has written 1 SperlingViews. Currently, Geoffrey is living in Redmond, WA and has a little something to say:
I am a "Problem Manager" for a large software company in the Pacific NW. I have lived out here for 12 years, and originally came from Upstate New York, which is where my home-heart lies still.
I am an avid collector of games, and enjoy all sorts of social entertainment. I am also very interested in technology and computers.
|Life Stage:||Family with Children|
|Enjoys:||writing fiction, computing, gaming, family activities|
|Email:||Contact Geoffrey via email|
Cost of Living Too High Posted On: 10/15/2008 7:09:05 AM
My family and I rent in Redmond so I can retain the ability to share in family dinners. The availability of affordable housing close in to the tech-sectors economic cores of Redmond, Bellevue and Seattle is low and requires families with incomes even 50% or more above median to live 40-60 minutes away from work if they choose to buy. Even there the decision to buy requires one to accept greater risk (read buy more than I think is affordable). In the up market people rationalized that pretty heavily. Because we returned to the area after the market appeared to be peaking we sat it out, and that is one financial decision I feel fortunate for making.