(Closed) Game: What would a house bought for..?

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

UGH.   i need to move! 

Where I love, 100K gets you nothing.  200K also probably gets you nothing.  and 400K gets you a one bedroom apartment. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

( I’m in New Hampshire)

100K

 

200K

 

 

300k

 

400k

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Whoa, where do you live??

Where I live, $100,000 gets you something like this:

The above is actually originally a single-family home turned into a two-family home in a bad part of the city. It has 3 bedrooms upstairs and 3 downstairs, and one bathroom on each level. It is nearly impossible to find a nice, single-family home for $100,000…homes for that price are pretty much all rundown rental properties.

$200,000 gets you something like this:

That is a split-level ranch, 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, one half bath, 1400 square feet of living space.

And $400,000 would get you this:

That’s 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, one half bath, 2200 square feet of living space.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Also- for reference- my 400k picture is only 4 bedrooms and you get .85 acres

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@AcheneMalefic:  I love the 2nd home I need to move there lol

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

first home $100,000, 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bathroom, kitchen,livingroom,and basement.

House 2. $240,000+, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom,livingroom,and unfinish basement.

House 3. $470,000+, 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom,2 family rooms, unfinish basement.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@AnAppleA_Day:  Are you in the Chicago area?

Post # 10
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Busy bee

@MrsJX3: No, I’m in NY, a few hours north of the city.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Oh man, Australia is crazy expensive. We can’t find anywhere decent for under $550,000

$100,000 will get you this

$200,000 you might be lucky to get this

$400,000 you will get this

We have some beautiful houses but not for under $600,000 +

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2005

$100,000 gets you this.  It’s a trailer, but it’s on almost 5 acres, so…

 

$200,000 gets you this.  Also manufactured, but newer and bigger, and also with acreage.

$400,000 gets you a big old farmhouse on 38 acres.

Can you tell we live out in the country?  🙂

Our house is a 2700 sq ft stick built (not manufactured), was 5 years old when we bought it, on 15 acres.  We got it as a short sale for $285k, mostly because we’re so far out in the boonies.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

150,000 (older house, older part of town… but still one of the nicer houses in the area): 

240,000 (newer house, crappier part of town):

420,000 (new house, new part of town… my ideal):

580,000 (on a lake):

I found just about the nicest house possible for each price category. Basically, in my town, location isthe main factor in price. There are some reallllly old parts of this town that have decent houses but are cheap and the newer areas of town hike the price up.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I live on the southwest side of Chicago, and there aren’t too many houses for sale around me. But this is what you can get.

$100K — You’re looking at a condo or land. There aren’t really any (livable) houses for less than that. 

$200k will get you a cute 3-bedroom. It will probably not have a finished basement at this pricepoint.

 

For $300k, houses are a little bigger and more updated. This one is actually $329k. Like I said, there are very few houses available in the neighborhood right now.

$400k gets you a pretty big house down here, relatively speaking. Of course, a house like this in my hometown in Michigan would probably run $250K. And this house has been on the market forever, so maybe it’s overpriced. 🙂

 

Fun idea for a thread!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

~$100,000

~$200,000:

 

~$400,000

 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@EffieTrinket:  Holy man, I wanna move to Oklahoma now haha. 

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