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Old 07-11-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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my girlfriend and I are looking to re-locate. Whats the cheapest place to live in this state, and whats the overall best bang for buck? I do like the chambers county area... lafayette and lanett... maybe its better to go to bigger auburn or montgomery? Tuscaloosa?
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Cheap isn't always the best choice. Bullock County is cheap, but I wouldn't live there.

It's fairly cheap where I live here in Escambia County, just under an hour to both Mobile and Pensacola. Good paying jobs are hard to find though, just depends on what you have experience in.

Another option would be the Dothan area. You may be able to find work in Dothan, and find affordable housing in the surrounding smaller communities.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:17 AM
 
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There are places in Alabama you can outright buy a house for near nothing. I think you must have other requirements other than cheap
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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I did a search on valleymls (North Alabama MLS search) and found 5 homes for sale for less than $10,000.

http://www.valleymls.com

For example, MLS# 574798 is a 2BR 2 BA in Gadsden for $7500 - "This house has plenty of potential. Needs to have the remodeling finished."
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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I did a search on valleymls (North Alabama MLS search) and found 5 homes for sale for less than $10,000.

http://www.valleymls.com

For example, MLS# 574798 is a 2BR 2 BA in Gadsden for $7500 - "This house has plenty of potential. Needs to have the remodeling finished."
I will have to check this place out. Thanks.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Cheap isn't always the best choice. Bullock County is cheap, but I wouldn't live there.

It's fairly cheap where I live here in Escambia County, just under an hour to both Mobile and Pensacola. Good paying jobs are hard to find though, just depends on what you have experience in.

Another option would be the Dothan area. You may be able to find work in Dothan, and find affordable housing in the surrounding smaller communities.
whats wrong with bullock county? good pay isnt needed as low as cost of living is. what is the best area of the state? mongtomery? gulf coast? eastern alabama?
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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There are places in Alabama you can outright buy a house for near nothing. I think you must have other requirements other than cheap
ok, besides just cheap... whats the best bang for your buck? montgomery? mobile? eastern alabama? tuscaloosa?
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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whats wrong with bullock county? good pay isnt needed as low as cost of living is. what is the best area of the state? mongtomery? gulf coast? eastern alabama?
"Good pay" around here is anything over $15 per hour. I don't care how low the cost living is, you can't survive on $8 an hour.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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"Good pay" around here is anything over $15 per hour. I don't care how low the cost living is, you can't survive on $8 an hour.
15$ works for me.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Coming from Va Beach, it will be a lower cost of living.

More bang for your buck can mean a lot of different things to different people and Alabama has a lot to offer. Do you like beaches? Mountains? Flat? Rolling hills? Lakes? Cities? Small towns? Rural? Tourist jobs? Manufacturing? Banking?

Luckily when we were looking we didn't have to worry about jobs or schools so could go on what our bang for the buck was which was foothill property for a great price and lower taxes. We found it and are closing next month.

The people on the Alabama thread are great and will help you out but you gotta give them more to work with.

Good luck in your search!
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