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Old 08-20-2014, 02:05 AM
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I've seen loft living get popular in smaller towns here in CA. They are usually in the downtowns. However the college town has a lot more spread throughout the city.
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Old 03-27-2017, 09:40 PM
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Default Loft Work/Living Space for Sale in Iowa

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Old 04-03-2017, 02:32 AM
Location: Cushing OK
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I see you are in CA so this might not apply since I am in KS but we have been looking for a house in a smaller town and I have came across properties on the realtor's individual websites. Most of what I saw were businesses in downtowns that are no longer thriving. I have seen 2 such situations in the last couple days in KS and they are very attempting because you can venture into a lot of possibilities and always have a roof over your head. I don't know of a single resource that would list such a thing though.
I lived in socal all my life up until I moved to Oklahoma. We'd tried to move to norcal from socal when husband was around, but it didn't work out. But we both wanted out of the rush and traffic and smog. I got into a nice apartment with reduced rent (I'm disabled) but then it was sold and rent went up, apartments emptied and got filled with the local methheads. I still really wanted out of surberbia and was going to visit a friend in Oklahoma.

I first saw my house while visiting this friend who'd moved here from Florida, but after I left the idea that I just might be able to afford it was born. Family would help to help get me out of methhead haven. I'd found it before after the first trip to the first convention the year before. I found the same house on the nation/international homes for sale boards, realator dot com I believe. Try there for business's for sale. I followed it for months, as the price dropped and I thought on the idea and talked to my friends. I finally asked the family for some help.

That spring, I had to be at our small Jericho convention early as I was running something, and came out to my friend's place. And looked at the house. And before I left, our offer had been accepted. It needed work, but I went back to my rapidly less comfortable apartment and getting ready to move.

There were empties in town which might have made good investments, but after the 3.5, fraking caused quake there was a lot of damage. Beware of areas where fraking is going on and the housing/buildings are nearing a century.

But if you don't mind some isolation and having to drive to the next bigger town for more stores, moving to little towns can work great. And if you could contribute to reviving the downtown all the better. Just get used to having to make a trip out of many things you have considered close, and everything but Walmart closing very early.

I am thinking of moving if the value of my house hasn't crumbled, but it would be to aother place without crowds and the need for everyone to rush all the time.

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