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Old 06-01-2019, 08:06 PM
 
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Preferably anywhere in the southwest or somewhere where it's not too cold in winter
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Old 06-02-2019, 05:52 AM
 
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Define “decent home’.
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Old 06-02-2019, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Beaverton, Oregon
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Also, define "not too cold in winter".
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Old 06-02-2019, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Your weather requirement is the catch. The only part of the country where housing is that cheap is in less desirable parts of the Midwest. Think rust belt areas. You could probably find small farm towns in rural Indiana, Michigan or Ohio that are cheap like that. As long as your not needing access to good jobs that is.

The other option is a nicer/newer mobile home. Of course then you have lot rent but I bet you could get in under 50k in the Southwest.
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Old 06-02-2019, 11:27 PM
 
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That's below replacement value anywhere with US-type wages. So basically it would have to be an area with more housing than demand.
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Old 06-03-2019, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Chiraq, Crook County
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Someone said trailer homes. Yes. That or extremely rural Midwest, or extremely poor inner city neighborhoods, which are probably dangerous and have a plethora of problems.

You can't be too picky if you're only paying $50k for a home. Sorry.
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Old 06-03-2019, 12:26 AM
 
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They're everywhere, and of course vary in suitability but with some research easy enough to find. In Georgia for just one example the Augusta, Macon-Warner Robins and Columbus metro areas all have sizable inventory. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...ct/7_zm/0_mmm/
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:46 AM
 
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They're everywhere, and of course vary in suitability but with some research easy enough to find. In Georgia for just one example the Augusta, Macon-Warner Robins and Columbus metro areas all have sizable inventory. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...ct/7_zm/0_mmm/
Nice research! That house in Gadsen Alabama for $49,000 is fantastic at $17 a square foot. Of course, I have no idea whare Gadsen is, or what it it like, but wow.
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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The middle of nowhere. Pick a state.
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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I would say Youngstown, OH and some of the surrounding suburbs would be your best bet to find a truly decent home in a declining but still decent area for that price.
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