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Old 05-16-2007, 09:59 AM
 
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I ...The more difficult question is: where are housing prices still reasonable, wages are good and unemployment rates low? Find THAT area and you might have something.
Check out Ogden, Utah and surrounding areas. Parts of Ogden might be a bit rough, but parts of it are beautiful with the mountains. Plus there is a lot of revitalization going on in Ogden. There's a new rail to SLC that will be completed in 2008. The economy is good, low unemployment.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:09 AM
 
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I was shocked at the amount of house you can buy for the $ in Charlotte NC.The down side of that is you would have to live in Charlotte NC
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Old 05-18-2007, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I was shocked at the amount of house you can buy for the $ in Charlotte NC.The down side of that is you would have to live in Charlotte NC
I agree. We had a huge home built in Texas. The house is gorgeous, unfortunately, it's in Texas.
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Old 05-18-2007, 11:00 AM
 
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No offense to any place, but mainly where houses are cheap are places were incomes are low and the "major" city tends to be very small. Think Midwest, Deeeep South.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:23 PM
 
Location: UPSTATE SC
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Default Big House/Low Costs

We have found in our Town and County, Taylorsville NC --- Alexander County the homes are large and lower cost.

Our home is 3456 s.f. on a little over an acre and we are selling in the mid-200's.

In other cities right near us like Lenoir, Wilkesboro, Bethlehem (all areas right near Hickory/Boone) there are large homes.

We are being transferred, and in the area we are moving, our money couldn't be a home larger than 2500 s.f. on a small lot.

We are hoping the transfer falls through, as we have never had so much room and storage. There is also a studio behind the garage with a full bath that is my husbands getaway, surround sound, recording studio, and hang out. It even has a workshop attached and a patio with sliding glass door, that in itself for him (and me), is priceless . . . . My husband loves his own space . . .
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Old 05-19-2007, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I purchased my 3100sf home in rather upscale Kingwood, TX. About 30 minutes from downtown Houston. Kingwood is in the Houston City limits. Forested, lakefront, tall canopies of trees, country club community of around 70,000 people in 25 villages. I'm surrounded by a 200 acre nature preseve.

My home is custom Tudor, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, hardwood floors, granite kitchen, dual convection ovens, office/library, formel dining room, porte-corcher, raised block panneling, 2 fireplaces, 24 by 17 family room, and 22 by 17 game room, at the end of a rather long culdesak. Price in 2005-$180,000. Its been increasing in value about 7% per year.
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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My house in Baton Rouge, LA is a 5bed 3bath w/pool in a beautiful area of the city. I paid somewheres around $180K back in 2000. Now I'd guess it would go for about $260-275K
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:31 PM
 
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Outside of the Jackson, MS metro area, you can get a 7,000 sq. ft. home for about $400K.
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Even cheaper than AZ
Where do you see these cheap houses? I mean Phoenix while being less expensive than many other metro is still not cheap. A normal size home in Phoenix will run you around $300,000. Sedona is more expensive and Tucson is a bit less albeit not by much.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:20 PM
 
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Tulsa, OK and Fort Worth, TX. You can get a 2,800 sq. ft. with 4/BDR and 2.5 BA for about $215,000. This would be a house 10 years old or less.
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