I’m so sick of reddit bombarding me with posts about housing prices. Is there anyone on this sub who can provide a level-headed and compelling counter- argument against the constant overwhelming doomerism I witness about the housing market on this website?

Okay, so it feels everywhere I go on reddit all I see are constant posts and comments espousing a narrative that owning a house is becoming out of reach for the middle class because of x y and z. And while I don’t exactly feel like the sentiment is untrue, since housing prices HAVE increased a lot in the past few years…it always feels like to me the narrative reddit has is a half-truth; like people are trying to make things seem more dire than they are for whatever reason they may have.

Like on one hand, yeah I’m kind of scared that at the rate at which houses are increasing technically I might not be able to afford one if it keeps up, but, I feel like at some point there WILL be a correction because that’s just how the world works; even if we don’t see it right now. Furthermore, when I look at cities that aren’t Austin, Boston, Seattle, Miami, or LA, I feel the market becomes much more reasonable and attainable and the situation isn’t as drastic.

What really grinds my gears the most, however, is that if you legitimately try to suggest solutions for people living in HCOL areas, they turn their nose up at them. They don’t like NIMBYISM and want density, but will come for your throat if you tell them to aim for a condo first before going for a home. You suggest “hey, there’s a nice midwestern city on the great lakes that you could probably afford.” and they go YUCK. People say “boomers could easily afford houses” but when you point out that the holding people of 2022 to 1960’s standards (half a century ago by this point) is unreasonable they dismiss you.

In most of planet Earth, single people aren’t living in apartments or houses by themselves. They live with family, friends, and work very hard to earn their own property when it comes time to start a family. Is there REALLY housing crisis, or is it an issue of “I can’t afford a brand new single family 4 bed 3 bath home 30 minutes away from my trendy city within city limits”?

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Okay, so it feels everywhere I go on reddit all I see are constant posts and comments espousing a narrative that owning a house is becoming out of reach for the middle class because of x y and z. And while I don’t exactly feel like the sentiment is untrue, since housing prices HAVE increased a lot in the past few years…it always feels like to me the narrative reddit has is a half-truth; like people are trying to make things seem more dire than they are for whatever reason they may have. Like on one hand, yeah I’m kind of scared that at the rate at which houses are increasing technically I might not be able to afford one if it keeps up, but, I feel like at some point there WILL be a correction because that’s just how the world works; even if we don’t see it right now. Furthermore, when I look at cities that aren’t Austin, Boston, Seattle, Miami, or LA, I feel the market becomes much more reasonable and attainable and the situation isn’t as drastic. What really grinds my gears the most, however, is that if you legitimately try to suggest solutions for people living in HCOL areas, they turn their nose up at them. They don’t like NIMBYISM and want density, but will come for your throat if you tell them to aim for a condo first before going for a home. You suggest “hey, there’s a nice midwestern city on the great lakes that you could probably afford.” and they go YUCK. People say “boomers could easily afford houses” but when you point out that the holding people of 2022 to 1960’s standards (half a century ago by this point) is unreasonable they dismiss you. In most of planet Earth, single people aren’t living in apartments or houses by themselves. They live with family, friends, and work very hard to earn their own property when it comes time to start a family. Is there REALLY housing crisis, or is it an issue of “I can’t afford a brand new single family 4 bed 3 bath home 30 minutes away from my trendy city within city limits”? submitted by /u/_RetroDigital_ [link] [comments]

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