An Open Letter To Tiny House Hunters – terribleminds: chuck wendig

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“Which one did they pick?”

“You fell asleep again, didn’t you?”

This post is for all of the spouses out there subjected to the nightly ritual of watching some version of a house hunting show on HGTV.

Read. Laugh. Repeat.  (don’t skip the reader comments cuz they are priceless).

The Housing Trilemma | Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

Every city wants to have a strong local economy, high quality of life and housing affordability for its residents. Unfortunately these three dimensions represent the Housing Trilemma.  A city can achieve success on two but not all three at the same time.

Source: The Housing Trilemma | Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

Check out the graphic above courtesy of the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis.  I may have been biased about life in the middle but never had the facts to back up my opinions.  But after reading this article I now have facts.  This analysis demonstrates a city can have success on two fronts, but rarely on all three.

I started life in New York and grew up in New Jersey.  A sizeable amount of time was also spent in Dallas.  For over a decade I’ve held the belief that my family could not replicate our lifestyle and quality of life anywhere else in the country.  Well, I admit to being wrong.  We could probably do as well in Cincinnati, Omaha, or Des Moines.

If you can stand the weather, OKC is not a bad place to live in.

HT – Calculated Risk.