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Old 10-02-2006, 02:42 PM
 
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We are currently considering moving from Canada - We are looking at the East coast - but we are looking at places that the house prices are cheap or reasonable and are in nice areas?

Thanks!!
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:59 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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Hello, what is your price range and what size house are you looking?
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Old 10-02-2006, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Yes, please post more info on yourself and your situation. Will job market matter? Is weather important to you? What does "nice area" mean to you: quiet countryside, tight-knit communities, big city fun?
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Old 10-02-2006, 05:38 PM
 
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Our price range is 275000-340000 for a 2800-3000 sqft home
The only place we cannot move is Charlotte NC

Nice as in a nice suburb about 20-25 minutes away from the airport
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Old 10-02-2006, 07:41 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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Wow that is a generous price range! You dont have to stretch yourself to the limit, there are nice places with big houses you want for under $200,000! Does Texas sound good? You might not like the heat but houses there are a great deal and theres alot to do in Texas. Theres many other states to check out as well. Ohio has some good prices and the climate will make you feel at home
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:07 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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You can find nice homes within that price range in the Southeast as opposed to the Northeast. It's hard to direct you towards a specific area since the criteria is so broad, but you may want to look at Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
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Old 10-03-2006, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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For your price range, southern New Jersey would be an option, and is near the Philadelphia airport.
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Old 10-03-2006, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Our price range is 275000-340000 for a 2800-3000 sqft home
The only place we cannot move is Charlotte NC

Nice as in a nice suburb about 20-25 minutes away from the airport

Definitely check out Northeastern Pennsylvania as well. We're only 90 minutes to 2 hours from both New York City and Philadelphia, and the Scranton International Airport is smack dab in the middle of the metropolitan area. As far as a "nice suburb" is concerned, you'll love Clarks Summit, which is, ironically, 20-25 minutes from the airport! The school district, Abington Heights, was recently rated as one of the top 100 public school districts in the COUNTRY for its academic excellence, and housing prices generally will fall within that range. You can find a newer construction two-story home with a two-car garage and 2,800 square feet on a cul-de-sac and about a half-acre lot for around $300,000.

The climate here is temperate, and very similar to that of southern Ontario or Upstate New York. We can have a heat index in the summer on some days in the triple digits, and then we can have winters with major Nor'easters that dump a quick two feet of snow and plunge temperatures below freezing for a week at a time! Springs and Autumns here are gorgeous---Tomorrow's forecast is a high of 75 degrees with sunny skies and a gentle breeze, which should offer the PERFECT opportunity to head a half-hour into the Poconos to gawk at some of the leaves changing colors (Too bad I have work!)

Another area you might like is Moscow, Pennsylvania, about 25 minutes south of the Scranton International Airport. This town has a more "country" feel to it, as opposed to the "yuppie" feelings of the Abingtons, but the residents here are generally well-educated and friendly; they're not your cookie-cutter "rednecks!"

The good thing about the Scranton area is that we're close enough to the major cities for fun day trips, yet we're still just far enough away to avoid the crime issues and the fallout should a terrorist decide to strike NYC or Philly with some sort of chemical weapon (It's not like SCRANTON is going to be bin Laden's next target anyways! Or is it? )

If you have any interest in Pennsylvania, feel free to ask for more information! Best of luck to you in whatever you decide!
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Old 10-03-2006, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Default Don't forget to look at TN!

Tennessee has a lot to offer as well. In East TN, you can be centrally localized to VA and NC. You can get a lot of house for your price range, even a few acres of land to go with it. There are several regional airports to choose from. TN sometimes gets a bad rap for being know as "The bible belt" and "poor Appalachia" Not true!
I was raised in CT, spent 11 years in FL, but I have been in East TN for 10 years and now call it home, I LOVE it here, it is the best place I can imagine to raise my children and no, we are not Baptist nor poor. There is diversity here.
We have fantastic health care facilities, lots of culture to include galleries, symphony's, festivals, lots of historic towns on the National Historic registry and more. We have beautiful scenery and lots of waterways and lakes. Check out the TN forum for some pictures of different towns and ares that locals have posted there.
Climate is great, not to hot in summer, very mild winters, East TN is out of the hurricane or tornado zones.
Our economy in East TN is very strong, unemployment rate is less than 6%.
Property taxes are LOW, insurance rates are LOW, crime rates are LOW.
US Airways just announced that they are doing a 30 some page layout in there magazine on Kingsport TN, listed in several publications as one of the greatest American cities to live in. (Money and Forbes I believe, but don't hold me to that) There are several other TN cities and towns that have been possitivly noted in Natioal pubications.
Hope that helps!
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Old 10-03-2006, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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Cynderelli, ignore all the previous well-meaning posters.. "Watch the pendulum...You're getting sleepy, ....watch the pendulum swing back and forth....concentrate on the pendulum....you're getting sleepier....you feel increasingly relaxed and open to suggestion....watch the pendulum...keep watching the pendulum... yes, and when you wake up, remember the word "Missouri". "Missouri", "Missouri".... say the word "Missouri ...yes, that's it. You feel an overriding urge to move to Missouri where the countryside is so beautiful your heart will ache, the houses so cheap you can afford other things, taxes so low you will wonder how the state pays its bills...watch the pendulum...concentrate on the pendulum...that's right...". "Now, I'm going to count backwards from 10 to 1. When we get to 1, you will awaken refreshed and feeling wonderful and will immediately begin researching Missouri as your next home...10, 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2,......1!!!" Look forward to your move here
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