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Old 10-31-2009, 05:37 AM
 
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Where in south East USA has cheap real estate. Any specific cities? I am interested in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee areas. Any help is greatly appretiated!
whoday -

so you want a new house for around $120k, in a town that has less than 10,000 people, in one of 5 states.

That oughta narrow it down to about 1,000 choices or so.

You might get some good advice if you are more specific.

 
Old 10-31-2009, 06:27 AM
 
Location: 95468
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Please, sit down and think about the culture difference before you make the move. Sometimes, a bigger house is not worth the culture that you are moving into, not to mention the type of people that you will be surrounded by in those states listed.
Just mention the south and the hate will follow.
The civil war is over. We all (races) elected a black president.
Imagine if this was said of another locale or people.
After sitting down and thinking it stinks more than ever.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 06:29 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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If you're looking for a small town you might have better luck posting here. http://www.city-data.com/forum/rural-small-town-living/
 
Old 10-31-2009, 07:37 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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We are aware of the cultural difference, we have visited the south many times, we however want to buy a starter home. we want something that is generally newer construction. We only wanna move to this home for 5-7 years and we dont want to feel cramped.

we would like to spend around 120,000 -130,000 for the home and get a new single family home. no condo's or duplex.
Brunswick, GA. One hour to either Savannah or Jacksonville, 10 minutes to the beach, relatively good economy, nice town all-around. You could definitely find a new house in your price range there.

Brunswick, Georgia
 
Old 10-31-2009, 08:28 AM
 
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Just mention the south and the hate will follow.
The civil war is over. We all (races) elected a black president.
Imagine if this was said of another locale or people.
After sitting down and thinking it stinks more than ever.
Sorry, I just speak the truth.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 08:30 AM
 
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Eek. Are you sure you want to live in the South? Are you absolutely positive? Eeek..

Have you ever put some consideration into living somewhere in the Southwest such as in Colorado? The mountain views are beautiful, the weather is neutral and the accents aren't horrendous. Just a thought.
I agree with this. To the OP, I would suggest visiting before you make the move.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 09:37 AM
 
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Maybe this new article will help you decide too.

Macon, GA made the top ten best affordable and GA was on your list.

Same 4BR house -- wildly different prices - AOL Real Estate
 
Old 10-31-2009, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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For a newer "big" house you'll need at least $185k, even in most of the small towns.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 04:14 PM
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Location: Ohio
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While it's admirable to be loyal to the part of the country you live in, loyalty is no excuse for insulting other members. It's fine to disagree, but don't get personal with your counterpoint when you disagree.

Besides, this is a thread where it's more important to be helpful than to be right. The OP is asking for recommendations and is fully capable of sorting out conflicting information from those recommendations without our help. If you're only posting to be right, you're here for the wrong reason.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 11:05 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Oh, ok. Well, this is the problem that you are going to have..... many people are not aware of small towns. However, what people are going to do is to give you the closest city and tell you to research the area around it yourself. Honestly, I think that is what is going to help you narrow down your search.

Therefore, I would suggest Charleston SC and Raleigh NC. Maybe around 35 to 40 minutes outside of those places can get you something in the 130,000 range for a 2 bedroom - 2 bath. Also, from what I hear, the state of Tennesee as a whole is very expensive compared to other southern states.
???
You meant to say that Tennessee is inexpensive right?
Cost of Living 2nd Quarter 2009 COL Ranking
AL- 14
GA- 6
SC-25
NC- 24
VA- 26
KY- 3
TN- 2

Tennessee does have a high sales tax but it is offset by no income tax, and in many areas low property taxes also.Their low COL also comes with low wages, and like the rest of the country right now, jobs are difficult to come by and unemployment is high.

If you are going to need jobs then perhaps areas around Knoxville, Chattanooga, or Atlanta.
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