(Closed) Spinoff – what home will $200,000 buy you where you live?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 77
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Temecula, California

 
 

$194,000

Beds:3

Baths:2

Size:1352 sqft

Lot:7,405 sqft

Built:1966

 

Post # 78
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

200k would get you a….nice downpayment lol.  No homes in that range around me.

Post # 79
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

My husband and I live in the bay area in California. I’m not sure 200k will even get a condo around here. It is one of the reasons we would like to leave the state! But gosh, we have a great group of friends. It would be hard leaving them. Portland area is what we are considering.

Post # 80
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

OMG, these threads always make me want to move to the midwest.

In my general neighborhood (part of Boston proper but not downtown), there is ONE listing for $200k, 1br, 1bath condo that is 500 square feet.  Looking at a broader area… there is literally nothing for so little money.  Undecided

Post # 81
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629 posts
Busy bee

A 2 bedroom condo in an old building.

 

Post # 82
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Busy bee

@KingsDaughter:  There’s actually quite a few condos near me $200K and under, and I live centrally in the North.

Post # 83
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Jacqui90:  I was going to post your second picture 🙂 I’m 12km from the CBD!

Post # 84
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I live in a nice part of Brooklyn, and I was surprised to find that there are actually a few things you could buy here for that price! For instance you could get a 630ft, 1bd, 1br condo in this building. The downside is it’s on the first floor, which isn’t very safe in NYC.

Post # 86
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Helper bee

Omaha Nebraska: Looking like the average for 200K is 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 3000 square feet, and a good chunk of yard.

 

 

These are both 195K. The bottom one is 4 Bedrooms and 4 bathrooms! It’s gorgeous and I am wishing I were in the market right now!!

Post # 87
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Anchorage, AK here. A condo or townhouse. Likely 2 bedrooms, under 1000 sq ft, and a carport if you’re lucky.

Post # 88
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

For 200k you can’t even enter the market where I live outside of Toronto. Toronto is worse you need ay least 600k. For young people just entering the housing market it’s very overwhelming!

 

Post # 89
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

This one is 199,531. 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms. It is located in a nicer part of town but could use some landscaping help and maybe a re-paved driveway. 2,545 sqft. It comes with stainless steel appliances. I don’t have HGTV right now, so I don’t know if everyone wants stainless steel still. 🙂 Missouri college town.

Post # 90
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ooohhhh yeah.  No such thing as a single family home for $200k in the Washington DC area where I live (Northern VA).  However, this 1 bedroom 1 bath condo is available in Falls Church for $199,950 after a recent $10k cut!  956 square feet, actually somewhat large for a 1bedroom 1 bath here:

Post # 91
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

…I don’t think you can even get a home in my neighborhood for that cheap. Not even a studio. I’m thinking that money might buy you someone’s parking space?

Sad reality.

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