Post # 47
Not even close.
You could get a studio condo for about 250,000.
I live in a single family detatched (though it’s about a foot from the neighbour) and my lot is 20 feet across. My house cost 420,000 dollars.
Watching American real-estate shows makes me furious. People talking about a 3,000 sq. foot house as being too small, and all for 150,000. Yikes!
Post # 48
Same here. In my immediate neighborhood, no. But in neighborhoods uncomfortably close by, yes.
Post # 49
We got a deal on our 3 bedroom 1 bathroom rancher for $119,000, it was a foreclosure, and needed a new paint job on the inside, but other than that its been a great house
I think if you look close enough and be patient you might be able to find a deal
Post # 50
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
No way. You’d be lucky to get a 2 bedroom townhouse or condo built in the 60s.
Post # 51
I don’t even think you could get a studio apartment in the ghetto for that around here. (Orange County, CA)
Post # 52
In my current neighborhood, you could probably get a nice townhome. The community we live is has a ton of ammenities (golf course, 4 pools, parks, walking trails, a gym, tennis courts, etc) and features a good elementary and middle school for it’s residents. We purchased our single family, 3 bed, 2.5 bath 1900 sq ft house for $150k this summer and annual taxes are just under $2k (within city limits).
My Fiance is from the NY/NJ area and I’m originally from Orange County, CA, you wouldn’t be able to get anything for $125k.
Post # 53
We live in a 3 bed 2 bad 1324 sq foot 1 story house in Vegas in a decent neighborhood and I paid $120k for it 3.5 years ago. I think righr now the houses in this neighborhood are selling for $80-90k. My cousins beautiful 4 bedroom 2500 sq ft house in a great neighborhood in Vegas just forclosed and was sold for $145k. Its a crazy house market here right now.
Post # 54
Nope, you could find fixer-uppers in a not so very nice area with the kind of budget….you want a nice are, its gonna cost you for sure!
Post # 55
Yeah, you can here. It wouldn’t necessarily be the nicest, biggest house or in the prettiest location, but you certainly wouldn’t have to put bars on your windows either.
Post # 56
Yes. I live in a commuter town near Edinburgh and you can get a 2-3 bedroom ex-council house for the equivalent of $125k. Our house was a bit more (about $150k) and is in a slightly nicer (still ex-council) area.
Post # 57
My downpayment was about that.
Post # 58
I couldn’t even get a studio apartment for that price in my town!
Post # 59
Depends on what you mean by “nice.” You can certainly get a decent house around here for that price (depending on where you are) but it would probably be a townhouse or a smaller house (2 bedroom) and maybe not-so-updated. For what I would consider a nice house (3 bedrooms, fairly updated) I would probably want at least $175K to work with. So it’s not too far off.
Where I actually live right now the median house price is $200-230K. In other areas it is a lot lower. Where I work the median hosue price is around $170K. You could buy a house for $60K in some areas…but most people don’t want to live in those areas.
Post # 60
This is hilarious, but so true. Same here.
In LI houses that are in good neighborhoods and still need lots of work are at least $350K. We have just raised our limit to $400K because we are getting depressed from looking at these horrible places…it’s so sad :(.
I love watching Property Virgins, or those other home buying shows, where they are in Atlanta or something and are shown a 3000sqft mansion for $165K and the buyers complain that it’s not “big enough”. I would be lucky to get 1300sqft for $400K here!
Post # 61
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
Manhattan – not even close! In Syracuse though, where I lived for three years, I think it would definitely be possible. The range in New York State is insane.