hello community, For about the past year, more than a year actually I felt like I’ve been in a rut jumping from apartment to apartment. I’ve tallied how much on rent and utilities I’ve spent in the past couple of years and for a one bedroom apartment and for the past 3 years it’s just over $38,000. Considering I’m not tied down and dont have kids, ive been entertaining links that friends and family have been Sending if available houses in their neck of the woods. My folks would love if I moved back to San Francisco but the lowest decent priced 1 bedroom homes (not apartments) are north of $550,000. My college roommate who I’m still really close with (though he has a wife and kid now) live in Washington DC and I saw a great 2 bedroom house about 30 miles away from the city center for $330,000. My high school best friend lives in NYC and has sent multiple links for studio apartments to own for $400,000+. However admittedly I’ve visited her many times and I don’t think I can live in the city. It’s so hectic and I recall every morning waking up to honking and the bustle. For the past 3 years I’ve lived in apartments in Las Vegas, NV and have noticed many homes for sale between $300,000-$500,000 that are decent and about 1,500 sq ft. I suppose the reason I ask how you go about choosing is because I feel each location here within the US has unique benefits. The benefits of living in Las Vegas is great and I can get great food any hours of the day, but the homes north of Washington DC are so secluded and quiet and filled with trees. Naturally this is where perhaps profession plays a huge factor in deciding all this and as it turns out I travel for work. I’ll visit all these cities and more every few months.