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Old 10-06-2007, 08:16 AM
 
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Wink Researching cheap places to rent w/o a job

Hi, I know I have been all over the place with my research but I have yet to find the place that I find comfortable relocating too. This is the thing. I am looking to retire soon, but for now still need employment, and looking for a place that I can just come in and find a place to rent for $400/month, can be a studio and check out the city for an affordable small fixer upper for $80,000......Yep I think I am dreaming here. Is there a place in TN or KY? These seem to be the more inexpensive states to live w/o going into a morbidly hot summer, or unbelievably frigid winters. These places tend to be affordable. Also the places in the middle of nowhere! So finding this place would have to be a college town, or have a pretty prosperous area to find work, but at the same time be inexpensive enough that I can just find a house that I can afford to just spend the rest of my life in. I am alone, no children so no worries of schools mainly just of renting w/o employment until I can find something whether it be full time or part time until I can retire fully. Thanks in advance for anyone with ideas! I am open to TN, and KY areas.
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Old 10-06-2007, 08:32 AM
 
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check out craigslist in areas of interest. for example, there were two 1 bd apts. for $425 in kingsport. 80k should buy you a decent place in any of the cities around here...small home, townhouse, etc.

also you can place ads for free on craigslist telling people what you're looking for...
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Old 10-06-2007, 03:47 PM
 
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Default Also Want to Rent W/O a Job

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Hi, I know I have been all over the place with my research but I have yet to find the place that I find comfortable relocating too. This is the thing. I am looking to retire soon, but for now still need employment, and looking for a place that I can just come in and find a place to rent for $400/month, can be a studio and check out the city for an affordable small fixer upper for $80,000......Yep I think I am dreaming here. Is there a place in TN or KY? These seem to be the more inexpensive states to live w/o going into a morbidly hot summer, or unbelievably frigid winters. These places tend to be affordable. Also the places in the middle of nowhere! So finding this place would have to be a college town, or have a pretty prosperous area to find work, but at the same time be inexpensive enough that I can just find a house that I can afford to just spend the rest of my life in. I am alone, no children so no worries of schools mainly just of renting w/o employment until I can find something whether it be full time or part time until I can retire fully. Thanks in advance for anyone with ideas! I am open to TN, and KY areas.
Hi Sillygal, I'm kind of in the same boat as you. I'm currently in MI and will not be moving to the Tri-Cities before next Summer, but I also expect to be needing a temporary home (Apartment) and will not be employed when I arrive. I too am semi-retired but will want and need to work for awhile - or maybe longer because I've worked my entire life and I don't know if I'm going to adapt well to full-time retirement.

I don't know yet how this will work, but I plan to contact several apartment communities a couple of months before I plan to move. If I have to, because I'll be without a job, I plan to offer to pay 6 months rent up front. I can't imagine that they'd refuse.

I'll drive down to the area again in early Spring and narrow down the area I want to live and talk to apartment managers at that time and fill out apps, etc.

I have no children either and few ties, maybe we should stay in touch and get together for coffee when we've finally made it to the Tri-Cities. Good luck to you!
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Florida moving to Tennessee
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Bristol has reasonable rent but from what I understand Johnson city has more employment check out the newspapers, KP and JC can be found at US Newspapers - US Newspaper List under TN as for Bristol Paper you have to go to Home - TriCities.com You'll find very little on C-list but Career Builder is worth a try.
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