The west coast may not be the best coastline, especially when it comes to making money on housing.
A tweet showing Zillow entries side-by-side has gone viral, the way around $ 1.1 million for a home purchase in Los Angeles compared to one in Fall River, Massachusetts, a small town near the Rhode border Iceland, can go.
“Obsessed with these properties being the same price,” tweeted Hunter Reis, social producer of Entertainment Tonight, showing screenshots of two offers. In Los Angeles, the simple-looking house on 11714 Exposition Boulevard – with two bedrooms and one bathroom on an area of 885 square meters – costs $ 1.09 million. All the way east, the Fall River property has an instant roadside appeal with a handsome stone facade – asking for $ 1.09 million for six bedrooms and seven bathrooms on a much larger 7,860 square feet.
Of course, those price differences are to be expected between LA, the second largest city in the United States, and Fall River, with around 89,000 residents – what commentators were quick to refer to as apples and oranges.
“15 to 20 minutes from LAX and Dodger Stadium and 10 minutes from Santa Monica Pier versus an hour from Logan and Fenway,” wrote one commentator. “You always get what you pay for. Always.”
Another wrote, “Well, that’s basically because you’re down the street from the beach in West LA.”
It didn’t take long for Twitter users to step in to show how much the price could buy elsewhere, especially in notoriously expensive London. In the trendy Shoreditch neighborhood, a user uploaded a three-bedroom apartment that was asking for about $ 1 million. One photo shows a small eat-in kitchen.
And they also pointed out how much cheaper real estate can be in other parts of the country. Outside of San Antonio, Texas, a buyer can purchase a 10-bedroom home, 17,112 square feet, for approximately $ 725,000.
With more than 200,000 likes and around 17,000 retweets, this tweet also seems to have pushed California’s front runners to leave the Golden State.
“Moving out of California isn’t what I want, but I keep thinking about how much traffic and those expensive ass houses are,” wrote one user.