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Stupid is as stupid does. So far I am NOT impressed by the 21st Century. I am now 74 years old and I would NOT buy a home for sale higher than $160,000. Thank goodness I do NOT have to grow up in the 21 Century. It has more fleas than a dog has fleas. Plus, Medicare, i.e., Palmetto GBA in Columbia, SC, the Medicare Contractor for NC is worthless. And do not hold your breath waiting on a reply and solution to a problem by calling The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid in Atlanta, GA. Further more, hospitals are still charging for medication and procedures that were NEVER given during the patient's hospital visit, i.e., outpatient or inpatient. I REST MY CASE!
Yes, location, location. I have a 4bd 2ba on 5.7 acres with a 1 acre stocked lake, a 10ft deep in ground cement pool, apple, peach and pecan trees, grape arbors, fenced in garden, wooded dirt bike trails ---- only $254,000. Only 10 miles south of Evansville IN - a thriving metropolis, in a rural city in Kentucky that still believes in being neighborly.
I encourage all of you city dwellers, especially the technology folks who do all their work online, to check out our country hospitality (and our BBQ)
The fact is that "Location is Location is Location" is over rated and driving prices crazy. You can find a good bargain in any location and $300K can get you a great home.
I love to read the comments before I read the article, so I can read the same old stale "who would want to live in those cities anyway", "most people can't afford 300k for a house", "I don't like any of those houses", "it's all the liberals fault", etc, etc. etc. Then, like herds of lemmings, everyone has to click the like arrow because they are of equally small mindedness.
Who would want to live in those cities? Most of the population does, that's why they're so populated. 300k is not much for a house where I live (hint: I live where the listing with the smallest square footage is, it's a good deal actually). You know, MSN carries articles from Zillow that show what 100k, 250k, 300k, 500k and a million can buy you too. I saw every style of house here. The only style I didn't see is some bland poorly built 1970's-2014 style subdivision home (except in Phoenix, but I think that's the only type of housing there). They want to show houses with some character.
And to all of the folks who brag about living in some backwater, where you have no human contact and can shoot off your guns all day, or whatever it is you anti social types like to do, that's great for you, I'm so proud you can buy a house in Outer Moosebreath for 14k. That's maybe why a home in urban areas seem so expensive, because we have jobs in urban centers that pay real wages, not a Wal-Mart economy.
and when are realtors just going to go away? with the web, is that not now a totally obsolete 'profession'???
why should you pay someone 6% sale price to drive you around in a nice 4-door car with a magnetic sign, to look at a house you already found and like on the web?
really, end the madness.