Posted on Thursday 30 November 2006
Apparently there’s some nerd out there that’s going so far as to figuring out and comparing average housing price differences around the SEC. According to this article (reg req’d) from the Knoxville News-Sentinel, claims that Knoxville wins the housing battle in the SEC.
When I first saw the title of the article, I assumed that it meant that Knoxville had higher home prices than anywhere (which seemed weird seeing as how everyone knows of the raging home prices in Starkville, MS), but as it turns out, the article states that Knoxville in fact has the lowest home prices of any city in the SEC East or West.
You know, that seems actually kind of bad. I wouldn’t want to be spreading that news around (even though I’m doing just that) for fear that people would have images of people living in muddy shanty-towns all around the city. I used to live there and I can tell you that this is definitely not the case. The shanty-towns are not muddy. Perhaps that explains why my rent for a 2 bedroom townhome in Knoxville cost approximately what it costs me to pay for my bathroom here in LA (that’s Los Angeles, not Louisiana).
That’s my old apartment, right there in sea foam green. Fancy, huh?
I mean, seriously, one would imagine that the houses in say, Mississippi or Arkansas might be a tad more affordable than those in Knoxville, but I’m no expert. Man, it’s a pretty freaking slow news week, seeing as how Tennessee’s next game won’t be for at least another month. We could have a month’s worth of PSU vs. UT analysis, but you know, we don’t like to write about stuff that’s well, true. Yep.
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