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Old 07-18-2010, 03:57 PM
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My husband and I live on a fixed income. Not quite seniors, but not young chicks either. We can only afford approximately $400 per month for rent. We would love to have less than high 80 degree weather in the summer and less than harsh winters. 40 to 50 would be perfect. Any place near Asheville we could call home in a neighborhood under these conditions? Any advice? Any suggestions of where is a good safe place? Thank you so much!!!!!
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:24 AM
Location: Somewhere.
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Not to be mean but you are a dreamer if you think you can rent anything in asheville or the surrounding areas for 400 a month. Unless of course you plan to share a house with others or something. The cheapest 1bd apts are atleast 600 a month. You might find a trailer in a trailer park that cheap or in a project, but anything else is going to be at least 600.

Furthermore, your temperature requirements don't fit asheville, especially not this year. We have had weeks of highs in the 90's and the winter there were days that didn't get out of the 20's.

Last edited by saucystargazer; 07-19-2010 at 01:26 AM.. Reason: Left out information.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:47 AM
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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I think you need to do some extensive research into the area and plan a visit or two. As saucystargazer said, $400 is going to be tough. The general cost of living is not as low as many expect, particularly housing.

We also may be a bit warmer in summer and quite a bit colder in winter than you are looking for. As said, we just had a hard winter and are going through a warmer than usual summer. For example, the last forecast I saw for this week had temperatures in the high 80s from Tuesday through the end of the week. We've had a couple of stretches of 90s for several consecutive days already and August is still ahead of us.

By all means, check these things out for yourself. Bookmark weather.com for 28801 and check it every few days. Check out sites with apartment listings for Asheville, make some notes about locations and feel free to ask about those locations here.

I don't want to push you away, but I also don't want you having unrealistic expectations about our area. Unrealistic expectations almost always equal disappointment.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:50 AM
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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Not an RE expert, but I agree with saucystargazer: 4 Bens/month might get a dilapidated single wide, but maybe not.

Lower elevations, eg Asheville, and surrounds, have the milder winters...higher elevations, as in
3,800-4,000 ft +, have the cooler, (less hot, this year), summers, but tougher/longer winters.

The OP's requirements and budget are unrealistic, imo.
GL, mD
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:46 AM
Location: NC
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Agree with other posters, you won't find this in Asheville.

For the cost and the winter temps, you might get lucky in Southern rural South Carolina or rural Georgia. But the summer temps are going to be in the 90's in the SE US.
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