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Costa Rica-Near Volcan Poas-Nice property good view,sorrounded by coffee plantation,total accesible by sedan or bike 5000 sq mt
with landscaping private asking $180,000.negotiable.
We couldn't imagine buying a "starter" home, paying $100,000.00 for it, and calling it "affordable". We just bought our first affordable income property last year and we're fixing it up to rent or sell. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, and room to expand upstairs. (It's unfinished) It needed a new furnace, plumbing repairs, and a cosmetic overhaul, but it'll be nice when we're done with it. A previous owner put it new vinyl windows and new vinyl siding previously, so the exterior is looking good. We bought it because it was AFFORDABLE. - $12,900.00
We don't think $100,000.00 is affordable. We think it's expensive.
I'm from Ft Collins,CO and housing there is not cheap. The house your're listing is not an investment when you consider the land lease it makes it very unaffordable long term. By the way these fees are not locked in and keep going up every year. By the time someone wants to retire they have to keep paying these fees and never get out from under it.
A bargin?? I think not!!
These houses are not perfect, and they are a bit expensive in today's market. The lumber, the shingles, and size don't make a home; the people living in that house do. I would much rather live in some of these houses rather than in an apartment complex or condo with folks against the walls on both sides.
But, I realize that you must "make do" with what you can afford...and, apartments and condos are not exactly bargains either.
Several are short sales. Two are mobile homes. Several are condos, townhouses or row houses with no garages or even a parking spot. Some are in questionable neighborhoods. Come on, get real. This is not "affordable housing". This is the fallout from the housing bust.
They forgot Pittsburgh! Forbes magazine most livable city last year. Universities, Research, Medical jobs. Housing market has been stable in last 10 years. No big ups or downs. I have a 2000 sq.ft. house 1 mile east of city line for $100k.