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Mar 13, 2013 7:06AM

Looks like all your getting is location, location, location. Not to mention pools, and crazy landscape. If you just want warmth, comfort, one floor living and sometimes spllit level living I agree that there are other affordable ranches out there. The writer of this story is just showing off the rich.

Mar 9, 2013 12:50PM

Texas.Rancher and HorseDoc911 are 100% right all so MSN should be listing Homes with Land for the working class!

I am looking for a Home in Texas and would like some advice for a location. I wish I could afford a RANCH but would be

Grateful to find a House where I had some space with tree's and Hill's around me.

If any one knows of an area in Texas I would like to know the location that does not cost

the price of flying around in Air Force ONE!!!

Mar 9, 2013 12:23PM
Who's the clown that put this list together?  Like we all can afford these expensive houses.  F*(king idiots!!
Mar 9, 2013 11:41AM
Next time I got me a few million extra buck, I'll just run right out and by me a dozen or so of those 1% can only afford ranch houses.
Mar 9, 2013 11:19AM
Rock'n Ranchs WHO can buy!??...Trump?
Mar 9, 2013 11:18AM
A couple I know just bought a house on some gorgeous five acres of land in southern Missouri and near the Arkansa border.  They have a private road they share with neighbors, and a stream near by.  They bought it for 85K.  Now, that is a good deal.  
Mar 9, 2013 11:14AM
Oh my goodness, who can afford these?  Certainly not many people I know.  Now I'm even more depressed.  JK
Mar 9, 2013 10:36AM
As a practical matter, "you" can't afford these houses unless you are pretty well off. The houses are pretty and I am sure they will be purchased by someone, however, it will not be by the vast majority of wage earning Americans.  Even at low interest rates, I would bet that a very low percentage of Americans would qualify for the loan it would take to buy one of these beauts.  I guess it is fun to write the articles and dream on about the quality of life in America, however, these houses are not "affordable".
Mar 9, 2013 10:24AM
Just a bit pricey for most folks don't you think.   How about some for less than 200k or 150k for most of the rest of us.
Mar 9, 2013 10:02AM
I think what MOST people do not know, is that the 'true Ranch' style home was designed by Frank L. Wright.....!  They are very a GREEN design!  Their low, long roof  overhang, keeps the high Summer sun out of windows& lets in the  low  warm winter sun!!  The standard 'casement style' window is WAY MORE sealed than over hang windows!  The large roof area is perfect for thick insulation & more efficient than the larger surface area of the 2 story colonial wall home!  The roof over hang also prevents the 'ice dams' that Capes get.....So all in all the best design for most of us!!!
Mar 9, 2013 9:19AM
I love the ranch style for it's spread out spaciousness. Entry ways, hallways, and true transitions from one room to the next make them comfortable to live in. They are preferable to the apartment style homes of today, where you fall into the living room from the front door, and then are surrounded by every room at once. 
The prices in this article must reflect upscale neighborhoods and modern fixtures. For the rest of us there are plenty of affordable ranch style homes waiting for families to love them.
Mar 9, 2013 8:41AM

This is the DUMBEST, LAMEST article I've read on MSN in a while assembled by a guy who knows little about real estate and is trolling the Internet for anything to write without having to research much.

The ranch house never "screamed" tract housing; in Southern California these homes have almost always shown their individuality, along with being practical, cost-effective and having curbside appeal.

What shows the writer's ignorance is that he completely ignored California, which has many landmark residential ranch-home neighborhoods that still stand and are still beautiful. I just don't think "ranch house" and then leap to Philadelphia or Atlanta when it comes to residential architecture.

Mar 9, 2013 8:33AM
Yeah, a million dollars for what cost our dads or grandfathers 25-30K. Lets see 1,000,000 divided by 30K is 33 times. So who do you know that makes 33 times what the average middle class man made in the 60s?
Wake up America, or you will die in your dreams.  
Mar 9, 2013 8:03AM
I'm sorry but is it just me or are the prices wayyyy outrageous?!  I can barely afford to keep my 187K home!  Taxes is close to 6k for a 1250 sq ft. home in IL...  Pfffff that alone is a rip-off!
Mar 9, 2013 8:01AM
Lol. For the price of one of these so called "ranchers", I could live in a much more beautiful and spacious house.
Mar 9, 2013 7:33AM
MSN Liberal LA LA LAND.  What average person could afford these houses?
Mar 9, 2013 7:25AM
This article is stupid, these aren't ranch houses. They're over prices houses in various neighborhoods. The guy don't know what the heck a ranch house is. Moron.
Mar 9, 2013 7:13AM
Let's see, I'm on disability and clear $1500/month. I'll take any of these houses if I can get a loan for 120 years. Oh wait, I forgot about taxes and utilities......nevermind!!!
Mar 9, 2013 6:58AM
For a good read download "An Unavoidable Death" by Peggy Rohlman Lee.  You won't be bale to put this murder mystery down!
Mar 9, 2013 6:56AM
Denver house. A million dollar home with only a one car garage? Not for me.
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