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Old 10-10-2016, 07:34 PM
 
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Hi everyone. My first post here :-)

I will start my job at IUS in summer 2017. Looking to buy a house in 2018. Any suggestion time-wise?

Max. 150-200K house to live in, with 10–20% down.

Max 10-12 miles away from IUS.

What matters most:
1) safe area,
2) financials: fast house price appreciation, high demand for rent (a room, or the entire house in case I move), lower sensitivity to another real estate market crash
3) upscale area (I will trade off sq. feet. Is it true that it is better to have a more modest/smaller house in an upscale neighborhood than the other way round?)

What matters much less:
1) bridge crossing (a few times a week outside rush hour),
2) school quality (single),
3) lifestyle and amenities

What neighborhoods should I look into? Moderator cut: See below

Appreciate all opinions

Last edited by Oldhag1; 10-12-2016 at 06:02 AM.. Reason: That would involve copyright violations so I would end up deleting them, plus that is asking a little much.
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:54 PM
 
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You can find some nice houses in southern Indiana. That would save you lots of $ for the new tolls that are going into effect next month to cross the river, not to mention the traffic. If I were you, I would start there. Pricing might be more reasonable too. Ken M
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Old 10-13-2016, 02:56 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Floyds Knobs is an upscale area and Georgetown is very nice as well. Home prices in Southern Indiana should go up a lot once the bridges project is finished in a couple of months, it's currently a lot cheaper than the KY side.
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