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Old 10-16-2014, 12:26 AM
 
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Thanks Coach. I will continue to scour those areas. No, I am not a city person, but I am also not a country person unless I have a gorgeous mountain view to look at (which isn't going to happen). The suburbs would make me perfectly happy as long as I have some easy avenues for meeting people and being able to accomplish basic functions without having to drive more than eight to ten minutes like grocery shopping, banking, etc. One goal I have is to stay closely connected to an international airport and for that both houses would serve the purpose very nicely.
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Old 10-16-2014, 12:33 AM
 
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Joe I was pointing out that Woodley was near Third Street. I have been goggling the Woodley area and see that there is some industrial activity around. Budget-wise I am looking at 60K as I want to pay cash. I realize that is rock bottom for housing, but to go any more I would have to deal with a bank and mortgages, etc. and I just don't want to do that! As for the hardwood floors, I have three dogs and carpeting and dogs just don't mix well...especially when it is raining or one of them has an upset stomach, etc. In fact, if I move to one of these houses, I believe on my list will be to add a big, loyal Boxer to my crew.
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Old 10-16-2014, 02:59 AM
 
Location: Beavercreek, OH
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Thanks Coach. I will continue to scour those areas. No, I am not a city person, but I am also not a country person unless I have a gorgeous mountain view to look at (which isn't going to happen). The suburbs would make me perfectly happy as long as I have some easy avenues for meeting people and being able to accomplish basic functions without having to drive more than eight to ten minutes like grocery shopping, banking, etc. One goal I have is to stay closely connected to an international airport and for that both houses would serve the purpose very nicely.
I would search around in the Belmont or Patterson Park neighborhoods of Dayton proper; as an alternative, consider parts of Kettering that were built post-war and can easily be had in the 50-60k range if you look around.

As a side note, it's amazing the deal you can get from the seller if you've got cash in hand. (At least, that's my experience with buying cars - I have yet to test this on buying houses.)
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Old 10-16-2014, 08:25 AM
 
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I wouldn't bother with the Tennyson neighborhood.

I will be shocked if you find anything in Patterson Park in your price range. The last time I looked at houses there they were well over 100K.

Take a look at these:

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Old 10-16-2014, 08:48 AM
 
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Hey OP,

One other suggestion - Olde Town Trotwood might work out well:

111 W Sherry Dr, Dayton, OH 45426 is For Sale - Zillow

This place is in a neighborhood I can vouch for personally (I'm there frequently - it's a nice place in a struggling suburb), and it's within walking distance of a couple restaurants, a grocery store, a library, a nice park, a bike trail which leads to a state park, and all of the public schools. Right on a frequently-running bus line too. And definitely safer than the Tennyson Address.

That particular house might not be a good choice. It's horribly dated, I can't guarantee there's hardwood under that carpet, and I can't tell whether or not it has a basement. But it's in a decent neighborhood, definitely one to watch.

Good luck!
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Old 10-16-2014, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Five Oaks
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I am bound by my need to have hardwood floors throughout, a garage and a basement that I can use as a large studio. It is very difficult to find a home with good hardwood floors and the balance of the house updated in the price range I am able to afford. I have the entire US to look at, but believe it or not, there are virtually none out there that meet my criteria. I believe I might have a few more options heading further north, but then I am going to get pounded with snow and higher heating bills. AmandartheGreat would you live on Tennyson just below Cornell with respect to the surrounding crime?
If you read my posts, I'm not a shrieking "run to the suburbs" type and I'm very involved in west side issues, so I'll help you as best I can. There's a lot of hysteria about the west side, so much that Five Oaks (where I live) is now trying to rebrand itself as 'North Dayton' (not to be confused with Old North Dayton); keep that in mind when you ask for advice here. However, I will say that area has had a high poverty rate and high crime rate in the past, and while it is getting better, it still has some issues. If you're set on the house, just be very wary of theft. I understand what you mean about the house--my husband and I wanted the 'big old house with hardwood' too, but I think there may be some lovely houses in nicer areas.

Here's a house in my district for sale: 623*Kenwood Ave,*Dayton,*OH*45406*-*Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors

I'll PM you later.
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:04 AM
 
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Hey folks! I have been on the run all day and haven't had a chance to look at Zillow for further perusal of the Dayton area. Found out that the house on Woodley is under contract and Tennyson has been shelved because it just doesn't sound like a good fit for me, so I am back at square one. Too late now to get started looking...will have to pick up on your suggestions and check them out later tonight. Just want to send appreciation your way for all of your help!
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:17 AM
 
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Ouch. Sorry to hear that, OP.

But please, anything you have to ask we will happily answer!
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