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50 Responses to Colossal Castle or Humble Home?

  1. Profile photo of SilentFray
    SilentFray Female 18-29
    683 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 9:06 pm
    Castles are bitchin`. I`d live in one over a house any day.
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    Aiakos Male 13-17
    43 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 9:06 pm
    Humble home for me.
    :)
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    Courtney158 Female 13-17
    125 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 9:11 pm
    Who`s moving to Italy with me?!?!
  4. Profile photo of togetec
    togetec Male 13-17
    608 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 9:14 pm
    ^^ i`ll go!
  5. Profile photo of adilicious
    adilicious Female 13-17
    377 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 9:22 pm
    Castles kind of scare me.
    But, damn I`d rather take those.

    I`m going to move to France now, I always thought it`d be a lot more expensive.
    poo, instead of living in this condo right now I could be living in a castle for just 50,000 more.

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7936 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 9:24 pm
    Yeah home. Driving from a remote castle in Mexico to Miami is a bitch.
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    moonie_kat Female 18-29
    359 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 9:34 pm
    I definately want to move to France now! Especially since I can speak the language. ;D
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    atlacatl Male 18-29
    342 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 9:42 pm
    Damn time to get a Hacienda en Mexico. It`ll be awesome and I`ll fit in with the folks.
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    ManilaRose Female 18-29
    192 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 9:48 pm
    I`d take the castle any day. That castle in South Africa looked like the house of my dreams. :-D
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    IMGAY4REALZ Male 18-29
    80 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 9:52 pm
    Well now I know where I`m going to spend my 1.8 million. Thanks i-a-b!
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    pinker Female 18-29
    427 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 9:54 pm
    Dude. I can sell my townhouse and buy a castle!
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    simim23 Female 18-29
    1429 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 10:31 pm
    I`ve already told hundreds of people that someday I shall live in Mexico. And the article explains exactly why.

    ... and none of my friends believed you can get so much until I showed them that link. XD

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    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 10:39 pm
    Right so. I`m moving to South Africa and buying me some lake-front castle property. With a golf course. !!
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    vintagepizza Female 13-17
    447 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 10:41 pm
    A castle for half a million! No...way...
  15. Profile photo of mlchris
    mlchris Female 18-29
    922 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 10:53 pm
    "Who`s moving to Italy with me?!?!"

    I will.

    did you notice though, they used some of the most expensive places in the US--California, New York, and Massachusetts(sp?). All 3 of them from what I know have high priced crap housing.

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    vancouverite Female 18-29
    250 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 10:53 pm
    hmmmm (thinking of moving to south afric, i always wanted a castle)
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    person99 Male 18-29
    123 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 10:54 pm
    Note about france: 2 months paid vacation per year, Need I say more?

    It`s simple for me
    If Mccain gets elected: Hello france, goodbye once-free country.

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    silly_a1804 Female 18-29
    296 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 10:54 pm
    sooo do people who submit stuff just jack stuff from Digg?
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    sewermonkey Male 30-39
    281 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 11:07 pm
    Personally I would like my own little island somewhere.
  20. Profile photo of mlchris
    mlchris Female 18-29
    922 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 11:11 pm
    "sooo do people who submit stuff just jack stuff from Digg?"

    do you not understand the concept of IAB? this site is a collection of stuff from other sites, therefore people don`t have to go from one website, to another, to another. The whole point of this website is to "jack stuff" (as you said) from other sites.

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    TeHrussian Male 18-29
    490 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 11:13 pm
    Makes San Diego seem cheap compared to San Francisco. Odd.

    Anyway, if you`re not into exotic locales in the middle of nowhere, check out Moscow. It`s getting expensive now, but when I left, we sold a 3 bedroom near a park and subway in a 10 year old building for just over $50,000. Chump change, considering today it`s worth over $300,000.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 11:40 pm
    You`d have to work and spectacularly cheap housing occurs in areas with spectacularly low wages.

    Maintainance costs on castles with grounds are huge.

    You`d need to employ staff for the larger places and land.

    So it isn`t just the initial cost. You still need to be quite seriously rich.

    Besides, I bet you could buy something impressive for the same price in some parts of the USA.

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    pandapo0h Female 18-29
    242 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 12:11 am
    they should`ve done a comparison for san diego too. sucks how san diego is ALWAYS overlooked because of LA & San Fran.
  24. Profile photo of Tankity
    Tankity Male 30-39
    358 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 12:57 am
    I KNOW!
    I own a 4 bed/ 1.5 bath home in suburban NY. I recently found a 6 bed/ 3.5 bath with marble sills, marble foyer, a FIVE-car garage, a three-story rock climbing wall and 1,400 MORE sq ft than my house out in the country for $30,000 LESS than what I spent here! GAAAAH!!!
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 1:17 am
    FYI.

    I had a flat near High Street Kensington. Studio (No bedroom, just sitting room, bathroom, kitchen).

    It was worth just under $500`000.
    My parents place was a 6 bedroom, 2 living room, 2 dining room, maid room, 9 bathroom, pool, 20`000 sq foot garden, etc in Dubai for the same price.

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    oddstef Female 18-29
    204 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 2:44 am
    thats it!...i`m off to south africa
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    dibens Male 18-29
    203 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 3:19 am
    You can`t really compare prices here. Land in the city will always be more expensive. Add Income differences in these countries and I think it pretty much evens it out.
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    no_need Female 18-29
    467 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 4:20 am
    I used to live in South Africa... smallest house you`re likely to find there (if you move from the States or Western Europe) is 5 huge bedrooms, with swimming pool, massive living room and kitchen, big garden... it`s hard to find anything normal. Oh and no two houses look the same, either.
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    kikij Female 18-29
    311 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 5:25 am
    michris - I think that was kind of the point. It was saying look how ridiculous the pricing in some parts of America is compared to other places.

    Britain is exactly the same, huge amounts of money to live in a box.

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    USArmy3 Male 18-29
    180 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 5:59 am
    Seeing as we have different types of currency, and most of the places they were looking at we get more money for one dollar, this isn`t too accurate.
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    itsallfake Male 30-39
    476 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 6:46 am
    "Seeing as we have different types of currency, and most of the places they were looking at we get more money for one dollar, this isn`t too accurate."

    WTF!? France and Italy use the Euro, 1 US dollar is worth 1/2 a Euro... how is that MORE? Yes the Rand is worth a dime in the US, but im sure the conversion cost was added in. 500k US would = 5Mil Rand, that sounds about right for a castle...

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    baddogsmaste Female 30-39
    381 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 7:39 am
    Thats it! Im moving out of Albany and going to france! I want a maid! I want a view of some large and beautiful body of water! I want to have a water fountain in my driveway! Accross the street from me I have a bunch of houses that only have three bedrooms, a .30 ackers of land, a neighborhood "lawn" restriction, and over 7,000 dollars in land/school tax!!!!
    *baddog says as she stopms her feet and pounds her hands on the desk*
  33. Profile photo of Tankity
    Tankity Male 30-39
    358 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 8:14 am
    You said it. Our taxes DOUBLED in 4 years.

    If that wasn`t enough, we`ve got a bunch of old ladies around here telling everyone when to cut their grass, and how to decorate their houses.

    Ooo-ooh the looks they give you if a dandelion pops up in your yard!

    *shudder*

  34. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 8:15 am
    wow. I want a castle bad. Comes with suits of armor too! Comes with a turret! And battlements! Wow. I`m surprised those castles sell so cheaply.
  35. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 8:35 am
    It`s a castle every time - besides, those American not-quite-houses looked way overpriced compared to those awesome looking super-homes.

    Ah well, to use a crappy saying, a man`s home is his castle.

  36. Profile photo of Tankity
    Tankity Male 30-39
    358 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 8:54 am
    Our next purchase is going to be 50+ acres in the country... with a house built in the MIDDLE.

    Maybe even a moat.... *grin*

  37. Profile photo of unsub
    unsub Female 18-29
    925 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 9:54 am
    well, it`s nice that you can buy a castle for $500,000 in some parts of the world - but first you need to have those $500,000 (plus some more for maintenance etc.)
  38. Profile photo of GurnBlanston
    GurnBlanston Male 40-49
    247 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 10:12 am
    San Diego:
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 10:34 am
    And seriously, who WANTS to live in the Dominican Republic??
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    Lauraly Female 18-29
    2262 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 11:10 am
    I might not like it a whole lot up here, but I am glad my boyfriend and I moved to Maine. It`s really cheap to get into a house around here, and most of the homes could be fixed up just a little to make a major profit.
  41. Profile photo of Tankity
    Tankity Male 30-39
    358 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 11:23 am
    GurnBlanston- What?!

    OMG, That shack would barely fetch $20k out in the country. 560 sq ft?! That`s smaller than my patio!

    $650k could get you a 5,500-7,000 sq ft house in the Catskills- with a VIEW!

  42. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 11:37 am
    GurnBlanston > ROFL!!

    reminds me of my shed.
    Prices are out of controll... I don`t know what I`ll do about it.

    I`d sell my soul for a castle.

  43. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 11:40 am
    0.03 acres? thats 120 square meters of lot. Thats just over 1 are. I could cover that with a newspaper...
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    jen00384 Female 18-29
    230 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 11:52 am
    If I can only get my dad to put the house in my name... I can buy a castle.

    This is going to take a lot of convincing.

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    morbidframe Male 13-17
    145 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 11:52 am
    south africa dont sound bad
  46. Profile photo of Stentorian
    Stentorian Male 13-17
    426 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 3:08 pm
    Lower prices = lower wages

    Sure you could live in a castle in South Africa but you`ll still have to work in California/New York/etc. Either that or you`ll have to be rich. Maybe if you bought such property outright you could afford taxes and whatnot, but there`s a reason why you don`t see people moving from apartments into castles very often.

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    Scotchy Male 18-29
    592 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 4:45 pm
    they are comparing in city houses to houses out in open country, where i live ~washington state usa~ 500k will get you houses about the size of those in the picture with land farther then you can see. There is a hockey player that lives on the MOUNTAIN beside our city, basically owns the entire mountain, has an olympic pool, hockey rink, full size basketball court, more rooms then most people can count, as well as owning half the entire mountain for only 2 million dollars. So ya, compare areas to areas, how much does a house in Rome, or Paris cities cost, like inside the city ?
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7936 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 4:46 pm
    Yeah its all about location. Once again people are taking commute time into the equation. I would rather have a box in times square than a castle in Mexico. Its all about location, not the actual house. As people have said lower price = lower wage
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    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
    777 posts
    May 9, 2008 at 8:35 pm
    Ukraine, ho!
  50. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    May 10, 2008 at 12:01 am
    Erm, not neccessarily lower prices = lower wages.

    The UAE has a higher GDP per capita than the USA. (Although admittedly now the housing prices are up too).

    That however is also due to the fact that the UAE dirham is pegged to the dollar. (If it goes down, so does the dirham, and it really has been going down).

    How much people make in the world

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