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Old 04-11-2007, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Where I live, for $300k, you can get an older 3 bedroom condo or a newer 2 bedroom condo. There are no houses in my town for $300k. I live in Robbinsville, NJ, which is in the center of the state.

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Old 04-11-2007, 03:10 PM
 
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Florida is a mixed bag, depending on where you go.

City where I live now:

Tallahassee FL:

http://homepics.realtor.com/image9/http/tallahassee/listings/large/065/162265.jpg (broken link)

4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2206 Sq. Ft

315k



City Where I'll be moving in about three weeks:

West Palm Beach, FL:

http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/westpalmbeach/submit/large/040/r2754688a.jpg (broken link)

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2560 Sq. Ft.

$310,000

City Where I grew up:

Port St. Lucie, FL:

http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/westpalmbeach/listings/large/069/r2785572_1.jpg (broken link)

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, 2490 Sq. Ft.

$309,000
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:11 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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For $300K in San Jose, CA where I live, you can get a:

1/1 Condo, 632 Sq. ft.

For anything with 2 bedrooms, you'd have to start at least with $325K for a 828 sq. ft. condo, or opt for a mobile home. Single homes start in the mid $400K, and those are the really small and bad fixer-uppers. Any decent liveable single home at least starts in the mid $500K.
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:47 AM
 
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I purposely chose a 'lesser area' (not very good) thinking I could find you guys something decent for $300,000...no wonder we have to get the heck out of here. We need a home for half that cost or less!!


This is a house going for $299,000 in an undesirable area:


I mean, for real estate on Long Island, $300,000 is NOTHING!! (except for folks like me who cannot get by here!)
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Old 04-12-2007, 06:10 AM
 
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I thought it would be interesting if we all posted a picture of the best available housing in our respective area's for $300,000.

SAN ANTONIO, TX

$305,000
5 Bed, 5 Bath
4,021 Sq. Ft.



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Why is it that the big house looks smacked right up against something else? It looks like there's not even a foot of space between that house and one next door??? What's up with that?
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Old 04-12-2007, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Why is it that the big house looks smacked right up against something else? It looks like there's not even a foot of space between that house and one next door??? What's up with that?
New developments = All house, little lots.
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Old 04-13-2007, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Why is it that the big house looks smacked right up against something else? It looks like there's not even a foot of space between that house and one next door??? What's up with that?
Those seem to be the preferred style of houses these days, at least in this area. I live near Fort Worth and it seems what they call "zero lot lines" are popular. I look at them as giant apartments with air space between them and the next giant apartment. IMO, it's the more yuppie crowd that want nothing to do with yard work or maintenance of trees, shrubs, etc. To each their own, I suppose. Below is what you'd get for 300K in my area. Both properties are actually listed a bit under 300K.

http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/ntreis/listings/large/010/10724188.jpg (broken link)

http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/ntreis/listings/large/093/10742451.jpg (broken link)
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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This is from the city I used to live in, Lynnwood Washington, about 18 miles north of Seattle. This house is not in a very good location.

$309,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,272 Sq. Ft.
0.22 Acres


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Old 04-13-2007, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I grew up in Arlington, WA, a rural farming town about 45 miles north of Seattle. Here's what I found there:

$299,950
3 Bed, 2 Bath
2,560 Sq. Ft.
0.11 Acres


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Old 04-13-2007, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Here's another one for you: The least expensive home in Greenwich, CT: the town next to my hometown.

3 Bedrooms
1.5 Bathrooms
1494 sqft
0.07 Acres
Aluminum siding
Built in 1910
Price: $525,000

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/greenwich/listings/large/009/64038_101.jpg (broken link)

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