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Old 01-23-2012, 05:25 PM
 
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Ok so I was looking at homes in PA and more or less got no where. Today was told by a friend that Delaware was nice. Can anyone recommend some towns that are nice? Towns that have affordable homes?
Affordable for me is below 120-140k and some land 3 bedrooms minimal
thanks
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Ocean View, DE
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If you are interested in the beach area, I can assure you that Ocean View is very safe. We do have typical theft and property crimes here, but even that is below the norm (compared to other towns in Delaware) and violent crime is pretty much unheard of around here.

140K will get you a mobile home on its own land here, but that's about it. However, they are decent mobile homes in good areas and I even know of one on a 1/2 acre, town water and sewer service and three bedrooms that is for sale for only 90K. It's less than a half mile away from my house. You may luck out and be able to purchase a foreclosed home for around 140K here, but it will be an older home in need of repairs. Please let me know if you have any other questions....
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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What part of DE are you interested in? Where would you be workig? Are there any other critical factors?
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:20 AM
 
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What part of DE are you interested in? Where would you be workig? Are there any other critical factors?
Nope just what i listed.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:23 AM
 
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Delaware Crime Map


Can anyone tell me if this site is accurate?
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Wilmington Delaware
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I would describe it as accurate for a general picture of the level of crime in a particular zone. I checked some known high crime areas and the data supports the types of crimes and the numbers of crimes. I am a life long Delaware resident.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Ocean View, DE
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Generally speaking, it seems pretty accurate...am also a lifelong Delawarean.
Oddly, I can pinpoint exactly where that area is in red that's a few miles west of where I live. Yep, a haven for crime right there, no doubt!!
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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If you have $120k to $140k you might consider a mobile on rented land in the beach area.Due to the economy people with 2nd homes are baling out. There are some real bargains available. You could shop. Buy a home and still have $100,000 left to put in mutual funds or other investments to pay the ground rent for years to come.
Most of our crime in this area is theft from empty homes.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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your right longnecker - i purchased a 7 year old mobile home in mint condition - it has all the things i was looking for a gas fireplace, kitchen island, lots kitchen cabinets, walkin closets and a garden tub which wasnt on the list but i sure didnt mind - im 4 miles from bowers beach so the ocean breeze still makes it here -
i had no problem moving into a mobile home but some people dont think much of the idea - in all honesty my mobile home is much nicer than my condo in connecticut LOL -
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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oops i guess you didnt notice that stick homes have as well - my condo in connecticut dropped 60,000. there was a time in my lifetime that people didnt sell homes to make a profit they sold them for more room or another location - granted no one is going to make money on a mobile home but i have every amenity i wanted and didnt even pay 60,000. for it - i actually paid quite a bit less and i have no desire to move - its not necessary to make money on everything in life - if you follow that train of thought i think your missing out on the important issues in life - all that matters in the end is your heart mostly everything else will end up at goodwill - i dont know if you live in delaware or not but if you are planning on moving here you best plan on being in northern delaware you just wont blend down here -
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