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Old 07-22-2010, 12:46 PM
 
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Hi all,
I am moving from New England and want to go to Kentucky. I will be applying for government positions. I am moving with my 83 year old mother. Should I buy or rent? Are there decent hospitals, senior services, and things for a single women to do?

Thank-you,
Lilac
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:02 PM
 
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Lexington has good hospitals - UK Med Center, St. Joseph, St. Joseph East, Central Baptist, Samaritan, Shriners, Cardinal Hill Rehab Hosp.
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Todds Rd. area
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With the low interest rates, I think I'd buy if you plan on staying here long term. If short term, like 3 years, I'd without a doubt rent. The only problem I think I would have with renting is that there just aren't that many out there that feel like a home. I've worked with some people who need to rent here and they usually are a little disappointed that most the houses just have that worn out rental home feel......and these are people that are looking at spending $1500/month.

Be aware of scams too. It hasn't happened in a while, but we had some problems with people posting a vacant house for rent that didn't even own it. They would break in, show it to people, take their deposit and be gone. You can check the PVA to see who owns the house and ask for some ID when you get there. Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator Also, you should be made aware of the account number and bank where your deposit will be help. It should be in the lease.

Another risk with all the foreclosures is that the actual owner will rent it out, but the house is in foreclosure. You can check the website of the Master Commisioner and search the address of the property: Welcome to the website of the Master Commissioner of the Fayette Circuit Court.

Odds are everything will be on the straight and narrow, but better safe than sorry!
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