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Came across this article cruising the CDA news. I recently relocated out of the CDA area this spring. My primary reason for leaving was the cost of housing. I am in my late 20´s and made just under $60k a year and I felt like I would never get ahead here. I am now living lakefront, yes lakefront, in Georgia. My house was just under 200k for a newer 3/2 2500sf. I would have loved to stay in North Idaho, but being a slave to a gigantic mortgage was just not worth it, I do not want to be house poor my whole life. I think about how much I miss things there all the time, but at least here I have a lot of disposable income and if I lose this job I at least have a fighting chance of getting another good one. I have no regrets leaving, real estate would have to fall by nearly 1/2 to justify a move back. There are just no good job opportunities in North Idaho.
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