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Old 05-30-2016, 01:07 PM
 
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You want a nice safe neighborhood with kind people and trees but don't want to live around families with kids? In CR that's mutually exclusive. Beaver park area has shootings like every other day it's not a safe place.
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Old 06-02-2016, 12:34 AM
 
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maybe I was a bit extreme about families and kids, what I meant is I don't want to live buy schools. So tell me, it it true that for $130K -$140K range I won't find a small home in a decent neighborhood ?
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Old 06-02-2016, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, AZ
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I just did a quick search on zillow.com for Marion between 120 and 140k... There looks to be several good options for you. I would avoid the listings south of 7th Ave, but north of that has some good possibilities. I just looked in Marion because I believe that is the best area. However, there are certainly nice parts of CR and even Hiawatha that will probably have some possibilities.

Suggest you spend some serious time on zillow and do some research. I think you can find something that will work for you.
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Old 06-02-2016, 09:37 PM
 
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I just did a quick search on zillow.com for Marion between 120 and 140k... There looks to be several good options for you. I would avoid the listings south of 7th Ave, but north of that has some good possibilities. I just looked in Marion because I believe that is the best area. However, there are certainly nice parts of CR and even Hiawatha that will probably have some possibilities.

Suggest you spend some serious time on zillow and do some research. I think you can find something that will work for you.
If the market in CR is anything like here in Des Moines, 99% of those listings are sold. Here houses are selling in a day, two at most especially in that price range. I'd rent first, try finding a month to month. Then get s good realtor and have him send you listings in your area and price. If it's anything like Des Moines, you'll have to drop what you're doing to look at any new listings. If you like it make an offer immediately.

Like I said, it's crazy in Des Moines, I suspect the same in CR. I sold my house in 10 hours, my neighbor in a day.
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Old 06-03-2016, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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If the market in CR is anything like here in Des Moines, 99% of those listings are sold. Here houses are selling in a day, two at most especially in that price range. I'd rent first, try finding a month to month. Then get s good realtor and have him send you listings in your area and price. If it's anything like Des Moines, you'll have to drop what you're doing to look at any new listings. If you like it make an offer immediately.

Like I said, it's crazy in Des Moines, I suspect the same in CR. I sold my house in 10 hours, my neighbor in a day.


That's probably sound all-around advice. There's a real property craziness apparent in some of the better-performing cities in Iowa.
As I entered a restaurant down here last weekend, I ran into a man at the door who commented on my Iowa State shirt. During a short conversation he related that his son is in design in Iowa City & that it's a regular thing in that metro that a home is listed & sold w/in hours. Craziness, purely & simply..
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Old 06-03-2016, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, AZ
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The market usually gets hot in the spring, but will probably taper off a little soon. I do not think the market in CR is (or ever was) as hot as Des Moines. Although, I would agree that you do not have weeks - especially in that price point. I sold my $175k house in Marion last July in 1 week. Cheaper houses usually go quicker because there is a bigger pool of buyers.
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Old 06-03-2016, 03:15 PM
 
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Thank you all for the advice
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Old 06-07-2016, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Like I said, it's crazy in Des Moines, I suspect the same in CR. I sold my house in 10 hours, my neighbor in a day.
It it's so great, why are you and your neighbor leaving?
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