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Old 04-13-2007, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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This is a home in columbus, ohio. It is pretty much almost in the city...just a few miles north. 339,000...4 bedroom, 2 and a half bath, and a 2 car gr
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:43 PM
 
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http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/sumter/listings/large/043/61804.jpg (broken link)
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This house is listed in my hometown of Sumter, SC, for $309,000. It sits on 1/3 of an acre, in downtown Sumter.
* Year Built: 1903
* 3 total bedroom(s)
* 3 total full bath(s)
* Approximately 3244 sq
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:47 PM
 
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http://images3.gabriels.net/NYTRegional/Wilmington/Photos/381546_01.jpg (broken link)

Here's one in Wilmington, NC, where I currently live. It's listed at $300,000
3BR/2BA, built in 2002.
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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There is nothing in my area (Greenwich Village) going for $300k, but I could find a studio for $430k:

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/manhattanny/listings/large/088/266691a.jpg (broken link)
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
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Actually, if you pan out and look at the real estate all throughout Manhattan, you can find something like this (another studio) for $300k in Midtown:

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/manhattanny/listings/large/074/320705d.jpg (broken link)

lol
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:09 PM
 
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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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Arkansas, Cherokee Village, on a lake, 3400 sf. $1240, property tax

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Old 04-18-2007, 05:08 PM
 
Location: WV
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300k in Baltimore gets you less space than the 150k house, but is in an area you're not quite as likely to be shot....
300,000 gets a 2 br 2.5 bth rowhouse, 916 lot size
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Default $275,000-$310,000

For the price range of around $300,000, homes like these can be had in my area:






Olyphant: $309,900. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 2,200 Square Feet







Wilkes-Barre: $299,900. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2,300 Square Feet




Dunmore: $299,900. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2,124 Square Feet




Sterling: $299,000. 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 2,676 Square Feet




Throop: $299,000. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2,040 Square Feet




New Milford: $298,000. 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 3,489 Square Feet


Blakely: $295,000. 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 3,320 Square Feet


Tunkhannock: $294,750. 5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 3,352 Square Feet





Dunmore: $285,000. 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 2,600 Square Feet





Scranton: $279,900. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 2,247 Square Feet




Brooklyn: $279,000. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1,058 Square Feet






Prompton: $275,000. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1,980 Square Feet

This is just a small sampling of the gorgeous homes on the market in my area for that price range. It's hard to believe so many people bash Scranton left and right when you can get twice the house for half the money that you'd pay in the "better" areas like NJ.
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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This is just a small sampling of the gorgeous homes on the market in my area for that price range. It's hard to believe so many people bash Scranton left and right when you can get twice the house for half the money that you'd pay in the "better" areas like NJ.
I know from bio you're CPA bound...you've got a good eye for photography..and a "Scranton" zeal. You should think about getting established as a realitor.
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I know from bio you're CPA bound...you've got a good eye for photography..and a "Scranton" zeal. You should think about getting established as a realitor.
Thanks. Actually, real estate is my true passion in life. Nothing would make me happier than to work as a buyers' agent to show people from outside of the area who are considering relocating to PA some of the finer points the region has to offer. I'm getting the Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and pursuing my CPA simply to spend 5-10 years banking a generous salary before quitting and breaking into the untapped realm of the local real estate market as a relocation specialist. I already have my whole business itinerary planned out:

-Open up my own real estate office in Downtown Scranton called
"Electric City Realty." My office will be housed in a renovated loft-like unit, hopefully on the second-story of the Connell Building, which will be renovated in the upcoming years to house a market, book store, and premium office space (offering excellent visibility to house my firm).

-Devote myself FULL-TIME to the demands of my career. I'd love to spend weekends and holidays driving people around the region and learning more about my potential buyers so that I could match them up with their proper location and home. I'd also like to be in my office daily from 9 AM-8 PM---a little beyond the usual "9-5" because I'd like to give people getting out of work at 5 PM the opportunity to drop by the office to check out our listings or consider us to list their home.

-Concentrate my firm's focus entirely on the city limits of Scranton and other "in-town" neighborhoods. While I'd be more than happy to show prospective buyers around to the suburbs, I'd love to be able to turn away potential listings from housing developers, strip mall developers, and people looking to list homes that are in suburban/exurban locales, as these same people are the ones who turned their backs on the city and hurt it for so many years. Why should they be rewarded for that with my services and expertise? I'm actually not even sure if it would be legal of me to deny service to someone based upon their geographic location, but if it is, then by all means I want suburbia to know that not everyone is pleased to see what it has done to our once-bustling city. The effects that sprawl has had upon our city will take many more years to reverse.

-Advertise heavily in NYC and NJ. I'm probably one of the few locals who thinks that the growth in the Poconos will soon be spilling over into the Scranton area. As a result, I think promoting the city's safe streets, good schools, and walkable, traditional neighborhoods to people looking to escape the rising taxes and cost-of-living in NYC and Northern New Jersey might be a "gold mine" in the making.

-Get into the "flipping" business. Once the reputation of my firm grows, I'd like to branch out into real estate investments as well. There's a plethora of "handyman's specials" just waiting in the wings in the city, and I want to be the one who swoops in to purchase them, renovate them, and resell them to young families at only a marginal profit (I'm not looking to rake anybody over the coals or drastically elevate the city's cost-of-living; I just want my expenses to be covered). One drawback to Scranton vs. the suburbs is that much of its housing stock is "outdated." All of the new projects on the horizon for the city (lofts, condos, penthouses, tonwhomes, etc.) are all geared towards young professionals and empty-nesters. Meanwhile, nobody is attempting to lure in some families with children from their suburban enclaves in South Abington. A growing population of latte-sipping upper-middle-class yuppies is currently being noticed in the city, but let's not forget that children are equally as important to a healthier tomorrow. I choke up to see children riding bikes along the sidewalks of the Hill Section and parents walking their children from their homes to Nay Aug Park to enjoy a wonderful family-oriented day---something I didn't have very many of growing up due to living here in suburbia. I want more children to be able to experience times like those!

I don't ever foresee myself having a family or even a significant other in my future due to certain circumstances, so I'd be free to devote myself
100% to the business. If possible, I'd also pursue a Master's Degree in Real Estate to use as a "crutch" to advertise myself in the very beginning to lure in the first few listings until my own reputation starts to grow from their word-of-mouth.
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