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Old 03-04-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I hope to be visiting my friend/client this summer.

For those on a small budget, here's a cottage in West Lafayette with 2 baths under $100K ($84K) that looks pleasant to me. Taxes under $1K per year. Hmmmmnnnn.....

240 Vicksburg Ln West Lafayette IN - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - MLS #9955801 - Realtor.com®

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Trouble with that house is that it doesn't have much by way of a mud foyer. It's in a zone that has serious winter weather, and it'll be difficult to keep the carpet clean at that doorway. It would also need to be well insulated, and those windows better keep the winter cold out!

 
Old 03-04-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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Trouble with that house is that it doesn't have much by way of a mud foyer. It's in a zone that has serious winter weather, and it'll be difficult to keep the carpet clean at that doorway. It would also need to be well insulated, and those windows better keep the winter cold out!
I assume there is a back door. Neither of the two houses I lived in while in Lafayette had 'mud foyers'.
 
Old 03-04-2013, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I assume there is a back door. Neither of the two houses I lived in while in Lafayette had 'mud foyers'.
Mud foyers are typical in old rural New England farmhouses, it's where the farmers came in to doff their boots and outer clothing muddied from the fields and local roads. I don't think the average retiree needs a mud foyer, unless you're out in the boondocks.
 
Old 03-04-2013, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I cannot believe the size of the homes and amenities in Lafayette given the price. This one would be 2 1/2 to 3 times as much to buy in New England. And taxes under $1K !

Popcorn, is this in a good area?

3317 Brenner St Lafayette IN - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - MLS #9957771 - Realtor.com®
 
Old 03-04-2013, 04:45 PM
 
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WOW! that is a gorgeous house! Too big for me, but what a deal! It is in a very good area.
 
Old 03-04-2013, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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WOW! that is a gorgeous house! Too big for me, but what a deal! It is in a very good area.
All the houses I found there are huge! I mean, for the money. I don't see anything under 1500 sf. I bet you could pick up a really nice condo in a nice area really cheap. Can't wait to visit my friend, whose new house will of course be upscale, but that is not necessary to be happy in retirement. What's the best zip??

Condo

http://www.realtor.com/realestateand...5_M40803-11858
 
Old 03-04-2013, 05:13 PM
 
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All the houses I found there are huge! I mean, for the money. I don't see anything under 1500 sf. I bet you could pick up a really nice condo in a nice area really cheap. Can't wait to visit my friend, whose new house will of course be upscale, but that is not necessary to be happy in retirement. What's the best zip??

Condo

519 Owen Lafayette IN - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - MLS #9954315 - Realtor.com®
This condo is in Highland Park, an old, lovely area of Lafayette. I've been gone so long....not sure about the best zip codes. You need to visit!
 
Old 03-04-2013, 05:40 PM
 
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This condo is in Highland Park, an old, lovely area of Lafayette. I've been gone so long....not sure about the best zip codes. You need to visit!
I think, at this time of my life, I would prefer living in a small house rather than a condo. I want to have dogs and my own garden with peonies, lavender, rhubarb, lily of the valley, snapdragons....all sorts of perennials.....oh, and great tomatoes!!
 
Old 03-05-2013, 01:45 AM
 
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For those of you who are on fb and want to learn a little more about Lafayette, In.....take a look at this page:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/La...220797?fref=ts
 
Old 03-09-2013, 06:45 PM
 
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Here is a listing of subdivisions in Lafayette, IN and the average price of homes for sale.

Lafayette Indiana Real Estate Subdivisions

Might be interesting for those who are considering retiring or moving to Lafayette.
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