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Old 11-01-2008, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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Actually, most of northeast Ohio is pretty cheap compared to the rest of the nation. Just like Buffalo our prices have held pretty steady. Most of the suburbs in the Youngstown area are actually quite nice and have good to excellent schools. Taxes are higher than the sunbelt, but less than the Northeast US. The sales tax in my area(Trumbull County) isn't bad either,6.5%.
If you are looking for something super cheap you could probably find something in Youngstown or Warren for 5k-40k, but i doubt you would want to live there. It's that cheap because it's not a nice neighborhood to live in. You could probably find something in the 55k to 90k range that would be a nice area, but most people don't want to send their kids to school in these cities (although, the Warren City Schools are much better than Youngstown).


Anyway, if you want really good schools in a nice area run a search of homes in these areas:


Cortland (44410)
Canfield
Howland Township (zip 44484 make sure it says Howland schools, not Warren, it makes a huge difference in price)
Poland Village
Boardman

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Old 11-01-2008, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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$650,000 would get you a large mansion in the Buffalo area, - amazing really.
Even here, $650,000 depending on where you look can get you a great house or a very small house.

Examples.

Even in these tough economic times, the cheapest house in Palo Alto(3bd/1bth/1,009 sq ft) still costs
$975,000


Palo Alto seems unaffected.
$1,325,000


Palo Alto
$2,795,000


Up in The City, $650,000 for a single family house is doable but generally in a rougher part of town.


Generally speaking, middle market single family homes in San Francisco begins at around a million dollars.
$1,095,000




Over in Berkeley, this is what $650,000 buys.
'

As in SF, decent in Berkeley costs a few hundred thousand dollars more.
$849,000



HOWEVER, Away from the yuppiedom, prices fall quite a bit. The city of Antioch is like the bay area's foreclosure capital.

This huge house in Antioch is only $405,000, probably worth twice that amount a year or two ago.


This Antioch house is now an amazingly low $589,000-probably a million dollar home last year.


This Antioch house is only $353,000-dirt cheap.



So as you can see, there are lots of bargains these days.
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Old 11-01-2008, 11:58 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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So as you can see, there are lots of bargains these days.

Yeah, cheap .

Here is the average and above average houses for the town I am in. Some very livable places can be had for $50,000 in town and some in the next town over you can pick up a house that is a block or two from the Lake Michigan sugar sand beach for under $100,000
5 bed 2 bath 2500 sq/ft 6 acres IN town $209,000
42 acres waterfront $125,000
2 bed 1225 sq/ft 12 acres waterfront $113,900
3bed 1.5 bath 20 acres $149,900
3 bed 2 bath $89,900 This one is in a very nice neighborhood.
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Yeah, cheap .

Here is the average and above average houses for the town I am in. Some very livable places can be had for $50,000 in town and some in the next town over you can pick up a house that is a block or two from the Lake Michigan sugar sand beach for under $100,000
5 bed 2 bath 2500 sq/ft 6 acres IN town $209,000
42 acres waterfront $125,000
2 bed 1225 sq/ft 12 acres waterfront $113,900
3bed 1.5 bath 20 acres $149,900
3 bed 2 bath $89,900 This one is in a very nice neighborhood.


Love the trees.
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:21 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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Originally Posted by 18Montclair View Post
Even here, $650,000 depending on where you look can get you a great house or a very small house.

Examples.

Even in these tough economic times, the cheapest house in Palo Alto(3bd/1bth/1,009 sq ft) still costs
$975,000


Palo Alto seems unaffected.
$1,325,000


Palo Alto
$2,795,000


Up in The City, $650,000 for a single family house is doable but generally in a rougher part of town.


Generally speaking, middle market single family homes in San Francisco begins at around a million dollars.
$1,095,000




Over in Berkeley, this is what $650,000 buys.
'

As in SF, decent in Berkeley costs a few hundred thousand dollars more.
$849,000



HOWEVER, Away from the yuppiedom, prices fall quite a bit. The city of Antioch is like the bay area's foreclosure capital.

This huge house in Antioch is only $405,000, probably worth twice that amount a year or two ago.


This Antioch house is now an amazingly low $589,000-probably a million dollar home last year.


This Antioch house is only $353,000-dirt cheap.



So as you can see, there are lots of bargains these days.
Lol, yes if you could pick those houses up and drop them off in Buffalo, you could sell them individually for 100 - 350 grand, I must say, Land Value makes a huge difference in different areas!
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Location: New York City
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The Bay Area's median home price is down $230,000 falling to $650,000 from $880,000. Now is a great time to buy.
too funny
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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too funny
yes, I know it sounds ridiculous, but we've had this decade long price boom so to see such declines presents major opportunities for once priced out buyers-despite the decline being a result of bad economic times.
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