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Old Posted May 29, 2019, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by yaletown_fella View Post
How would you combat astronomical condo fees?

Housing in cities (even ingenious sounding solutions like laneway housing) will always be more expensive because the value of the land is inflated.
Land value is only a tiny part of the overall cost of living.

I've known people who've been in the Canadian Far North. Sure, land is free, but an apple will cost you $20.

It seems incredibly evident than sprawl (at the very least, in the long run) is more expensive on a per capita basis than dense urban living. Lots more infrastructure per resident to maintain, lots more spending on transportation by the residents, higher construction costs and higher energy costs, etc.
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