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Old 07-08-2007, 09:08 PM
 
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Have you moved to a new part of the country because of the cost of housing? Where did you come from and where did go? How did you pick your new location? What adjustments did you have to make? Were the people in your new area more or less like you than the ones you left? Did you regret your decision?
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Old 07-09-2007, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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I would recommend to people moving to cheap communities to look at the economics and quality of infrastructure usually there is a reason why it is cheap.

Sometimes its just because there is lots of land and its very visually unappealing with very lax land-use policies. But other times its the economy that is the reason for such low housing costs.

Overall, For those from higher priced states looking to move I would recommend going moderate-priced states because the lowest-priced states tend have a reason for low housing values which is usually lack of demand.
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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I moved from Monterey, CA to San Antonio, TX, but it was a military transfer

Definitely was a huge economic difference though. There was no way I could afford a house in Monterey and in San Antonio I bought a four bedroom, three full bath house for around $140K. That would easily fetch over $1 million in Monterey..

and it's true you should research why prices are cheap, but occasionally it's just ignorance on the area. I'll admit I didn't like San Antonio at all before I moved here, even though I really didn't know anything about it. It's far from perfect, but the main reason it's cheap is because it's really hot in the summer and people just don't think about the place.
The economy is freaking booming here, though, and my house is now worth closer to $200K..
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