Putting numbers to Asheville's housin...

Putting numbers to Asheville's housing crunch

There are 3 comments on the Mountain Xpress story from May 23, 2013, titled Putting numbers to Asheville's housing crunch. In it, Mountain Xpress reports that:

It's commonly said that housing's hard to find in Asheville. Numbers from the U.S. Census and elsewhere shine a light on exactly how hard.

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ApePeeD

Since: Mar 13

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#1 May 24, 2013
What the city considers "affordable housing":

Efficiency/studio -$462
One-bedroom -$661
Two-bedroom -$705
Three-bedroom -$961
Four-bedroom -$1147

What the federal government considers "fair market rents":

Efficiency -$462
One-bedroom -$655
Two-bedroom -$777
Three-bedroom -$977
Four-bedroom -$1293

Find me an apartment, downtown, in a safe neighborhood, with these rents...?
Yep

Asheville, NC

#2 May 24, 2013
within downtown, which safe neighborhoods are acceptable? which ones are not?

you can buy cheaper than rent these days!
ApePeeD

Since: Mar 13

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#3 May 24, 2013
Yep wrote:
you can buy cheaper than rent these days!
Perhaps. If you can secure a fixed, 30-year loan. Many people can't.

Now is definitely *not* the time to get an adjustable rate mortgage.

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