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Old 10-01-2015, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Henry County, TN
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OK, I REALLY need help. PLEASE. I'm planning on moving to TN this month. My sincere question is regarding location. I'm looking for an inexpensive home with acreage in a very rural area that has low property taxes (and hopefully low home insurance.) I am recently retired so employment isn't a factor. I would like to be a reasonable drive from a Tractor Supply store, Walmart, and a hospital/medical facility of some sort. I have been looking at Big Sandy, but it seems like the area closer to Knoxville is less expensive. When I ask real estate agents, they only know about their specific area. This is why I'm posting here, to help me narrow my search. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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Old 10-01-2015, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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What is your housing budget?
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Old 10-02-2015, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Henry County, TN
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Thanks for responding. Maximum is $70k
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Old 10-02-2015, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Land AND a home for that price are VERY hard to find. I have done a preliminary search in most of the counties in Middle TN and a couple towns in West TN, including Milan and Dyersburg, and all that comes up is mobile homes and VERY old houses that are more scary than quaint.

On which of your criteria are you willing to be flexible?
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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I second Wmsn4life. How much acreage are you talking about. 70K really isnt going to get you much.

I cant believe you are moving this month and have no idea where. You are braver than I.
I think you should do a lot more research before you take that leap.
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:42 AM
 
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I did a search at realtor.com and found a couple of properties on 6 acres in Gainesboro and another on 6 acres in Celina. Celina does have a very small hospital, but its closest Tractor Supply and Walmart stores are in Tompkinsville, Kentucky. Gainesboro doesn't really have anything but it's only 20-30 minutes from Cookeville.
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Old 10-02-2015, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Henry County, TN
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Land AND a home for that price are VERY hard to find. I have done a preliminary search in most of the counties in Middle TN and a couple towns in West TN, including Milan and Dyersburg, and all that comes up is mobile homes and VERY old houses that are more scary than quaint.

On which of your criteria are you willing to be flexible?
Mobile home is fine with me. I am really looking for acreage. I can live with an ugly house and fix it up
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Old 10-02-2015, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Henry County, TN
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I second Wmsn4life. How much acreage are you talking about. 70K really isnt going to get you much.

I cant believe you are moving this month and have no idea where. You are braver than I.
I think you should do a lot more research before you take that leap.
I have been doing research on the state itself . No taxes on pension or social security, much lower cost of living from where I'm living, nice climate (to me), able to keep horse at home. Rural life is calling me.
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Old 10-02-2015, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Henry County, TN
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I did a search at realtor.com and found a couple of properties on 6 acres in Gainesboro and another on 6 acres in Celina. Celina does have a very small hospital, but its closest Tractor Supply and Walmart stores are in Tompkinsville, Kentucky. Gainesboro doesn't really have anything but it's only 20-30 minutes from Cookeville.
Thank you 😊 Must have missed that town when surfing. Will definitely check it out!
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Old 10-02-2015, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Henry County, TN
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I know it might sound a little crazy to move to a state and be unsure of exact location for purchase. After just generally researching the state, it seems like a great fit. I am just determined to make my dream of a rural life a reality. Frankly, I ain't getting any younger and it's number one on my bucket list. I'm a horse person and where I live now, it's an hour drive to a really nice barn. The board is very expensive (at least $750) and I hate having a pet I have to drive so far to visit. I'm happy to make a compromise in the house itself.
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