Post # 77
No, but you can get close to that (150-160k) in certain parts of Madison; I did.
Though, it was pretty much the perfect storm when I bought my house: the owners were having another baby and closing on their new house in 2 months, so they were desperate to get rid of the old one. Plus, I was the only one who put an offer in at the time, and it was in 2010, which was one of the slowest times in the housing market here. I think they ending up selling to me for 20 to 25k less than they paid in 2003.
Post # 78
Nope 200-300k for a decent home here. You can find some for 150 but those are usually fixer uppers
Post # 79
Yes, you could get a very decent house for that mount here in suburbs of Omaha. It makes me excited because I’m originally from Boston. You couldn’t buy a cardboard box to live in there for 125k. However, DH and I go back and forth abt buying here (right now we have an apartment) because we moved here for my job that’s only supposed to last 3 years and then we will move again!
Post # 80
Totally. And it’d be a pretty nice home as well!
I love describing homes to my old NJ friends and family and having them guess at the cost. What would cost $500k up there is $200k down here EASILY.
Post # 81
you can’t buy a closet in Northern NJ for $125,000
I am still amazed at the offer on my house right now; it is fairly small, on a .25 acre, for $311,000
Post # 82
my best friend in FL does that all the time; and the property taxes – shes pays in one year, what I pay in one month…
Post # 84
Nope. I live on a Caribbean island, which you would think would mean lower prices. Absolutely not. We’re currently in the process of buying and the property we’re looking at all range from about $600-$750,000 USD. This includes less than 1/3 of an acre of land and an average-sized home, albeit in the more upscale neighbourhoods. It also means unfurnished and non-air conditioned.
I am always amazed at how much can be bought for reasonable prices in the US. Fully furnished, 3,000 sq. ft homes on half-acre lots for $200,000 and people are complaining? Pssshttt. 😛
Post # 85
Nope, unless we moved to the burbs. Which we are not. Right now i live in a part of the city with million dollar homes, we rent the main floor apt in a house. We’d love to buy a house in this area but i think we’d have to win the lottery first, haha. 🙁
Post # 86
i’m with you.
in buffalo? yes, you can get a decent house for around that. in boston (general boston area), not really. a condo maybe, but not a house.
Post # 87
The cheapest houses are $129,900, but a condo or townhouse could be had for less. These are not nice houses though. Nice starter homes, no garage would be closer to 300k.
Post # 88
$125k doesn’t even get you a parking garage space in NYC. I’m in northern NJ and a 3 bdroom house runs at least 500k depending on the town. A 2 bdroom, 2 bathroom condo is 500-600k in a nice building – I know b/c we’ve been looking!
Post # 89
YES! My Fiance and I closed on a house a year ago for half that!!
Post # 90
Yes we can in the newer areas here but it’s pretty far away from grocery stores and traffic is a beast.