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Old 02-22-2010, 01:00 PM
 
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i have been through the tri cities housing market from a-z. What would you like to know?

There are a ton of 2 story colonials which have been built in development settings over the last 20 years. They list for 200 to 500, but you can just about name your price if the seller is desperate enough. There are NO buyers for all of these homes.

Condos are the same story. I was recently at an auction, only one-half of the units sold at prices which were 30% below market.

Lots are available everywhere. Just be careful cause builders/developers are changing their 'direction' for many projects. Some are putting up tract homes in place of custom stuff.

Low end....tons available....100K or less...just make a bid.

What else would you like to know?
Welcome to the forum Ted.

Your post just doesn't make sense to me in regards to housing in Tri Cities TN. I just don't think that there are tons of builders and developers working right now and there aren't tons of houses under 100K available. I noticed your IP address and wonder if perhaps thought you were posting in your home state?
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Johnson City, TN
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If a house has sat on the market for 4 years and not sold, it is way over priced.
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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If a house has sat on the market for 4 years and not sold, it is way over priced.
I agree with 4 years but 4 or 6 months is not necessarily an indicator of over pricing in this current economic world.
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Angelus Oaks, California
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I agree with Kamoshika. I have to say I respectfully disagree with Ted on one thing especialy...where are "tons" of homes under 100k? I looked up the MLS, there are only a very few that fit into the description the OP is requesting. (mostly mobile homes in that price range)
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We are looking to find a manufactured home on an acre. We want to own the land, and don't want to live in a park. We'd like a little breathing room. Is it possible to find a home in good repair in that price range? I'm not afraid of an older home it just has to be in good repair. Thanks
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Sure, if you are willing to find a home that needs some TLC and/or a mobile, you should be able to have several to choose from under a 100k. Just go to any MLS site, like Realtor.com or something similar, put in zip code 37615, then expand that to a 25 mile radius and that should give you a really good idea of what you can get for the $$ in the majority of the Tri-Cities area you are looking at.
Hope that helps.
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Angelus Oaks, California
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Gee, thanks a lot. I'll do that right now
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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Are craftsman style houses very common in the tricities area? I've been looking on line and I don't see them.
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Limestone,TN/Bucerias, Mexico
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Are craftsman style houses very common in the tricities area? I've been looking on line and I don't see them.
The greatest likelihood of finding a craftsman style house would probably be in Johnson City's Tree Streets. There is a wonderful variety of uniquely styled homes there - not sure about Kingsport or Bristol?
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
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Are craftsman style houses very common in the tricities area? I've been looking on line and I don't see them.
I'm only familiar with older Craftsman-style homes in the Tri-Cities, and the largest concentration of such homes I know of is along Bristol, VA's Euclid Avenue. The Euclid Avenue Historic District (including Highland, Arlington, Lawrence, Piedmont & Prospect avenues and several other streets) also has dozens of bungalow-style homes w/ some Craftsman features.

FWIW, the Spanish Revival-style home in the lower left of the photo linked above is currently on the market for $175K. Built in the '20s, the 3 bedroom/1.5 bath home is 2380 sq. ft. and from the pics I've seen, is truly gorgeous inside.

I've seen a few Craftsman-style homes and several bungalows in older Kingsport neighborhoods, but nothing to compare to the collection in Bristol, VA.

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Old 03-08-2010, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Bristol does seem to have quite a good collection, for whatever reason. In Johnson City, like SarahSal said, your best bet will be the Historic Tree Streets Neighborhood or surrounds. I live (in JC) on Highland Avenue, a few blocks over from the Trees and I have a cute 1930s arts and crafts bungalow. This neighborhood (Mountain Home/Watauga Square) has some good streets and some very bad ones, though. The Tree Streets are all "gentrified" (though not in the $400k sense), though the further south towards University Parkway one proceeds, the smaller/rougher/newer the housing stock becomes.
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