Mortgage/rent?

Mortgage/rent?

In another community they were talking about price of a mortgage and flipping a house etc. The poster even mentioned how much her mortgage is and the number made me dizzy. Of course many commented on how inexpensive that number was or how they could only get soem dump for that price and it got me thinking. Am I just extremely lucky that we have what we do? I am proud of my itty bitty 1500 sg ft house and my 5 acres with a pasture for our cows and room for a huge garden and my hen house. We pay $445 a month on our 25 year fixed APR mortgage and we are so far 8 years into, but have paid a bit more into it. We live in a rural suburb in IL just about an hour from St. Louis MO.

Approximatley what does rent/mortgage go for in your area? Before we got married 14 years ago I was in a 2 bedroom condo for $495 a month, now the samw condo is $560.

the plum tree in front of my porch

the plum tree in front of my porch

My bedroom in the house

My bedroom in the house

Untouched Canvas

Untouched Canvas

Spring flowers

Spring flowers

My 3 African Violets

My 3 African Violets

What’s eating my lantana?

What’s eating my lantana?