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Old 10-15-2017, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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A house on 3 acres for $75K, within 40 miles of a VA clinic and no hot humid summers and minimum taxes.

I doubt it exists.
Perhaps in Barnes & Noble. In the Fiction section.
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Old 10-15-2017, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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My wife and I are planning to retire, on a budget... We would love to find a house/manufactured home in good condition and 3 acres for not more than $75K. Thank you for any help and/or advice.
Do not retire. You do not have the financial resources to retire. Keep working.
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Old 10-15-2017, 03:18 PM
 
Location: equator
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Do not retire. You do not have the financial resources to retire. Keep working.

LOL. You tell 'em, S & M! Because working is highly overrated!
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Old 10-15-2017, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Excluding the no income tax requirement, you may be able to get most of the rest of it in the mid to northern lower peninsula of Michigan.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:17 PM
 
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If you're not going to retire with a good financial portfolio or wealthy, then it's all about compromise. I don't think that's earth shattering news, but some people have a hard time realizing that. I'm compromising so I can leave work at 62 and I'm more than happy to do that.
State income tax is a non factor if you don't have a lot of money coming in. Property taxes are a larger factor if you wish to buy a house and not rent on a fixed income. Rents go up, a house payment or a payed off house doesn't.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:23 PM
 
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Yep, that's the plan. Once Tennessee is taken over, Kentucky is next on the list and then maybe they will be heading out to Oklahoma or Kansas. You never know when they might be coming to your town. Resistance is futile!.
The fear is real!

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How old are y'all and have y'all ever gardened or farmed or raised animals?

I've done all that and at my age (50s) am happy to give it all up. Why get into doing so much work?

But then I am always surprised when I run into another former older city person that has moved out here to the sticks. But they usually have plenty of pocket lettuce and build pretty nice houses and have all the latest and greatest.
Probably your age and have wanted it all my life. Can't stand the small lot I have 60x140 and closeness of neighbors and constant noise. Want to trade? I'm not planning on building a new house, would prefer older, so I'm sure what you have is fine.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Do not retire. You do not have the financial resources to retire. Keep working.
I missed where Rod5591 said anything about his financial resources. He is simply trying to figure out how his retirement will work.

Retirement is scary when you have not made the leap yet. There are many posters here who would not be comfortable going into retirement even if they had 5X my cash flow.

What you think you would be comfortable with, will be entirely different from how much someone else will need.

After 16 years of retirement I am still learning.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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You are not going to find a house with a few acres for $75,000 in northeast Tennessee. You are in California. Sell out, and use your equity to buy a property in cash in another state at a normal budget.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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... Property taxes are a larger factor if you wish to buy a house and not rent on a fixed income. Rents go up, a house payment or a payed off house doesn't.
Property taxes have a wide variation.

When I first retired we had a small home on 0.24 acre of land with property taxes over $5,000.

We moved and now own a much larger house on 150 acres with property taxes less than $1,000/year.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:38 PM
 
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You're going to have to compromise somewhere (weather, taxes). The first state that comes to mind is New Hampshire. No income tax, no sales tax. Property taxes tend to be high but vary from town to town, property to property so check and compare. The overall tax burden is pretty comfortable, especially if you're not a drinker or a gambler or a smoker (the "sin" taxes are highest). I don't know if you can buy land with a house on it for $75,000, but I do think you could find some nice land that permits livestock and placement of a mobile home and buy the MH separately. I haven't been up there in almost 20 years, but I'm sure it's the same as ever - friendly people who mind their own business, beautiful landscapes, four distinct seasons, close to all kinds of things including VA and other really excellent medical care.

I would recommend the Upstate of South Carolina (Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Oconee Counties) to you also because it ticks all your boxes except for the hot humid summers. It's not tax free but definitely tax friendly, especially for seniors. I've never been to Aiken, SC, but have also heard good things about it. It's close to Augusta GA and has a VA Medical Center there, too.
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