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first of all you would have to be making 20.00 a hr to even think about owing a 100 thousand dollar home. the payment would be about 1100 a month not counting taxes which would add at least 200 more per month if not more so where is a deal here plus down payment and closing cost no wonder the banks end up getting these houses back
The price of the home isn't the question. You can find cheap homes, and in almost any general metropolitan area.
The neighborhood is of primary importance. You aren't buying a house, you are buying a neighborhood.
The three most import things in shopping for a new home are location, location, location. Followed by property taxes and then, look at the house.
Looking to move to NC where the taxes, cost of living, etc. are higher. Need to be in the 70 -80K range. It's possible, believe it or not. I need to be out from the city, that's great, and maybe a fixer upper, but with good "bones". I cannot afford more and if done right, I think I can be satisfied. I don't covet others more expensive homes, glad for them, but I have to go much lower than the norm. IMHO.
Rural areas are a better fit for this list.
There are some BEAUTIFUL homes for sale under 100k where I live, but the town has less than 5,000 people living within city limits. Midwest small towns are a great place to start if you are on a budget. Often these towns are within reasonable driving distance to a city that has more suitable work. I drive 25 minutes. Like driving across town, in city, only without the traffic!