It's amazing how much a bottle of wine and bitching with a good friend on the back patio will change your perspective :)
Ok, I MUST be spoiled. I don't know if you've ever watched 'Flip this House', but it just amazes me. The episode I'm watching now has a guy who bought a house in South Los Angeles for $189,000. It's 375 square feet!!!!! _0_ bedrooms, one bath. Umm, I think my BEDROOM is more than 375 square feet. Maybe even my closet ;) I don't think I've even had an apartment that was less than double that square footage.
Ok, our house is about 3,500 square feet and cost just a few thousand more than he paid for this...box.
He has a $50,000 budget and expects to make a nice profit on this. He is adding 2 small bedrooms. Good grief.
EDIT: Wow. They are asking almost $400,000 for that house. They didn't even get it up to 500 square feet. Damn. For $400,000 here I could get almost 5 THOUSAND square feet, not 5 HUNDRED.