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Old 05-05-2012, 08:54 AM
 
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Hi there! I am a newbie from the Philippines, and I am in the process of buying a property in the US- preferably small town (with around 3k-10k population) somewhere in the states of IL, GA, NY, VT, NH, IN, IA.

As stated in the subject, I am transsexual. This will be my first time in the US, and will stay in NYC for some months with relatives first then settle down in a small town somewhere. Now here are some of my questions:

1. I saw a lot of listing on www.realtor.com of houses with $35k-below pricing. Are those for real? I know they're cheap because the houses are really really old, but besides the listed price, are there any other fees I need to be aware of? (Excluding renovation etc).

2. For manufactured/mobile homes, do I have to pay separate fees for the land? For example, I read some listings stating land is for rent for $250/month or something.

3. Any recommendation/suggestion for small rural towns (with pop. 3k-6k) from the states listed above, that are actually LGBT-friendly? I know it's rather difficult, but I hope there are some places that are actually TS-friendly.

Thank you so much!!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Durham, North Carolina
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Default Oh ... "P-Town"!

I think that's the name ...
I think it's in Rhode Island, and it's EXTREMELY gay friendly.
It's like one of those Greek Islands ... but on the East Coast.
I'm pretty sure that's the place .. Providence, Rhode Island.

Here's a link: Wikipedia

Of course Atlanta, GA is like the San Francisco of the Southeast ... so you'll be very comfortable there ... but it's an international city now and I don't know much about it... there should be tons of websites you could check up on that.

Maybe you could rent a spot in P-Town and then explore the East Coast at your leisure?
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:30 AM
 
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Thank you for the suggestions but I am looking for really small towns, not big cities.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:46 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I know you did not say this state but: New Hope, PA is known for being friendly to GLBT community. Their population as of 2008 was 2,278. I am bi and from New Jersey btw.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:04 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Pulaski, TN (just kidding, stay away from there)

Probably somewhere in Vermont, I would think.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:17 AM
 
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Pulaski, TN (just kidding, stay away from there)

Probably somewhere in Vermont, I would think.
Hey. Thanks for the heads up, but what's up in Pulaski, TN? I am considering Vermont but houses for sale are out of my budget. I saw some, but they're like mobile homes on trailer parks.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:19 AM
 
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I know you did not say this state but: New Hope, PA is known for being friendly to GLBT community. Their population as of 2008 was 2,278. I am bi and from New Jersey btw.
I forgot to mention PA, but yeah am considering that state too. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check on it.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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houses under 35k? :O i dont even wanna think how horrible they must be inside and out
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:03 PM
 
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houses under 35k? :O i dont even wanna think how horrible they must be inside and out
On the contrary, there are actually good livable houses in smaller towns under $35k. They might be old, yes but that's what attracts me to buy them in the first place. I am not aiming to be in a big city, and expect to pay $35k for a house.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Why is the fact that you are transsexual relevant? Is it that obvious?
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