http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/05/22/spring-house-hunting-what-350000-will-get-you/

This article summarizes, in pictures, what housing you can find for $350,000 in various cities across Canada.  I know there’s a lot more behind the story, of course, because most people are rarely just look for a roof over their heads – at least those in a position to invest $350k in that roof.  So when I first cruised this gallery of photos, the first thing that struck me was how riduclous this housing market has become.  Compare the beauty of the 6 bedroom, 2.5 bath, in-ground pool old charm home in Saguenay, Quebec versus the 748 sq. ft. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, shared rooftop patio in Vancouver….same price.    Obviously fewer are flocking to the employment mecca of Saguenay compared to Vancouver…but it really make me wonder what people are really looking for when searching for a home.  Trendy neighbourhood or proximity to employment?  Competitiveness or community?  Luxury or safety?

I’ve always wondered what it would be like to live in Vancouver… clearly the housing market will keep that wish boarded up for a while longer!

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