that money I would expect a lot, lot more. It shocked me to say the least when I heard this. It also made me question whether or not we are "good enough" to live amongst these kind of people. They obviously have money, but what will we have in common with them? There are a number of people who live on our subdivision who do have money as the house on our subdivision is their summer home and they winter down south in the States. Some even have a cottage up north, so the house on our subdivision is their "in between" home.
The majority of the people on our subdivision are great folk, but I have never lived anywhere in close proximity of others where houses can be worth close to $1 million CDN. We are your average middle class type of folk, worked hard all our lives; dh is still working hard. Paid our bills on time, paid for everything we own, and enjoy the once a year vacation and the odd treat here and there. I budget, I use coupons, I try to save a buck or two as much as possible, as far as disposable income we don't have much.
We have always lived in subdivisions where we are all on a level playing field, everything felt right with the world. Here I am not too sure? I am feeling a bit unsettled right now because of this.....
Thanks for listening.