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      04-16-2012, 08:43 AM   #111
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      04-16-2012, 09:37 AM   #112
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lol I wish I could say that about the houses here.. average price is $550,000 here and the average Joe really doesn't make enough in this state to be able to pay for that. Not to mention the normal cost of living over here... this state is really one where income does not equal the costs of living for many.
Amazed at how cheap real estate is in the U.S. in general. Here in Toronto, the average price is north of $500k as well, however that will only really buy you something about 45 min from the city. Condos in Toronto are 500k. 2500 sq ft. detached homes are 1 mil+. The Real Estate market is insane here.
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      04-16-2012, 09:40 AM   #113
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amazing how youre comparing real estate in the US as a whole to the wealthiest city in Canada.
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      04-16-2012, 11:24 AM   #114
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I am 99.999% sure that it is household income... It's $140K for the 3 series and up to $250K for the 7 series. Average for BMW as a whole is $160K household income but as I've said for the 3 series it's $140K. IMHO, you should not pay more than 15% of you monthly salary after taxes on a car payment.
15% is probably a good guide for max payment. I'm a little under that. Of course, it always depends on what other liabilities you have.
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      04-16-2012, 11:57 AM   #115
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amazing how youre comparing real estate in the US as a whole to the wealthiest city in Canada.
You're right, but as someone who's traveled throughout the US, and who's invested in Real Estate both here in Canada, the US, and abroad, I can tell you that in general, the U.S. is cheaper. Of course, there are exceptions (NYC for example). But you can buy a mansion in Beverly Hills for the same price as a 2 bedroom bungalow in a suburb of Toronto. A 2 bedroom tiny townhouse in Toronto goes for almost $900k + maintenance and utilities!!! It's crazy.

Check out http://fmlistings.tumblr.com/ for an interesting perspective on our Real Estate situation here.
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      04-16-2012, 12:14 PM   #116
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i think its funny how the OP was asking about age in this thread, but it has devolved into real estate prices and annual salary...

all points posted here are correct in one way or another, we should all just be happy we drive bimmers.
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      04-17-2012, 03:06 AM   #119
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You're right, but as someone who's traveled throughout the US, and who's invested in Real Estate both here in Canada, the US, and abroad, I can tell you that in general, the U.S. is cheaper. Of course, there are exceptions (NYC for example). But you can buy a mansion in Beverly Hills for the same price as a 2 bedroom bungalow in a suburb of Toronto. A 2 bedroom tiny townhouse in Toronto goes for almost $900k + maintenance and utilities!!! It's crazy.

Check out http://fmlistings.tumblr.com/ for an interesting perspective on our Real Estate situation here.
Have you ever seen a Beverly Hills mansion?
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      04-17-2012, 11:16 AM   #121
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38 here. I'm currently waiting my new BMW 335i Sportline (after 6 Audi and 2 BMW). Today I drive E91 330D. My F30 should arrive in june or july.
Glad to see you resisted the French fascination with diesel.

Could you actually find a dealer with a 335i to test drive ?
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      04-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #122
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I'm 30. My glacier silver on saddle brown 328i F30 is my second BMW. My first BMW was at age 26 with an alpine white on saddle brown 335i E92. The latter was leased and the former was purchased. Two of the best decisions I've made.
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      04-18-2012, 01:41 PM   #126
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      04-19-2012, 10:32 AM   #127
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      04-19-2012, 12:21 PM   #128
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Hi everyone.

I must be one of the oldest here then! I'm 43, and have just ordered my first Bimmer, a 328i.

Just started looking at BMW forums and this seems to be one of the most active and interesting, so I've just registered and this is my first post!
Me too, first BMW, age 44. Can't believe I waited so long to try BMW, I've had Audi, Merc, Lexus before, but this is by far the best drive, and economical too!

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      04-19-2012, 12:50 PM   #129
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first post! just got my 328i yesterday



oh, and 26 here
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      04-19-2012, 01:37 PM   #130
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      04-20-2012, 03:22 AM   #131
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      04-20-2012, 09:59 PM   #132
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32, 2nd bmw. coming from a 2007 e90 which i bought at 27.

when it comes to vehicle price vs. income, i'll make up some numbers here. if you make 140K/year (as per bmw) and are leasing a 3 series over 4 years that's 35K / (4*140K) which works out to 6.25% ... i'd assume that's not an issue for people making that kind of money.

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