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Obamaville.......here we come........the entire bottom 75% of us
20 hours ago
Some of these don't look much better than a tarpaper shack. $300K where I live would nearly buy you a mansion.
21 hours ago
No good jobs were created under obozo, so common people are not buying houses, just big banks
Sat 11:00 AM
If you really want to see what $300,000 will buy you, go to the Dallas or Houston suburbs.  Conspicuously missing from this list...
Sep 3, 2014 5:07AM

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!

Sep 1, 2014 7:03AM
I can't believe crap like these actually cost that much. And I was a Realtor in NC. That kind of money can get you some incredible homes all across the country. And who would even want to live in some of those cities anyway? Want a beautiful house in beautiful country? Drop me a note, I'll hook you up with someone. .....People actually pay that much..freaking amazing.
Aug 30, 2014 9:46PM
I think most of these are overpriced. The Portland one isn't, but most of them have falling apart yards, decades old and unattractive bathrooms, and most are only small to medium size. For $300,000, these are not great houses. I'm no expert but I think they are certainly not worth that much. At least half of us can't afford a house for that much anyway. I'm surprised these are supposedly valued at this price or around it. To me, they seem like they range between $100,000 to $ 220,000.
Aug 30, 2014 12:55PM
$300,000.  Who cares. Even middle income can't afford that. Show me homes that are  $30,000. Ones that the us poverty level can afford. 
Aug 30, 2014 10:27AM
Denver and Cincinnati have the nicest ones. Still very low priced for a house! For 300K, here you would get a 300 sq. ft. condo loft, no parking, (most people who live in desirable areas don't need cars). I still can't get over how inexpensive real estate is in the United States, as compared to here in Toronto, Ont.  I imagine it must have some relation to salaries.   
Aug 29, 2014 1:52PM

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)

Aug 29, 2014 12:31PM
For the price of some of these I would say the sale of them will only happen when two fools meet, one for asking the other for buying!
Aug 29, 2014 11:45AM
Well.....lets be realistic....$300.000 can buy lots of house in some places ....less in others....and even less in others....but the main piece in the equation is you.....for you are the one with the cash....jejejejeje
Aug 26, 2014 11:49AM
You'd be very lucky to find anything for $300K in San Diego.  Their R.E. Market right is BOOMING now & it's a SELLER'S MARKET!!!  ( I know. I just spent 2 wks in Oceanside, CA. & there's barely anything 4-Sale the market is soo GOOD! )   Who writes these articles anyway?? 
Aug 26, 2014 11:45AM

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.


Aug 26, 2014 11:24AM

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.

Aug 26, 2014 11:20AM

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.

Aug 26, 2014 11:15AM
you're not going to buy much for 300k in a place where people want to live-like san diego, or most of the east or west coast for that matter. people live out in the country because it's inexpensive. you can buy a double-wide and stick it on a few acres out in the middle of nowhere for cheap. but in the end you're paying for location. what that means to you is up to you. a lot has to do with your social circle and career/job location. but there aren't a lot of great jobs available out in the sticks.
Aug 26, 2014 10:55AM
Wow. I live in the wrong area. Everyone in the comments is talking about how terrible $300k is for a house and I would DREAM of being able to purchase anything where I live (a Seattle "suburb" town) for that price. I'm a school teacher and my husband and I are going to have to move North to buy a home, because after three years of savings we still can't afford a house! A nice house starts around $420k here. It's pathetic. It is no wonder they had to raise the minimum wage in Seattle to $15 dollars. The average citizen can't afford an apartment!!!
Aug 26, 2014 10:36AM
What can you get for $300K? According to this, not much.
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