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Old 11-07-2008, 04:03 PM
 
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I don't even know if people in Kentucky refer to it as that

Im referring to the area between Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati.

What Im looking for is a nice small town where I can buy an old fixer upper house between $100,000 and $130,000. Now when I say fixer upper I don't mean completely trashed. I mean more of a house that just needs substantial updating.

Any ideas of where I could start my search?
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:04 PM
 
Location: wannabeinkentucky
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Eminence, Carrollton, Shelbyville to name a few. LaGrange, Crestood might have fixer uppers.
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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The problem with Crestwood, LaGrange, and most of Oldham County is the average age of a home is very young compared to Shelby or Henry Counties. If employment and infrastructure such as high speed internet are not important, I would look at Milton, Bedford, and most of Henry County.
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:33 PM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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Danville or Wilmore
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Danville or Wilmore
Are you taking something for your eyes? Danville and Wilmore are neither inside the Triangle. Close maybe, but neither have ever been considered Triangle towns.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:38 PM
 
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The problem with Crestwood, LaGrange, and most of Oldham County is the average age of a home is very young compared to Shelby or Henry Counties. If employment and infrastructure such as high speed internet are not important, I would look at Milton, Bedford, and most of Henry County.
High speed internet is very important as I am self employed and need it for business. Thanks for bringing that up as I didn't even think of it as an issue.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:40 PM
 
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Let me also state that inside that triangle isn't an absolute necessity. I would be traveling to Louisville, Cincy and Indianapolis quite a bit so it looked like a great location.

Im up for all suggestions on nice small towns. Thanks a bunch so far for the help.
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:55 PM
 
Location: wannabeinkentucky
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The problem with Crestwood, LaGrange, and most of Oldham County is the average age of a home is very young compared to Shelby or Henry Counties. If employment and infrastructure such as high speed internet are not important, I would look at Milton, Bedford, and most of Henry County.
That's why I said possibly LaGrange or Crestwood. Average doesn't mean there are no older fixer uppers. When we in Kentucky we lived in an awesome older house just outside of LaGrange.
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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High speed internet is very important as I am self employed and need it for business. Thanks for bringing that up as I didn't even think of it as an issue.
You are welcome. Just practicing my profession.

Yes, I live in Crestwood and my office is in LaGrange. During the recent real estate boom, most of the available older "fixer-uppers" got fixed up, especially those in the price range suggested. This doesn't mean there aren't some excellent homes available, but my point was the number available. As a matter of fact, my wife and I are rehabbing a 1944 built Cape Cod style home into our LaGrange office.

Of course, with the limited criteria specified, we were speaking of the entire Triangle which I feel I probably know as well as any one person. Do I know the entire area like the back of my hand, of course not, but I feel that considering every locale, I would test out pretty well.

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Old 11-08-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: wannabeinkentucky
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Number available. I heard this in another thread, another state. All I can say is I'm glad we didn't limit ourselves to an area that had over 300+ houses available in our range, probably 150 if not more met most if not all of our criteria. The town we now live in had 3 houses in our range, all 3 met all of our criteria. Looking back, we got alot better house for the same money we were looking at spending elsewhere. We're looking at a transfer probably in the spring. [Unfortunately NOT back to Kentucky. ] I'm not going to base where we look for a house on the number available. Even if there's just a few the one you really want might be one of the few.

OT - does anywhere in Henry County have affordable high speed internet yet? We we left almost 2 years ago there weren't many affordable options. Where we're living now we pay $2 more for our DSL than we did in Henry County for the slowest dialup I've even used. Wait, no our free trial with AOL there was slower, but I tried it for a week and said shut it off.
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