Rick spends a lot of time researching the best place to retire, which at first I kind of wondered, why is he doing that now? until I realized, it's really not all that far off, and honestly, he could retire any time he felt like it since he's already retired from the Air Force.
Anyway, he recently started looking at North Carolina, because it's a relatively inexpensive place to live (at least right now it is). He found this house, which we could totally afford NOW, but if it were HERE, no way.
It makes me a little ill when I think about the vast disparity in housing costs. A house like that here would be in the $700K and up range. Can you say "yikes"? Yet if we moved to NC, owning that home would be no problem at all. What gives???? I just don't get it.