One of our favorite things to do is house shop. We grew out of our house probably two kids and one dog ago, but have stayed. This house has allowed us to continue to be a one income family and for that we love it, for many other reasons not so much.
So let's say you had an extra 400K to buy a house in your area, what could you get? I know friends who will be able to get mcmansions and others who could get one bedroom condos where they live. Let's play a little House Hunters, add a comment below with a link to a house you could get for 400K in your area.
Here is one I could stand living in. It is in a neighborhood that Rich and I could compromise on too, so who wants to pitch in:)