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Old 05-15-2007, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Where in the U.S. can you get the largest house (in a safe area) for the least amount of money?

I have heard Houston and areas in Arizona are notorious for this. Anyone hear others???
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I have a big house for a relatively small price in San Antonio, Texas I'd be willing to sell you.
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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I would have to say Ohio in general. Where i live in NE Ohio you can get a 3000 sq/ft house, 4BR 3 Bath for 300K for a new house probably between 200k and 300k for an older one.

This listings are in a pretty upscale township
http://www.firstplacerealestate.com/...Submit2=Search
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:23 PM
 
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Default What do you consider big?

I can sell you my home.

Want to move to LI?
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:12 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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If you are talking about relatively large metro areas, I would say the suburbs of Dallas and Houston have large homes for a low price. The downside is that the resell value isn't all that great compared to other cities.
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:18 PM
 
Location: NY to FL to ATL
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I would have to say the Atlanta area, but then I just moved from Florida so a lot seems cheap by comparison.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:38 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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Are you wanting quality or not? If your not interested in the actual quality of the house you can find a large home pretty cheap in some areas of Texas (and just about a lot of other places too). However if your wanting a good quality home, in a safe area, that will appreciate in value even in Texas and in the Dallas area (city and suburbs) your going to be forking over more than you think. It ain't THAT inexpesive. In my area of Dallas a good quality home in a family friendly area is going to start at around $350K and up from there. My neighborhood is more like $425K and up.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:42 PM
 
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
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This may be surprising to some, but New York might be the answer....upstate New York that is, and certainly not as in the Adirondaks region either. (sorry) Obviously it is a double edge sword with these sort of questions, as you might expect, as yes the economy in the region is horrid in the region I am referring to.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:45 PM
 
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Texas has very cheap housing. Even cheaper than AZ
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:52 PM
 
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The houses are cheaper because in most cases the unemployment is high or the wages are low.

Look at Erie, Pa. It is dirt cheap for housing in Erie, but there are few jobs and the weather is terrible most of the year.
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