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Old 07-24-2011, 08:50 PM
 
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Default Cheap mountain town

Im moving to colorado on a 60,000$ sallary and i need help finding a nice house in the mountains or close to the mountains in a nice town.. im trying to find a house for for about 100,000$... it needes to be in the mountans or close to the mountains for my work..... any suggestions would be verry helpful... and it dosent just have to be colorado it can be idaho montana or anywhere that has large mountains
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:27 AM
 
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nice town...
nice house...
in the mountains...
$100,000 for a house..

If you find it let us know. There might be some high desert towns like Canon City where you can get an old small house for that, but you wont be "in the mountains", at least not as I define it.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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What about somewhere like Silver Plume? I don't know if there is anything there for $100K, but a quick look on Zillow finds one house that is $138K. The area, in my opinion, is kind of run down, but it's in the mountains and not that far from Denver. Maybe look at Empire, too. 'Nice town' means different things to different people, so you might like those areas even if other people do not.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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I doubt you cash find the house and land for under 100k anywhere in the Rockies that has what most people want such as running water, indoor plumbing and decent internet access/availability. You could probably live like the Unibomber for under 100k but you will be about 50-60 miles from a 3 flights daily airport. I don't know of many employee jobs that would let you do this but if you are self employed, the lack of air transportation may work ok.
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:03 PM
 
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Chris45245 wrote:
Cheap mountain town
In Colorado, the words cheap and mountain town don't fit together in the same sentence.
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:23 PM
 
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Im moving to colorado on a 60,000$ sallary and i need help finding a nice house in the mountains or close to the mountains in a nice town.. im trying to find a house for for about 100,000$... it needes to be in the mountans or close to the mountains for my work..... any suggestions would be verry helpful... and it dosent just have to be colorado it can be idaho montana or anywhere that has large mountains
No such thing in Colorado. Here's a Unibomber cabin on an acre in Lake Couty Co for $50,000:

https://sites.google.com/site/jhsull...e/fifth-photos

And here's a trailer/manufactured on 5 acres in Buena Vista for low 90's:

http://www.gohoming.com/CO/BUENA-VIS...reo-properties

As you can see, 100k doesn't buy much in the mountains of Colorado.Good luck.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Canon City, Colorado
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Idaho Springs has some lower priced homes.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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Cripple Creek and Leadville both have properties for sale under $100,000 from time to time. I've seen a few houses in and around Woodland Park go for that, but not often and usually with some issues. Sooner or later something will come up in the Durango area around that price. But somebody standing there with $100,000 cash can probably get properties listed up to $130,000 or maybe more.

If you have a location you like check with local banks for foreclosures.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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^^ Victor and Cripple Creek have sub $100k houses. But would I live there? Hell no!

I would also check out Divide and Florissant.

You can find a nice newer house for ~$150k in Woodland Park. Anything below that is going to be small, old, and needing work.

To find houses in the Teller county area, check out www.ppar.com for the official MLS listing for the Pikes Peak area.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:37 AM
 
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nice town...
nice house...
in the mountains...
$100,000 for a house..

If you find it let us know. There might be some high desert towns like Canon City where you can get an old small house for that, but you wont be "in the mountains", at least not as I define it.
Easy look in places like Victor, CO...land is dirt cheap thus homes are dirt cheap. Go away from the population and its CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP. He will need to stay away from ski areas as those drive cost up.

I would just look at a map, find a blink your eye place listed and start Googling.
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