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Old 03-22-2018, 02:15 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Funny, as a millennial I'd MUCH rather the bottom 10. Tampa and Fort Myers have affordable areas around them surprisingly with lots of families, and are way less depressing/boring than areas like Scranton. Yuck!
A New Yorker with a hard on for Florida? Now I have seen everything! /s
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:38 PM
 
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The Florida cities are not unpopular with millennials they are just so popular with q-tips that it skews that stats.
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Old 03-23-2018, 12:35 PM
 
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Funny, as a millennial I'd MUCH rather the bottom 10. Tampa and Fort Myers have affordable areas around them surprisingly with lots of families, and are way less depressing/boring than areas like Scranton. Yuck!
This is a list of where millennials do buy, not where they want to buy. Price is a major factor. Millennials may prefer other cities, but they generally can't afford to buy in them.
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Old 03-23-2018, 02:22 PM
 
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Also, why buy a house that will inevitable end up underwater?
Because in Sarasota inevitable is 200 years from now because the city is 16ft above sea level, Lakeland, FL is 197 ft above sealevel, that place is never going underwater.
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Old 03-27-2018, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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Some really nice housing stock for bargain basement prices. Also, a lot of fixer-uppers can be bought for a song for those who are willing to tackle that sort of project.

If (granted a big 'if') someone can find gainful employment within commuting distance, or work from home, these cities are definitely in the running.

For example, $55,000, Rush Blvd. Youngstown, OH

Source:https://photos.zillowstatic.com/p_c/...1000000000.jpg

$90,000, Madera Ave. Youngstown, OH

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I don't know if the "if" is that big, if you're in a STEM field. I got laid-off on a Friday, and had a new job the following week. I was looking forward to an unemployment vacation, too.

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Because in Sarasota inevitable is 200 years from now because the city is 16ft above sea level, Lakeland, FL is 197 ft above sealevel, that place is never going underwater.
Huh, when I read that comment, I assumed they meant underwater after the next real-estate adjustment, not after sea-level rise due to AGW. But I guess they might have meant either.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:32 AM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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This is a list of where millennials do buy, not where they want to buy. Price is a major factor. Millennials may prefer other cities, but they generally can't afford to buy in them.
Homes in metro Tampa/Jax/SC cities are fairly cheap as well though, especially for someone like me where Avg. home price in my area is above 700k.
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Old 03-27-2018, 10:33 AM
 
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Not everyone who moves to a city moves there with the express purpose of buying a house. In fact most people move to or stay in a city do so because they have JOBS there. And if you have a well paying job, you are most likely to be able to afford a house in cities with low housing prices, e.g., Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse.
Another example of a starter house that needs a little bit of work in one of the “best” school districts in Upstate NY, with plenty of shopping nearby that may appeal to some: https://www.cnyrealtor.com/index.php...ESC&row=6&pos=
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