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Old 04-09-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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I've been having difficulty looking around for a place I want to move, but Syracuse has always been one that's stuck in the back of my mind. I read a thread the other day and was introduced to the Carousel Center mall... that pretty much cemented the deal for me, haha.

The thing I want to know is how feasible it is for my boyfriend and I to live there within our ideal means. We'd like:
  • A house (1500 to 2500 sq.ft) under $100,000
  • Low utilities... how much might they be for the aforementioned house? We tend to keep the house at 70 and opt for sweaters before heat, but we use the computer and game consoles a ton.
  • A location that isn't necessarily where everything's found on the same block but isn't so far down on the walkscore scale (let's say 60+, 75+ ideal)
Utilities that don't exceed $100 are most ideal for me, but I won't complain unless they're about to pass $150.

Does this seem like it's possible in Syracuse?
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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House under 100K?? Easy peezy lemony squeezy.

1500 to 2500 sq ft?? Still easy but your gonna be in the older parts. Windows and insulation will most likely be not good.

Keep utilites between 100 and 150 in a large older house with the heat set on 70?? Not very likely. I guess 350 to 500 would be closer in Winter.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:29 PM
 
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House under 100K?? Easy peezy lemony squeezy.

1500 to 2500 sq ft?? Still easy but your gonna be in the older parts. Windows and insulation will most likely be not good.

Keep utilites between 100 and 150 in a large older house with the heat set on 70?? Not very likely. I guess 350 to 500 would be closer in Winter.
Actually I should clarify; we like keeping the temperature down to 70, and if it's lower, then we normally don't just put anything on at all. I'd probably not put on the heat until the temperature dropped into the lower 50s; I'm usually pretty comfortable until then.

EDIT: Either way though, I'm guessing I should think about a smaller house to get something newer for better insulation and lower utilities then, aren't I?
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Capitol Hill - Washington, DC
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Regarding utilities, it also will depend on whether you have gas or electric heat. My last apartment was almost 1000SF with electric heat, I believe the highest my bill was around $150 in winter. I currently live in a flat, first floor of a historic house. Don't know the square footage, but I have gas heat and last winter my bill was over $200 - that was mainly caused by having a crappy furnace. My landlord replaced it end of last winter and this past winter I believe the highest was around $150. I keep my apt at 65 when I'm here and 60 when I'm not.

If you're looking for walkability, I would suggest looking into the various Villages - Liverpool, Manlius, Baldwinsville, etc.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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Perhaps something in the western part of Solvay. Walk Score of 204 montrose avenue solvay ny
CNYHomes - Detailed House Listing Information for MLS#S249851


Walk Score of 219 caroline avenue solvay ny
CNYHomes - Detailed House Listing Information for MLS#S268663
CNYHomes - Homes for Sale in Syracuse and Central New York - Your Search Results

Solvay has its own power company and has cheaper rates.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:42 PM
 
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More on Solvay Electric: Solvay Home Page
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:54 PM
 
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Meant the eastern part of Solvay.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:33 PM
 
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Here are some more homes. I'd say that the 2 on Oakridge Drive and the one on Draper may work in terms of smaller homes: CNYHomes - Homes for Sale in Syracuse and Central New York - Your Search Results

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Old 04-10-2012, 06:21 PM
 
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Here are some more homes. I'd say that the 2 on Oakridge Drive and the one on Draper may work in terms of smaller homes: CNYHomes - Homes for Sale in Syracuse and Central New York - Your Search Results
Oops, these may work as well: CNYHomes - Detailed House Listing Information for MLS#S264372

CNYHomes - Detailed House Listing Information for MLS#S269628

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CNYHomes - Detailed House Listing Information for MLS#S260388

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Old 04-11-2012, 07:51 AM
 
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Those are all a bunch of awesome links; I'll have to check these out (and Solvay in general).
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