Not facebook but today somebody on Reddit was wrong.
Stranger A: I had to get a car when I got a house, I didn't have one before but house living just requires one.
Me: I moved CLOSER to the city when I bought my house and then I sold my car. Would recommend.
Other Strangers: where is this mythical place?
Me: My house was less than 200k in St Paul, but any neighborhood that is slightly worse than yours, or a house that is smaller, or needs more work, but is closer will work. Here is an example of a house near me: *redfin link*
Stranger who is wrong on the internet: That house needs at least 40k in new windows, you would waste so much heating a 1911 house that the savings isn't even worth it. So much for your made up awesome house.
My house was built in 1914, has old windows, and all our heat and electricity is always under 150. Wonder how long those 40k in REQUIRED updates would take to pay off? Also our neighborhood has houses that are redone top to bottom for 200k.
I told him if he wants to live in a suburban palace with a long commute he is welcome to do so, but it's only him holding him back, not that all affordable city housing is uninhabitable.