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Old Today, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Land of the Great Bears
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Knoxville got on the list because:

- I'm currently in Alabama, and it's a half-day's drive to my daughter (Nashville)
- No income tax
- Low cost of housing
- Decent scenery
- Fastest housing appreciation in the country, which would hopefully continue if I bought
- Some recreational stuff nearby (Smokies, etc.)..
Why is this a consideration? You're retiring!

I'm an Alaskan who attended college in Bellingham, WA and remember playing tennis one day in January there. That's something you definitely can't do in Alaska. At least, not yet.

PNW at sea level typically has very little if any cold (below freezing) weather in winter. They're quite mild, actually.
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Old Today, 11:26 AM
 
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Seriously???

Park City is only Salt Lake....and in the upper elevations. We lived on $45k in SLC. $125k would be more than enough.
You can buy a house in Summit Park for $500-something. That would be a pretty easy mortgage to handle on $125k. If youíre living at a ski resort, itís actually kind of nice to be away from the unwashed masses in town. Youíre also much closer to Salt Lake City.
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Old Today, 12:52 PM
 
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You can buy a house in Summit Park for $500-something. That would be a pretty easy mortgage to handle on $125k. If youíre living at a ski resort, itís actually kind of nice to be away from the unwashed masses in town. Youíre also much closer to Salt Lake City.
Thanks. I will look into it. What do you think about the Heber Valley/City area?
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Old Today, 12:56 PM
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Location: North Monterey County
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You can buy a house in Summit Park for $500-something. That would be a pretty easy mortgage to handle on $125k. If youíre living at a ski resort, itís actually kind of nice to be away from the unwashed masses in town. Youíre also much closer to Salt Lake City.

Ayup. Or on the backside near Jordannelle or Midway where youíre right next to PC is also affordable.
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Old Today, 12:59 PM
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Location: North Monterey County
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Thanks. I will look into it. What do you think about the Heber Valley/City area?
Heber Valley is lovely...and more affordable too. Lovely small town atmosphere....a lot of building going on there so growing pains is an issue.....but get a view of The Wasatch Back is priceless.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2...45491072_zpid/

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/9...84289087_zpid/

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