Yeah, someone knocking on my door and offering $500K for my house would be nice. I wouldn't take it, but it'd be nice.
$600K, maybe. But no-one's going to offer me $600K, especially seeing as how I'm not a block or two away from the new GO station like this guy.
Will Hamiltonians be left behind in the city's housing boom?
Seeling at a good price is one thing -- the trouble is that I still would need a place to live. And I'm not going in one of those 700 condos in Scooterville.
But I'm already $100K+ more than when I bought in 2007, so a 60% increase, at minimum (add new roof, new furnace, all the damn work I've been doing on the outside...). Which is nothing to complain about at all. I got in at the tailend of the good times (although I might have overpaid when I bought -- but I was happy to pay that price).
But I like my housie, and I'm not going anywhere. I do like making money by sitting on my ass, though.