There’s no doubt that Sandy, OR is a great place to live in thanks to its close proximity to many lakes, rivers, hiking trails, and other outdoor attractions. Of course, living in such a wonderful city will cost you, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the area’s home prices and rental rates. This article from Zillow.com illustrated just how pricey housing in the city can be:
The median home value in Clackamas is $287,800. Clackamas home values have gone up 11.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.3% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in Clackamas is $144, which is lower than the Portland Metro average of $172. The median price of homes currently listed in Clackamas is $320,000 while the median price of homes that sold is $263,000. The median rent price in Clackamas is $795, which is lower than the Portland Metro median of $1,300.
If you’re looking for a cheaper housing option, a well-maintained used RV for sale offers excellent value for your money. Short for “recreational vehicles”, RVs were originally designed to serve as people’s homes on the road during trips, but more and more owners are choosing to make these vehicles their full-time residences since these cost much less than standard, single-detached houses.
In many cases, buying an RV is more practical than getting an apartment since you actually own your home instead of just renting it. Of course, you do have to pay rent at the RV park where you’ll stay, but rates usually hover around the $500 range—considerably cheaper than the projected figure in the excerpt above. Luckily, Sandy has many outstanding RV parks and resorts to choose from that are close both to town and to the prime outdoors spots.
Since you’re living in a smaller space, you can also expect your utility costs to be lower than if you were living in a traditional home or apartment. Certain RV parks throw in amenities like free Wi-Fi and cable subscription with the rent, while some even include electricity, gas, garbage, and sewage fees in the payment.
If you think RV living is for you, be sure to check out trusted dealerships like Johnson RV. These businesses offer an excellent selection of high-quality used RVs for sale that have all the features to suit your creature comforts.
(Source: Clackamas Home Prices & Values, Zillow.com, July 31, 2014)