Moving to a Less Expensive City to Buy a House Isn’t Always the Best Idea
Nicole Dieker

Maybe I’m just mean, but reading through that article made me want to STRANGLE this couple. Had they EVER watched an HGTV home renovation show?? Just FYI these people borrowed THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of dollars from their family, including thousands from one of their father’s retirements, to complete this project after they neglected to do any research and couldn’t get any construction loans to renovate the falling down building they purchased. So I feel like these people are not to be pitied, and also should not be used as an example to say like “well it’s expensive to live in NYC/Seattle/LA/Whereverthefuck, but it’s JUST as expensive to move to a secondary city!!!” because obviously (hopefully) these people aren’t the norm.