agh. i'm reviewing an appraisal right now in west sacramento, ca - a run down shack as it appears to me 2 bed/1 bath, 1028 sq ft. appraised for $275,000. the exact same house here in texas would appraise roughly around $50-75k depending on what city you were in. and for $275k, you can have one hellova nice house.
that's just completely ridiculous. i could never allow myself to live in california.