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Nov 4, 2013 10:51AM
Huntersville, N.C.$285,000, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 6,534 square feet.  Seemed like a HUGE house but it turns out that the 6,534 square feet is the lot size.  Probably a lack of proofreading on the part of who wrote this piece.
Nov 4, 2013 10:24AM
For $300,000, You could buy the ENTIRE CITY OF DETROIT!!! 
Nov 4, 2013 8:51AM
Nov 4, 2013 8:35AM
300K won't buy a tool shed in this neck of the woods...ridiculous.  Eat the 1%.

about 3% of people could afford to buy a $300,000 house. lower your prices


Nov 4, 2013 8:22AM
In Coronado, CA you can't buy any house or condo for 300k
Nov 4, 2013 7:58AM
It all depends on what you like to do. My wife and I bought an acre and had a modest 3 bedroom two full bath ranch for $140,000. I like to garden and I had a 20 by 40 wood shop built. It is 9 miles to town with a 15 minute commute.
Nov 4, 2013 7:55AM
$300,000 is 6 times the median Family annual income of about $50,000. Using the old 2 1/2 rule, $50,000 buys you a $125,000 home. $300K is 2.4 times that. To buy a $300k home you need to be in the top 15% of wage earners. Hate these advertisers who market to the select few.
Nov 4, 2013 7:21AM
I just sold my big house in great condition for 97,000 in South Jersey.  Taxes are horrible here, but not on this particular house.  It has a 2 bedroom apt. downstairs that could be rented out, if necessary, with its own entrance.  It also has a huge attic with a nice wood floor and a beautiful stair case, which  could also be expanded, but i've used for storage.  It's a great house in a wonderful neighborhood convenient to everything you could imagine, but it's a little too much for me to keep up.
It is obvious that land is worth more to the buyer than his home. There is a shortage of rambler type homes unless you pay big on land ownership. Postage stamp land with two/three story homes are big in major cities suburbs. Population and financial growth is the reason.
Nov 4, 2013 6:41AM
1500 sq. ft. in Houston for $300,000???  Maybe in some limited areas downtown..there are literally thousands of homes in the Houston area in the 3500-4,000 sq. ft. range for that price.   
the LOT size is 6500 sq.ft. someone should be fired, and sued, and spanked like a child!
Nov 4, 2013 5:43AM
I just sold my big house and property.  I'm moving to a really nice, cheap mobile home where I won't have so much to take care of.  I'm tired of mowing, cleaning gutters, getting rid of leaves and all that.  I've done the big  house thing and don't need it.  I've told my friends when I move into the mobile home, all I  will need is a futon, a TV, a mini fridge and a nuker.  Sometimes owning a big place owns you and sucks up all your time.  Been there, done that and don't need it anymore.
Nov 4, 2013 5:31AM

For some reason, I can't see the slide show.  However, I just bought a $350,000 home in Oklahoma.  5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3700 square feet, on 4 acres of land.  The house is NEW CONSTRUCTION -- all the appliances (and everything) is new -- and we have a 1-year warranty on everything (and a 10 year warranty on most things).


Being in Oklahoma, we got hit by some rather large hail one month after we purchased the house -- our insurance company bought us a brand new roof with no money out of our pockets.


Life is good.

Nov 4, 2013 5:26AM

You know, the good ol days, you'd buy a piece of land and build on it.  Then came manufactured housing, which people bought once they SAVED the money.  Not everyone had their own home.  But over the years "your own home" became the American dream and something people strived for.  Then came loans, then mortgages, making it easier for people to get their "American dream" because they would never be able to save enough to buy one.   It was rent-to-own.  Then loans became MORE EASY to obtain, playing with that income-to-loan ratio to the extent that ALMOST EVERYONE could get a home. 


Nowadays, there's a growing sentiment that many people feel entitled to own a home, not realizing that their grandparents and great grandparents worked as much as humanly possible to buy their home after scrimping and saving for many years.  Forget all that now.  Many people EXPECT a home, but god forbid they have to toss their cell phone data plan or drop HBO from their cable lineup to do it.


Sometimes, it's not a question of money that keeps people from affording a home, it is their priorities.

Nov 4, 2013 5:13AM
I live in Cleveland, Ohio.  Have 4 large bedrooms, 3.5 baths in 3200 sq. feet, not including a full, usable basement, and my house would be under $300,000.  Not unusual for this area.  And Cleveland is a great place to live.  I'm from Chicago and loved it there, but we are happy here too.
Nov 4, 2013 4:14AM
15 homes and two of them in Texas? Quit funneling people to such a racist and horribly inequitable place. in texas their are the rich and the servants. the median income is 10's of thousands of dollars below the average income. think about that!
Nov 4, 2013 3:30AM
More evidence that you should seek out the help of a buyer's agent--- The "6,534 square feet" is the lot size not the size of the house.  A little fact checking would be nice if something seems too good to be true before publishing.  If looking in Charlotte area, contact Charlotte House Hunter Group for true professionals
Nov 4, 2013 3:26AM
Re;Zetan....It depends on what the person has to put down..It could be the profits from a previous sale...Lenders generally don't want a mortgage payment to be more than 30% of a monthly salary., but it's just a ball park figure.
Nov 4, 2013 3:26AM

Pearland, Texas is a great area to live. Excellent area to raise children; their public school system, in my humble opinion is of the highest standards. It is a fast growing city and real estate cost are reasonable and very affordable. You get a big bang for your buck. And last but not least, it is a multi-racial community and its residents are warm, friendly, cordial and welcoming. You need to visit this texas jewel and see for your selves.


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