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Why is one area of a pretentious zip code so much cheaper than the others?

Very long post regarding a first-time home buying quandary, and yes, I've read the other recent threads. My immediate questions (meaning I know I'll have more as this process progresses) are quite specific and as a result haven't yet been addressed here. Mainly, if the Birmingham/Bloomfield area of metro Detroit is supposedly synonymous, why are houses in West Bloomfield so much cheaper than those in Birmingham? What am I missing? And in my particular situation (age, childlessness, etc) is there truly an advantage to buying versus renting? [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams on Aug 1, 2011 - 16 answers

To buy or to rent? Why settle for less?

Yet another rent-versus-buy housing question, but I'd appreciate the hive mind taking the time to read the tl;dr details inside, as I'm faced with this imminent choice and am seriously confused and conflicted. [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams on Aug 7, 2010 - 22 answers

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