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Old 11-21-2010, 08:45 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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so plans are now underway for me to move away form ct probably spring of 2012, i need a little more credit history (12 months of rent checks as i was paying cash) and then ill be off...

being this is the plan...and i have no idea where to look for a home...
im planning to spend the spring/summer checking out various areas that might suit me.

but i have no idea realy where to start so i used that "find your spot" survey thing online and heres some places it thought would work given my answers.
in no particular order.

now keep in mind im looking for somewhere quiet, low population but within an hour to a good medical center, and shopping, where i can get a little fixer up house with a couple of acres to raise some goats, rabbit and chickens on, ideally between 3-10 acres for around/under $50,000
(i know its a long shot, but a fixer/mobile/manufactured is fine)
i am planning on being as self sustaining as possible, i am none physically disabled so a town thats not going to judge me based on some of my avoident behaviours would be great.
i also work online alot so good internet acess will be important...otherwise im not too fussy.

heres the 'list" now i wont nessicarily be looking in these exact towns, but in the general vicinity around them...
and id love any personal opinions on any of these areas.
any additional suggestions would be great, and any "must sees" when i plan my road trips around these areas would also be great.

morganton, NC
herber springs/greers ferry lake, AR
mt airy, NC
mountain home/bull shoals, AR
Berkeley Springs, WV
Hickory, NC
Morganton WV
Abingdon VA
Hot Springs AR
hendersonville NC
Holiday Island AR
Elkins WV
Edenton NC
Winterville NC
paris TN
Roanoke VA
guntersville AL

St Helens and astoria OR
Spokane and Olympia Wa also both came up but im thinking WA/OR is going to be out of my price range.

so anyone have any thoughts on any of these...
i notice NC, AR, WV and VA seem to be my top 4 suggested states. lol
i think AR and AL are too far south or me...

so im thinking of trying to stick in the WV/VA/NC/TN areas

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Old 11-23-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I moved to the far northeast corner of TN a few years ago and it's a lovely area. Acreage for 50k might require a bit of patience and a lot of searching , but I think it's doable, especially if you are willing to go a little further out into the boonies.
TN has a high sales tax but is generally lower on property tax than NC and VA, we also have no state tax on earned income.
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Old 11-26-2010, 03:06 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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thank you dubble, very helpfull
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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so plans are now underway for me to move away form ct probably spring of 2012, i need a little more credit history (12 months of rent checks as i was paying cash) and then ill be off...

being this is the plan...and i have no idea where to look for a home...
im planning to spend the spring/summer checking out various areas that might suit me.

but i have no idea realy where to start so i used that "find your spot" survey thing online and heres some places it thought would work given my answers.
in no particular order.

now keep in mind im looking for somewhere quiet, low population but within an hour to a good medical center, and shopping, where i can get a little fixer up house with a couple of acres to raise some goats, rabbit and chickens on, ideally between 3-10 acres for around/under $50,000
(i know its a long shot, but a fixer/mobile/manufactured is fine)
i am planning on being as self sustaining as possible, i am none physically disabled so a town thats not going to judge me based on some of my avoident behaviours would be great.
i also work online alot so good internet acess will be important...otherwise im not too fussy.

heres the 'list" now i wont nessicarily be looking in these exact towns, but in the general vicinity around them...
and id love any personal opinions on any of these areas.
any additional suggestions would be great, and any "must sees" when i plan my road trips around these areas would also be great.

morganton, NC
herber springs/greers ferry lake, AR
mt airy, NC
mountain home/bull shoals, AR
Berkeley Springs, WV
Hickory, NC
Morganton WV
Abingdon VA
Hot Springs AR
hendersonville NC
Holiday Island AR
Elkins WV
Edenton NC
Winterville NC
paris TN
Roanoke VA
guntersville AL

St Helens and astoria OR
Spokane and Olympia Wa also both came up but im thinking WA/OR is going to be out of my price range.

so anyone have any thoughts on any of these...
i notice NC, AR, WV and VA seem to be my top 4 suggested states. lol
i think AR and AL are too far south or me...

so im thinking of trying to stick in the WV/VA/NC/TN areas
Not in the areas you've specified but is free the right price?
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