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Old 03-17-2009, 04:43 PM
 
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Hi there,

We'd love some help with factors in moving to the area. We're debating as we look at the various neighborhoods and outlying areas of L'ville which would be best price-wise. Here are the factors:
** We're thinking we'll only have approx $100,000 to spend, which doesn't get you much in the "nice" neighborhoods, and we'll be on a student budget while there.
** We need someplace for our kids and dogs to play, but aren't too picky on neighborhood crime rates - it'd be a poor soul who'd want to steal from us (not to mention our 100lb Newfoundlander who doesn't take kindly to unannounced visitors).
** One money-saving option we're considering is buying a bigger house than we really need (we need at least 3 bed's with 4 kids) and renting out part of it to cover housing. However, would that limit us to downtown areas? Per house size vs price? How is the rental market?
** And would renting work only in areas close to amenities, ie downtown, or could we actually get renters if we lived farther out? We'd love to afford an acreage but is that past the realm of possibility and into pipe dreams for our price?
We don't prefer IN or KY particularly.
Thanks so much,
Katherine
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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Hi there,

We'd love some help with factors in moving to the area. We're debating as we look at the various neighborhoods and outlying areas of L'ville which would be best price-wise. Here are the factors:
** We're thinking we'll only have approx $100,000 to spend, which doesn't get you much in the "nice" neighborhoods, and we'll be on a student budget while there.
** We need someplace for our kids and dogs to play, but aren't too picky on neighborhood crime rates - it'd be a poor soul who'd want to steal from us (not to mention our 100lb Newfoundlander who doesn't take kindly to unannounced visitors).
** One money-saving option we're considering is buying a bigger house than we really need (we need at least 3 bed's with 4 kids) and renting out part of it to cover housing. However, would that limit us to downtown areas? Per house size vs price? How is the rental market?
** And would renting work only in areas close to amenities, ie downtown, or could we actually get renters if we lived farther out? We'd love to afford an acreage but is that past the realm of possibility and into pipe dreams for our price?
We don't prefer IN or KY particularly.
Thanks so much,
Katherine
Welcome to the forum. Your best bet in your price range will be the area known as "germantown" on the maps.
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