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ShannonGH
07-08-2005, 10:54 AM
Inspired by the other thread (The Other Side of the Tracks), I'd like to know what $300,000 can buy you in your area?

In Prairie Village, KS (suburb of Kansas City)
$299,900
3 bd/2.5 bath
http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/kansascity/listings/large/011/1237613a.jpg

shopaholic
07-08-2005, 10:59 AM
not much

Chicago
http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/chicago/listings/large/024/05043782.jpg

SoCoWife
07-08-2005, 11:02 AM
Not great in Palm Beach either
http://images.forsalebyowner.com/propgfx/20370799-1.jpg

juliemag
07-08-2005, 11:03 AM
Everything that is $300k in my area looks to be an older/larger townhome, like this:

http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/southeastflorida/submit/large/028/f647613a.jpg

$299,900
3 Bed, 2.5 Bath

dionysia
07-08-2005, 11:05 AM
An 800 sq ft condo in Eastie:
http://www.realtor.com/Prop/1046661281

A tiny (730 sq ft!) house in Hyde Park:
http://www.realtor.com/Prop/1048393690

A 330 sq ft studio in Back Bay:
http://www.realtor.com/Prop/1048288852
($302K)

A 1000 sq ft house in Woburn (15 mi west of the city):
http://www.realtor.com/Prop/1047136884

A 1200 sq ft house in Marlborough (26 mi west of the city):
http://www.realtor.com/Prop/1047352764

No houses from 300K-325K in most closer suburbs...

Di

shopaholic
07-08-2005, 11:08 AM
If you went to surrounding suburbs..you could get this

300,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/chicago/listings/large/014/05114488.jpg

$300,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
http://homepics.realtor.com/image9/http/chicagosuburban/listings/large/046/1056668.jpg

300,000
3 Bed, 2.5 Bath
http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/chicago/listings/large/066/05071668.jpg

ginandchris
07-08-2005, 11:17 AM
This is what you get here in the expensive bay area (peninsula):

http://www.mlslistings.com/common/search/showing.asp?mls_num=516434&image_num=000&l_date=4%2F4%2F2005&imagefile=&geo_area=622

Its about 400 sq feet, yes that's right! And its listed at $299950. So, yup you don't get very much here!

http://www.mlslistings.com/common/search/showing.asp?mls_num=533172&image_num=000&l_date=6%2F15%2F2005&imagefile=&geo_area=003

This one is a whopping 741 sq feet. Same list price as the 1 above. You get a little more if you want to live closer to San Jose. Again not very much though!

sublime311
07-08-2005, 12:15 PM
In Tucson, AZ:

$292,987 (4 bedroom, 3 bath, Approx. SqFt: 2358 ):
http://www.longrealty.com/images/photos/2516744.jpg

Oakley
07-08-2005, 12:56 PM
Your money would go pretty far where I am (upstate NY).

Here are a couple I found online:
4/2.5 3300 sq. ft.
http://homepics.realtor.com/image9/http/buffalo/listings/large/001/235290_101.jpg

4/2.5 3000 sq. ft
http://homepics.realtor.com/image9/http/buffalo/listings/large/088/235790_101.jpg

Or, for that same price (or less) you could build your own house on a lot of your choice.

ETA: I LOVE that house in AZ!

LeslieR
07-08-2005, 01:03 PM
For that price, you can't get anything more than a townhouse where we live.

mrsdrummer
07-08-2005, 01:13 PM
http://www.ruthhollowayrealty.com/images/THREERIVER9920117.jpg
http://www.ruthhollowayrealty.com/images/THREERIVER9920117a.jpg
http://www.ruthhollowayrealty.com/images/THREERIVER9920117e.jpg
http://www.ruthhollowayrealty.com/images/THREERIVER9920117c.jpg
Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3+ Bath on 8 acres m/l. 314,900.00 That's the closest I can get.

LeslieandPaul
07-08-2005, 01:17 PM
In my area, 300 000 CDN will get you a 1000 sq ft, 3 bed 1 bath, 1 level house on a 1/4 acre-if you're lucky, otherwise it will get you a townhouse.

carolc
07-08-2005, 01:21 PM
http://homepics.realtor.com/image9/http/gainesville/listings/large/022/238277a.jpg

$319,900
5 Bed, 2.5 Bath
2,340 Sq. Ft.

beachlvr
07-08-2005, 01:29 PM
I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area. In my city, I can get a 700 sq ft 1 bedroom/1 bath condo for $299,999.

amorey
07-08-2005, 01:34 PM
You can get a moderate nice house here for $300k

http://edinaimages.fnistools.com/IMAGES/LISTING02/9/Large/3031552_1.jpg

4 bed, 2 bath rambler in the burbs

http://edinaimages.fnistools.com/IMAGES/LISTING02/9/Large/3047369_1.jpg

4 bed, 3 bath bungalow in the city

Keep in mind, here in MN, some of the rooms are probably in the basement.

JRPAGV
07-08-2005, 01:42 PM
4 beds/3.5 baths in my town (suburb of Atlanta)
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/atlanta/listings/large/077/1628473.00.jpg

3 beds/2 baths inside Atlanta
http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/atlantan/listings/large/067/3063304_0.jpg

3 beds/3 baths townhome inside Atlanta
http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/atlantan/listings/large/052/3071610_0.jpg

granada
07-08-2005, 01:52 PM
Heh. I'm in Southern California. No pictures, but a friend of mine bought a 600-700sf apartment conversion, 1 bd, 1 bath for $270K a year ago. Something like that is probably going for the low $300s now.

ShannonGH
07-08-2005, 02:13 PM
greenbunny, that's great news for you (as far as appreciation goes!)

Jennifer
07-08-2005, 02:21 PM
A remodel ;)

karlatta
07-08-2005, 02:29 PM
I'm in the Houston suburbs...

http://www.har.com/media/30/1462230-1.jpg
4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3280 sq. ft.

sublime311
07-08-2005, 02:46 PM
I'm in the Houston suburbs...

http://www.har.com/media/30/1462230-1.jpg
4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3280 sq. ft.

Hey! I've seen houses like that in Spring and The Woodlands! Do all houses in Houston's suburbs look like this?!? I do love the brick.

dana b
07-08-2005, 02:47 PM
a car :p

carrie9142
07-08-2005, 02:54 PM
Oddly, the Houston house looks like a bunch of the houses in my GMIL's neighborhood in Toronto!

305k in Little Rock, AR.
http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/carmls/listings/large/043/10086648.jpg

310k
http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/carmls/listings/large/059/10088431.jpg

LeslieR
07-08-2005, 03:08 PM
I don't know if this is a townhouse or a condo as it doesn't clarify:
http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/norwalk/listings/large/095/98243895.jpg
$299,900
4 Bed, 2 Bath
2,081 Sq. Ft.

townhouse:
http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/norwalk/submit/large/066/98242069a.jpg
$299,900
2 Bed, 3 Bath
2,300 Sq. Ft.

tlew12778
07-08-2005, 03:13 PM
Ugh... we're going to spend just under that and get a 1BR apt in Milan :(.

LRL
07-08-2005, 03:46 PM
There has not been anything in our town for under 300K in about a year. One bedroom condos are selling in the mid 300's.

It really makes me want to move away. Any of you ladies in more affordable areas want a new neighbor? ;)

southhavenjen
07-09-2005, 07:45 AM
3BR/1+ BATH just 1/4 block from Lake Michigan (not too exciting of a house but great location) $299,000

http://www.swmric.com/listingpics/tmbphoto/024/2527824.jpg


Cute brand-new condo (3 BR, 2+ BATHS) on the river for a little less: $286,000

http://www.swmric.com/listingpics/tmbphoto/006/2421806.jpg

kris97
07-09-2005, 12:12 PM
The short answer is nothing. :( The cheapest homes in my town are at least $329,000 (there don't seem to be any condos for sale right now.) The cheapest I could find in an adjoining town was this $314,900 2 bedroom/1 bath beauty"
http://pictures.gsmls.com/MediaDisplay/54/hr3162354-1.jpg

This is the description: Two bedroom colonial, thermopane windows. Close to school,shopping & transportation. Slight seepage in heavy rains. Home sold strictly 'as is'.

Grrreat.

filmgirl7
07-09-2005, 01:41 PM
I also live in the NY/NJ area, and we're finding it very frustrating to even think about looking for a house. A decent condo is about 200K, and if you want 2 bedrooms it can be 300K. BTW, how do you post pictures on here? I tried before but can't get it to work. :-(

Kates
07-09-2005, 07:32 PM
3BR, 3 Bath, in Downtown Ottawa (Ontario) for $299,900 CAD
http://pictures.mls.ca/mls/reb76/medres/0/6063501.jpg


4BR, 4 Bath, in the suburb of Ottawa where we live, for $299,500 CAD
http://pictures.mls.ca/mls/reb76/medres/1/6018311.jpg

Rancid13
07-09-2005, 07:39 PM
There's nothing in my town (Los Alamitos, CA) available for under $475K. But I found this jewel in the city next door, Seal Beach for $240,000:

http://socalpictures.marketlinx.com/MediaDisplay/97/hr95263797-1.jpg

http://socalpictures.marketlinx.com/MediaDisplay/97/hr95263797-3.jpg

It's a 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo, estimated at 1000 sq feet. It's also 55+ senior living, located smack dab in the middle of Leisure World.

I just did a search of the whole County of Orange for active properties under 300K (that aren't co-ops) and it came back with a grand total of 115, half of which are in Leisure World in Seal Beach and Laguna Woods.

Here's one in nearby Fountain Valley. Hmmm, no pics of the unit itself:

http://socalpictures.marketlinx.com/MediaDisplay/08/hr95270408-4.jpg

http://socalpictures.marketlinx.com/MediaDisplay/08/hr95270408-3.jpg

Hmmm. It's 1 bedroom, 1 bath, approximately 500 square feet. $285K.

Unfortunately you can't get much around here for $300K or under, unless you're an old person and want to live in Leisure World, or if you're willing to live in a tiny condo. The cheapest detached house in Orange County is at $380K right now, and it's pretty bad looking and in the bad area of Santa Ana.

Sazoo
07-10-2005, 11:01 AM
You can't really get very much right in downtown Seattle. Here's one:

Remodeled studio condo in downtown Seattle, 513 SF, selling for $295,000:
http://locator.nwmls.com/nwmls_photos/bigphoto/587/25088587.jpg?ts=050710104941

Here are a few in some nearby suburbs:

Here are some brand new townhomes, 1400 SF, 3 bed, 1.75 bath, selling for $299K:
http://locator.nwmls.com/nwmls_photos/bigphoto/740/25095740.jpg?ts=050710104311

This is a 960 SF home built in 1925, 2 bed, 2 bath, selling for $294,950:
http://locator.nwmls.com/nwmls_photos/bigphoto/862/25096862.jpg?ts=050710104655

Farther away suburbs:

Here's a 3 bed, 2.5 bath home built in 1979, 2380 SF, selling for $299, 950:
http://locator.nwmls.com/nwmls_photos/bigphoto/851/25063851.jpg?ts=050710105501

This one is 1260 SF, built in 1989, 3 bed, 2 bath, selling for $299,950:
http://locator.nwmls.com/nwmls_photos/bigphoto/110/25063110.jpg?ts=050710110057

cpaccione
07-10-2005, 03:19 PM
We bought our home here in Vegas for 297,000. It's pretty much an example of what your gonna get here around the same price.

4 bdrms/opt loft; 2 1/2 bath
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5df06b3127cce9f6a4276d5ab00000016108QaNnDVwyaM

MLA
07-10-2005, 03:21 PM
Okay, so in my zip code in Los Angeles (which is NOT a desirable zipcode), almost everything under $300K is just land. But here are two things that are available:

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/westernla/submit/large/069/05-036311a.jpg
2bed/2ba condo in the 'hood

OR

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/westernla/listings/large/020/04-066324.jpg
3bed/1ba in the 'hood

Now, where DH and I are moving (Durham, North Carolina), here's what you can get for $279K:

http://nc-tmls.photos.mlsfinder.com/photos/8/0/9/7/5/5/809755-1.jpg
http://nc-tmls.photos.mlsfinder.com/photos/8/0/9/7/5/5/809755-11.jpg
http://nc-tmls.photos.mlsfinder.com/photos/8/0/9/7/5/5/809755-2.jpg http://nc-tmls.photos.mlsfinder.com/photos/8/0/9/7/5/5/809755-3.jpg
3bed/2.5ba
2100 square feet
.34 acres

I'm so happy to be getting out of LA!

Heidi9771
07-11-2005, 06:08 AM
In Amherst, N.H....seems to be older homes

$294,900 2.7 acres 3bd/1bath
http://www.beangroup.com/media/idx_photos/nneren//197938.jpg

$299,500 0.9 acres 3bd/1bath
http://www.beangroup.com/media/idx_photos/nneren//205026.jpg

$305,900 1.7 acres 3bd/1bath
http://www.beangroup.com/media/idx_photos/nneren//211969.jpg

dragonfly28602
07-11-2005, 06:43 AM
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/catawbavalley/listings/large/022/9516433.jpg
4 Bed, 2.1 Bath
2,709 Sq. Ft.
0.73 Acres

or

[/IMG]http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/catawbavalley/listings/large/064/9512593.jpg[/IMG]
$289,900
3 Bed, 2.1 Bath
2,471 Sq. Ft.
0.53 Acres

dragonfly28602
07-11-2005, 06:44 AM
im a dork and posted twice.

ktdelsur
07-11-2005, 07:01 AM
Here in my little upstate SC town:

4BR, 2.5BA
$277,700

http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/anderson/listings/large/054/116892.jpg

5BR, 3.5BA
$299,900
http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/anderson/listings/large/038/114938.jpg

Mystikal
07-11-2005, 07:02 AM
I'm in NY right on the PA border.

http://images.homescape.com/normal/listings/EXTP/IMAGEJPG.3/75548/37774441.JPG
4BR 2.5Bath, 2718 sq ft. $325,000

http://images.homescape.com/normal/listings/EXTP/IMAGEJPG.2/63294/31647058.JPG
3br, 2.5bath, 2,100 sq ft., $289,900

Sorry, I can't make the pictures any bigger.

Chris'slady
07-11-2005, 07:13 AM
MLA when are you moving to NC?

rosa727
07-11-2005, 07:13 AM
Here in southern Virginia you can get this 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, 1800 sq. ft. brand new house.

http://www.lynchburgmls.com/PICTURES/212520.JPG

My city is about average for cost of living across the country.

PrincessButrcup
07-11-2005, 07:17 AM
In my town, $314,000 would get you this
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/rhodeisland/submit/large/072/540246a.jpg http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/rhodeisland/listings/large/015/540246_3.jpg http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/rhodeisland/listings/large/016/540246_4.jpg
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,136 Sq. Ft.
2 Acres

amew
07-11-2005, 09:42 AM
Austin, TX

Near downtown and UT:

http://www.austinhomesearch.com/Photos/Houses/024R/RGB/7468054.jpg

$305,000
2 bedrooms, 1 bath
1647 sq. feet on 0.18 acrea

In the suburbs:

http://www.austinhomesearch.com/Photos/Houses/0991/RGB/7264746.jpg

$304,900
5 bedrooms, 4 baths
3620 square feet on "large" lot

DallasLady
07-11-2005, 12:49 PM
This house is in my nieghborhood in Plano Texas (a suburb of Dallas)

335K, 4 bedrooms/3.5 baths/4LA/2 car garage, 3500sq.ft.

http://www.ebby.com/thumbnail/L947050321120227/listing_1.jpg?x=450

http://www.ebby.com/thumbnail/L947050321120227/listing_4.jpg?x=450

http://www.ebby.com/thumbnail/L947050321120227/listing_2.jpg?x=450

allison
07-11-2005, 01:54 PM
Houston burbs
http://harpictures.marketlinx.com/MediaDisplay/51/hr1252051-1.jpg
5 BR
4 ful and 2 half baths
3 car garage

http://harpictures.marketlinx.com/MediaDisplay/29/hr1440829-1.jpg
5 BR
3-1/2 bath
2 CG

SaphirimalMei
07-11-2005, 02:08 PM
http://images.coloradohomes.com/NRT_ID_Photos/344/68664344.jpg
$325,000
1 BR, 1 BA CABIN
on 8 acres

http://images.coloradohomes.com/NRT_ID_Photos/605/77743605.jpg
$325,000
3 BR, 2 BA RANCH
966 sq ft

http://images.coloradohomes.com/NRT_ID_Photos/128/83586128.jpg
$325,000
2BR, 2BA CONDO
978 sq ft

I just did a random search on a random website...there were NO properties available below $325,000 :(

CLICK HERE (http://www.coloradohomes.com/search/propertydetails.aspx?cl=&cp=1&sc=price&so=d&rpp=10&pr=ARESD&minp=4800000&maxp=5000000&minbeds=0&minbaths=0&cou=254&AcresFrom=0&AcresTo=99999&cities=3334&tpc=&GAR=&PAR=&CAA=&UFE=&NC=0&CPT=&SQFt=0&IsAdv=0&KeyW=&Fire=0&Styleid=&Water=0&spg=0&st=CO&ls=&pt=ARESD&srch=RESD&PrintView=0&NoThumb=0&VTO=0&lux=0&OpenH=0&JL=0&mlsnumber=441504&NRTID=76026143&OfficeID=0&agentid=0&teamid=0&slid=0&spid=0&OnlyCB=-1&ab=0&mp=0&camefrom=&mhsdate=7%2f11%2f2005&mhsdays=9999&Subdivision=&YearBuilt=1000&zipcode=) to see what a cool 5 mil can buy you in Boulder County :p

emmjay
07-11-2005, 02:08 PM
xxx

nylons73
07-11-2005, 02:14 PM
OMG! SaphirimalMei! That house for 5 mil is so gorgeous!! Anybody have 4,995,000 I can borrow? heh heh ;)

SaphirimalMei
07-11-2005, 02:15 PM
emmjay - see! Denver is much more reasonable than Boulder!
Too bad I'm not a big city gal :p

SaphirimalMei
07-11-2005, 02:16 PM
nylons73: that house is totally droolworthy. <sigh>

emmjay
07-11-2005, 02:36 PM
xxx

SaphirimalMei
07-11-2005, 02:38 PM
Location, location, location you got that right :)

Rosebud
07-11-2005, 02:45 PM
Nothing, actually. I just did a search for my area and surrounding areas and there was not one property to buy under $300,000. Not even a condo. Not even vacant land.

screetch
07-11-2005, 10:33 PM
Where I live now, on the eastern coast of central Florida:
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/brevardcounty/listings/large/098/330523.jpg
3BR, 2BA, .16 acres, swimming pool

And where we are moving to, NW Indiana:
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/fortwayne/listings/large/038/2504249.jpg
4BR, 4BA, overlooks pond

Rico'sAlice
07-11-2005, 11:41 PM
DH and I have homes in both MA and TX, we go back and forth every six months or so depending on the work situation... so I'll post from both areas.


Within my zipcode- SE Houston
$299,750
http://images.snapfish.com/344437%3A323232%7Ffp3%3Enu%3D3254%3E8%3A9%3E%3A%3C 6%3EWSNRCG%3D3232%3A4%3A%3B67963nu0mrj http://images.snapfish.com/344437%3A323232%7Ffp63%3Dot%3E2345%3D99%3A%3D%3B%3 B7%3DXROQDF%3E2323959%3C5886%3Bot1lsi http://images.snapfish.com/344437%3A323232%7Ffp54%3Dot%3E2345%3D99%3A%3D%3B%3 B7%3DXROQDF%3E2323959%3C5%3C242ot1lsi
Bedrooms: 4 Bedroom(s)
Baths: 3 Full & 1 Half Bath(s)
Garage: 3 CAR Oversized
Stories: 2 STORY
Style: Traditional
Year Built: 1993/Appraisal District
Build Sqft: 3,616 /Appraisal District
Lotsize: 10,296 /Appraisal District
Subd: BROOKWOOD
Mrkt Area: CLEAR LAKE
City: HOUSTON/PASADENA
Zip Code: 77059-4014


And in the Berkshires. (Western MA)
http://images.snapfish.com/344437%3A323232%7Ffp47%3Dot%3E2345%3D99%3A%3D%3B%3 B7%3DXROQDF%3E2323959%3C5%3C23%3Bot1lsi
City: Great Barrington
Property Type: Residential
Sq Ft Living: 1068
Acres Apx: 0.46
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Room #: 5
Year Built: 1964
Lot Size: 200x100


Pretty significant difference in how far your money goes. And the funny thing is we make 3-5 times as much per month for the work we do down here as we were up there. But we like it up there much better,

sandt8704
07-12-2005, 09:42 AM
A 300K home does not exist in my area. MY DH and I purchased our home in 2001 for 370K (it's a townhouse...shared wall) and it's now appraised at 615K. Living in the SF Bay Area, house wise, is absolutely ridiculous.

But I wouldn't live anywhere else!

sunshineab622
07-12-2005, 10:13 AM
299,900
http://ms-mls.com/NWMARReports/Media/226472_194531.jpg

299,500
http://ms-mls.com/NWMARReports/Media/228770_002958.jpg

http://ms-mls.com/NWMARReports/Media/228817.jpg

sorry the 1st one is so big

LittleFredPunkinHead
07-12-2005, 02:15 PM
For $299,800, in central Ohio:
http://homepics.realtor.com/image9/http/columbus/submit/large/031/2516453a.jpg
- 4 beds, 3.5 baths
- 2,200 sq ft, plus an add'l 700 sq ft in the finished basement
- new build, you can still pick your colors
- two story foyer, first floor den, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with maple cabinets and granite counter-tops, a family room with gas log fireplace
- hardwood floors, nine foot ceilings
- carpet allowance
- pre wired for surround sound, cat 5, cable, security
- master suite with a Jacuzzi tub
- bonus room over the two car garage that could be made into a bedroom

There are some things about Ohio that I'm not too fond of, but the real estate is not one of them. ;)

villanelle75
07-12-2005, 02:24 PM
Why do I keep reading this thread??? All it does it upset me. Must stay out of thread!!!
*storms off to pay giant mortgage payment on moderate townhouse*

scout
07-12-2005, 06:35 PM
Why is Houston real estate so reasonably priced? In every other large city, housing is at a premium.

Rico'sAlice
07-12-2005, 11:19 PM
RE: why is Houston so reasonable- I don't Really know, but I think it is because Houston is somewhat sprawling. There is the business/downtown area that does not have too many houses, but apartments/condos there are somewhat expensive. However, there are a lot of suburbs that have been incorporated into the city of Houston but don't have much to stand on, on their own so that keeps prices down. It's not like LA where different areas have a life of their own.

graciebella
07-13-2005, 06:36 AM
Suburban Atlanta (northside)

http://winphotos6.listingware.com/3/0/3087630_0.jpg

4/3 on 1/2 acre lot

Jane&Andy
07-13-2005, 07:06 AM
Where I live now: Bowie, MD
http://images.homescape.com/normal/listings/EXTP/IMAGEJPG.3/80627/40313725.JPG
$312,000
4 bdrm, 2 bath Cape Cod, 0.16 acres, about 1500 sq ft

Where I used to live: Cary, NC
http://images.homescape.com/normal/listings/EXTP/IMAGEJPG.3/81012/40506171.JPG
$299,900
4 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, 0.32 acres, 2,700 sq ft

and where I grew up: Spring, TX
http://www.har.com/media/98/1490898-1.jpg
$305,000
4 bdrm, 3 1/2 bath, pool, 3,299 sq ft

I have got to move out of MD!! :eek:

amew
07-13-2005, 07:44 AM
Why is Houston real estate so reasonably priced? In every other large city, housing is at a premium.

I don't live in Houston, but I do live in Texas (Austin). Like Rico's Alice said, I think the housing prices around here have to do with the fact that land is plentiful -- Houston covers a much larger area than NYC, DC, Boston or SF. Also, keep in mind that a lot of the giant homes you see for $300,000 in big Texas cities are probably in new developments a good distance from downtown. Sure they may technically be in Houston, but you can be in the city limits and still be in a very suburban area with a long commute from downtown. Homes in older, more established neighborhoods close to downtown are often a lot pricier. My two best girlfriends and I live in Houston, Dallas, and Austin, respectively, and all of us own homes that we paid $250,000-400,000 for -- yet none of us live in 4000 sq. ft., two-story brick houses on 1/2 acre lots (more like 60 year old houses with 1200-1500 sq. ft. on a tiny lot with no garage). So yes, Texas is a heck of a lot less expensive than other places (I lived in DC, Chicago, and New England prior to moving here), but sometimes I think some of the pictures of $250,000 mansions make it appear deceptively cheap.

Reebs
07-13-2005, 07:49 AM
Jane&Andy, you grew up in Spring, TX??? One of my bf's lives there! Small world!

Jane&Andy
07-13-2005, 07:51 AM
Reebs - that's cool! I lived there for 12 yrs! Our house was huge but it sure didn't feel like a mansion - its what all the houses were like. Too bad real estate is so much more expensive here. That Bowie house I posted is the same model as mine (minus the front porch) and I just can't imagine paying over $300,000 for it - its just not that nice!

allison
07-13-2005, 08:26 AM
I lived in Spring when I was much younger. I wouldn't say any of those house are mansions, really. I think of River Oaks (where all of the "old money" is)when it comes to mansions.
As far as housing closer to town, the homes are much older (like many cities). Here's an example of a home in Houston for $300,000
http://harpictures.marketlinx.com/MediaDisplay/47/hr1508147-20.jpg

There are tons of new townhomes and condos being built downtown/intown as well that you can buy for around $300,000. DH and I really wanted to keep on living downtown, but land is at a premium and you don't get much for it. We moved about 23 minute drive to downtown and the lots in our older neighborhood are anywhere from 1/2 acre to 3 acres. We tore down an older house and built a new one.

Land is very plentiful in Houston which means more affordable housing. If you move to the suburbs you can buy and brand new, 4000 sqft house for a very reasonable price (our house is 6000 sqft). Just remember that if you work downtown, you'll have a good commute!

I will say that, yes we live in the suburbs, but I don't have to go to downtown for anything. I have shopping, restaurants, and entertainment all within 5 minutes of me. The airport is also closeby. Our area stands on its on just fine (as do most of the suburbs).

scout
07-13-2005, 08:34 AM
Thanks for explaining the housing situation in Houston to me! It's something I've been wondering about for awhile.

Brady
07-13-2005, 08:59 AM
Why do I keep reading this thread??? All it does it upset me. Must stay out of thread!!!
*storms off to pay giant mortgage payment on moderate townhouse*

LOL. I always practically choke on whatever I am drinking/eating when I see some of these places in TX, midwest and NC, etc...

We live about 20 minutes North of Boston and while we'd love to buy a house in the town we currently own a tiny condo in... basically there is nothing listed under $300K except land.

This was the lowest priced house I could find in my town, at $349.9K
http://photos.gmacreco.com/MLSListings/129/Full/70200474.1.jpg
Price $349,900
Bedrooms 2
Full Baths 1
Sq. Footage 1056

It's actually quite cute inside, but a 2 bedroom tiny house for $350K?! It's insane and so frustrating.

sparkle&shine
07-13-2005, 09:34 AM
This is from the city I live in:
$299,000
1900 sq ft home in a gated community
3 bed 2.5 bath
http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/phoenix/submit/large/040/2328289a.jpg


Real estate is going crazy over here. We built our house in 2000 for the whopping price of $122,000. 3 bedrooms, an enclosed den, 2 bath 1700 sq ft.!! Our house is now selling for $270! :eek: Yeah Us!

Can't_Wait
07-13-2005, 10:12 AM
Homes are pretty reasonable in Oklahoma.

This is a home in Oklahoma City:
http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/oklahomacity/submit/large/068/213208a.jpg
4 Bed, 3 Bath
3,429 Sq. Ft.
3 BEDS, LIVING ROOM AND THEATER ROOM UPSTAIRS!! MASTER BED, 2 LIVING, 2 DINING DOWNSTAIRS. LARGE BACKYARD WITH OUTDOOR KITCHEN AND CONCRETE POOL, HOT TUB AND BASKET BALL COURT!!! OVER 3,400 SQ FT!! NEUTRAL DECPERFECT FAMILY HOME, 3 BEDS, LIVING ROOM AND THEATER ROOM UPSTAIRSOR!! PC SCHOOLS!! THEATER ROOM WITH WET BAR W/GRANITE AND WALL OF BOOKCASES! MOVE IN READY CONDITION!!

Franni
07-13-2005, 10:24 AM
don't have pics, but just saw a condo in my neighborhood.

$325,000
1 bed, 1 bath
engineered hardwood floors
italian marble tiled bathroom
519 sq ft
maintenance - $166
taxes - $4,400

This is in an OK building, not great. No doorman. No lobby.

Can't deal with crazy real estate prices. :eek:

IrisHope
07-13-2005, 10:33 AM
Can't get anything where I live but a few towns over you can get this. I live in Fairfield County, CT

http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/norwalk/listings/large/023/98229300.jpg

Nigellas
07-13-2005, 10:35 AM
http://homepics.realtor.com/image6/http/annarbor/listings/large/031/2507647_101.jpg

$299,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
1,603 Sq. Ft.
Bulit in 1938



http://homepics.realtor.com/image6/http/annarbor/listings/large/033/2503361_101.jpg

$299,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
1,268 Sq. Ft.
Buily in 1929


ETA- both of these are in Ann Arbor, MI

LDS Angel 19
07-13-2005, 10:35 AM
Waterford, MI Right in between the richest and poorest towns in the county. Over on the rich side, nothin' but condos. Over on the poor side, nothing for that high.

I would love to have this house though.

$299,000
3 Bed, 2.5 Bath
2,189 Sq. Ft.
0.19 Acres

http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/detroit/listings/large/081/25042206.jpg

IrisHope
07-13-2005, 10:39 AM
You know what's sad? This house is over 650,000 where I live. How nice it would have been to live in our parents generation.

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/darien/listings/large/070/8795_101.jpg

http://www.realtor.com/FindHome/HomeListing.asp?snum=5&mlsttl=&frm=bymap&pgnum=1&mls=xmls&js=on&target=&ct=Darien&st=CT&sbint=&sbls=&sblo=&areaid=2000024&mnsqft=&fid=so&vtsort=&mnprice=600000&mxprice=850000&mnbed=0&mnbath=0&typ=1&poe=homestore&x=13&y=6&sid=0504AA8B5F9EC&snumxlid=1046881013&lnksrc=00001

IrisHope
07-13-2005, 12:29 PM
I am not liking how all these threads are categorized so precisely. I wish this was in chit chat :(

dionysia
07-13-2005, 01:05 PM
*commiserates with Brady*

This is why I keep repeating to myself "it's worth it" on my 45 min - 1 hour commute every day.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v469/dionysia/house2.jpg

Di

Anitsiva
07-13-2005, 01:36 PM
a 2 bedroom townhouse,

sheartm7
07-14-2005, 06:47 AM
I'm so jealous of all these beautiful houses for 300k. It really makes me want to move.

In my town, you can buy this house for 310k.

http://homepics.realtor.com/image8/http/mlspin/listings/large/020/70180586.jpg

Single Family Property, Approximately 0.92 acre(s), Lot is approximately 40185 sq. ft., Year built: 1983, Detached home, Garage, Basement

Property Features

Single Family Property
Detached home
Year built: 1983
2 total bedroom(s)
1 total full bath(s)
4 total rooms
Master bedroom
Kitchen
Living room
Sun room
Approximately 960 sq. ft.

cpbride8203
07-14-2005, 07:24 AM
In the town we just bought in on Long Island, you can not get anything decent for under $500,000.

This is what we just bought for $530,000:

3 bdrm, 2 1/2 baths, full basement, walk up attic...
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5d824b3127cce924e31f440c600000016109AatGbNw0a4

In the town I grew up in...suburb of Pittsburgh, Pa:

4 bdrm, 3 1/2 bath...
http://homepics.realtor.com/image8/http/pittsburghpa/listings/large/092/568858_101.jpg

Makes me want to move back home....

bellezzadolce
07-14-2005, 07:35 AM
This is a house in the Memphis Area(TN) for $299,900.00

http://pictures.maar.marketlinx.com/HighRes/73/2604573_0.jpg

Bedrooms, Total: 5
Bedrooms, Down: 3
Full Baths: 3
Half Baths: 0
Fireplace(s): 2
Pool: In Ground
Parking: Garage
Year Built: 1990
Acreage: 0.35

kerrykate
07-14-2005, 07:43 AM
$299,000 in the Dayton, OH area 4 bd 2.5 bath:
http://dayton.rapmls.com/listingpics/bigphoto/028/294828.jpg
$279,000 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths
http://dayton.rapmls.com/listingpics/bigphoto/092/293792.jpg

Anitsiva
07-14-2005, 07:47 AM
I think I am going to move to Oklahoma or Ohio or even Tennesee. Such nice homes for a great price. Thos homes would cost close to 1 million in my neck of the woods.

sparkle&shine
07-14-2005, 07:56 AM
OMG! That second house that kerrykate posted is GORGEOUS. I would LOVE to have that house! That is about the price that MY house is selling for. Sheesh.

DallasLady
07-14-2005, 04:17 PM
I think the housing prices around here have to do with the fact that land is plentiful -- Houston covers a much larger area than NYC, DC, Boston or SF. Also, keep in mind that a lot of the giant homes you see for $300,000 in big Texas cities are probably in new developments a good distance from downtown. Sure they may technically be in Houston, but you can be in the city limits and still be in a very suburban area with a long commute from downtown. Homes in older, more established neighborhoods close to downtown are often a lot pricier...

I agree. I live in Dallas (duh) and you have to go relatively far from the city to get the 300K mansions. If you want city convenience, you will pay more. However, even if you like right smack in the middle of the city, you will still pay a lot less than most metropolitan areas.

I also think the availability of land makes our housing cheaper. We haven't used up all our space yet like the more expensive markets. You can still get brand new houses within 30 minutes of downtown.

LeslieR
07-14-2005, 05:07 PM
These are both in in Illinois.

In the town I grew up in:
http://homepics.realtor.com/image9/http/chicagosuburban/submit/large/022/1071526a.jpg
$299,900
4 Bed, 2.5 Bath

And this is in the town I lived in before I moved here to be with DH:
http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/chicago/listings/large/020/05163471.jpg
$299,900
3 Bed, 3.5 Bath

*sigh*

miel
07-14-2005, 11:56 PM
PLEASE...maybe say where you live? It's just so sad when I see this giant mansion and think--could I live there? And then I don't know where in heck it is! :)

JillLuvsNate
07-15-2005, 12:56 AM
If you are lucky, you might find a 1 BR / 1 BA condo in my area for $300,000 but probably not... most prices I found were upwards of $350,000! Yikes! (And these condos are the same size as most apartments!)

Jessica
07-15-2005, 06:11 AM
In a crummy town in northern NJ, $289,000 buys you this beauty

http://photos.njmls.com/large/13/2520013.jpg

It's got 2 BR, 1 BA and 4 rooms total
"Has repairable water damage"
Estimated monthly mortgage only $1275
A great opportunity for first time buyers. ;)


My zip code didn't pop up anything in that range, but you can get some condos for that price in a nice area.

zannli
07-15-2005, 06:50 AM
Here (Johnson City, TN) you can find this -
4 bedroom 3 bath
3668 sq. ft
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/northeasttn/listings/large/087/213685a.jpg

or For a million (or $999k) you can get this estate
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/northeasttn/listings/large/079/217987a.jpg
with its 6 bedrooms and 8 baths and 7,974 sq. ft. and 4.26 acres of land + tennis court

It might make those of you who feel bad that there isn't much under 300K in your area feel better to know that- a good deal of us who live in those areas will never be able to make enough thanks to employment and industry in those areas to be able to afford to live in one of those houses. DH and I can only dream of a $300,000 home as our combined income in professional feilds- using our college degrees- 5 years out of school, only comes to less than $55K a year. No use having a huge mortgage if you can't find a job where you could make enough to pay it.

IrisHope
07-15-2005, 06:57 AM
Which would you rather have? A big house in an area that's not your favorite, or a small house in an area you love?

Brady
07-15-2005, 07:11 AM
Which would you rather have? A big house in an area that's not your favorite, or a small house in an area you love?

Small house in an area I love. But in our current market, that's also just a pipe dream. Currently, to afford any sort of a house, we'd have to move further out up near the NH border or in NH, away from family, friend, jobs... and even up there, a "tiny" house would be close to $300. To have only know this would all happen about 5-10 years ago and have bought a house back then! Who knew?!

ajb524
07-15-2005, 09:32 AM
http://athens.1st-place.com/photos/46/878146-1.jpg
$305,000
New Construction- 5BR/3BA on a 1 acre lot

Athens, GA (about an hour and a half east of Atlanta)

jimmysgirl424
07-15-2005, 09:43 AM
In Baltimore, it depends on the area more than anything. This house looks like a piece of crap, but it is in a highly desirable area of Baltimore; Federal Hill:

http://imgsrv.homes.com/imgsrv/d9/31/120047319.jpg

295,000



In my area (Rosedale):

http://imgsrv.homes.com/imgsrv/d0/32/128715320.jpg

300,000

amew
07-15-2005, 12:51 PM
Which would you rather have? A big house in an area that's not your favorite, or a small house in an area you love?

Small house in an area I love. We could have gotten a much bigger house by moving 20 minutes further from downtown, but we weren't willing to move to the suburbs. We love our neighborhood, and I love living 3 miles from work -- living in a less desirable area would not be worth it to me, even if it meant a big house.

villanelle75
07-15-2005, 12:54 PM
As long as it wasn't an utterly tiny house, I'd go for smaller house, better area and shorter commute.

Kristen78
07-15-2005, 01:28 PM
This house is about a mile from where I live. I drive by it everyday and I don't think its worth $300K. Its right on a busy road where people are driving by at 50mph.
Colchester, VT
3 bedrooms
2 baths
2053 sq feet
http://www.hickokandboardman.com/mls/photos/2501611a.JPG

Here is another one
Essex, VT
6 rooms
4 bedrooms
2 baths
1715 sq feet
http://www.hickokandboardman.com/mls/photos/2505576a.JPG

princessjasmin
07-15-2005, 02:49 PM
We just bought this property at $310,000 but it was listed at $329,000

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5dd30b3127cce90cb1ff0963500000016108CcMmzhyybm

Sophia
07-15-2005, 06:27 PM
Rio Grande Valley, Texas (extreme deep south Texas)

$299,900
4 Bed, 3.5 Bath

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/mcallen/listings/large/020/04009.jpg

I actually know this family--my aunt used to live next door, and I went to HS with one of their daughters

$295,000
4 Bed, 3.5 Bath
1 Acre

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/mcallen/listings/large/050/04319.jpg

$286,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/mcallen/listings/large/046/00022.jpg

suzubeane
07-17-2005, 04:10 PM
http://www.riliving.com/Images/propsearch/PropertyImages/541496__.jpg

$329,000
East Side Of Providence, RI

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Colonial With Hardwood Floors Ent. Hall W/ French Doors, Fireplaced Livingroom Dining Room, New Windows, 4 Y/o Single Layer Roof 2 Porches, 2 Car Garage, High Ceiling Basemt - Ez Finish

The "East Side" is considered desirable and has high property values, but this house is near a busy commercial corner.

LeslieR
07-17-2005, 04:21 PM
Where my parents live in FL:

http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/westpalmbeach/listings/large/056/2505683.jpg
$300,000
6 Bed, 4 Bath
2,600 Sq. Ft

Wrighty26
07-17-2005, 04:33 PM
Where my parents live in FL:

http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/westpalmbeach/listings/large/056/2505683.jpg
$300,000
6 Bed, 4 Bath
2,600 Sq. Ft


Where do they live in FL???? There's no way in hell I could find a house that big, with that much land here in Orlando! :D Even the sketchy parts!!!

LeslieR
07-17-2005, 04:50 PM
Where do they live in FL???? There's no way in hell I could find a house that big, with that much land here in Orlando! :D Even the sketchy parts!!!

Port St Lucie

Atlanta_eBride
07-17-2005, 04:53 PM
Oh this beauty can be found in one of the inner city neighborhoods of Atlanta for $300K. Please note how many bathrooms it has.

http://gamlsphotos.listingware.com/2/2/1685702.00.jpg

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 0 Full, 0 Three-Quarters, 0 Half

We've been looking since the fall and the ones that aren't falling in get eaten up by the developers faster then you can possibly do anything about it.

Wrighty26
07-17-2005, 05:24 PM
Port St Lucie

Ahh...ok! :D That's a nice little community!

bciob22
07-17-2005, 05:54 PM
$300,000 can buy the first 3 1/2 houses on my block :D

mrs_pell
07-17-2005, 08:06 PM
Northern Suburb of Houston (about 20-25 miles from downtown):

$318,000

http://www.har.com/media/70/1482970-2.jpg

http://www.har.com/media/70/1482970-15.jpg

http://www.har.com/media/70/1482970-5.jpg

http://www.har.com/media/70/1482970-6.jpg

http://www.har.com/media/70/1482970-10.jpg

5 bedrooms + study
3.5 baths
2 car garage
3901 sq. ft with lot of 10,657 sq ft

justHB
07-17-2005, 11:16 PM
Here's what you can get in a liveable area of Oakland for around $300K.

Desirable Adams Point, 1/2 block from Lake Merritt & Fairyland. Spacious & bright condo shows like a model! Balcony w/beautiful garden view in a great bldg. Inviting open floor plan. Many upgrades including upgraded flooring & built-in closets. Cls to shops, restrnts & bart.

1 Bedrooms, 1 Bath(s)
745 Estimated Sq. Ft.
$309,000

http://www.mlsb.com/pix/pixMAX/MAXEBRDI40094300a.jpg

http://www.mlsb.com/pix/pixMAX/MAXEBRDI40094300b.jpg

http://www.mlsb.com/pix/pixMAX/MAXEBRDI40094300h.jpg

justHB
07-17-2005, 11:23 PM
And here's what you can get for nearly the same price in the suburb of Pittsburgh, PA that we moved from 3 years ago.

http://www.prudentialpreferred.com/property/photos/563434.jpg

This Two-story Colonial home features Brick and Cedar exterior, Asphalt roof, 2 car Integral Garage, Ceramic Tile and Hard Wood and Wall to Wall Carpet floors, 1 fireplace, Gas heating, Central Air cooling, 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 partial bathroom

or

http://images.images1.e-net.com/mls/online/Westpenn/Property/Full/551982_1000.jpg

Absolutely Gorgeous! Must see! Large rooms, Gr8 Neighborhood, 1st floor laundry,2 st foyer,loft,double fireplace from FR to Den, Cath ceilings in MBR, sprinkler system +++

$279,900
4 Bedroom(s)
2 Full Bath(s), 2 Half Bath(s)

oceaneast
07-17-2005, 11:38 PM
Type: Approximately 701-800 sq. ft. $324,000

http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/wilmington/listings/large/006/3453521.jpg

jessicamjohnson
07-18-2005, 07:03 AM
This is a great thread....Here in the northeast heights of Albuquerque, New Mexico this is what you can get...
2400+ sq ft., 4 bedrooms....
http://homepics.realtor.com/image9/http/albuquerque/listings/large/067/441497a.jpg

On the other side of town....(the suburbs if you will)
2600+ sq. ft, 3 bedrooms
http://homepics.realtor.com/image9/http/albuquerque/listings/large/023/438658a.jpg

Kanga
07-20-2005, 07:56 AM
Quite a bit

In Des Moines, $299,900
4br, 3ba
http://images.homescape.com/normal/listingsRA/EXTP/IMAGEJPG/247235/24723533.JPG

http://images.homescape.com/normal/listings/EXTP/IMAGEJPG.3/79565/39782540.JPG

In the suburbs
pretty much the same
Bedrooms: 4
Full Bathrooms: 3
Half Bathrooms: 1
Single Family Home
Sq. Ft. (approx.): 3,140
$295,000

http://images.homescape.com/normal/listings/EXTP/IMAGEJPG.3/78250/39125240.JPG

nylons73
07-20-2005, 08:05 AM
HB! - Wow! What a difference between Pittsburgh and Oakland! Thanks for posting that! Makes me want to convice DH that our next duty station should ~not~ be in CA! heh heh

bunnyboo
07-20-2005, 08:25 AM
This is what you can get for under $300K in my hometown...
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/santabarbara/listings/large/032/05-2485.jpg

A 2 bdrm/2 ba mobile home

Quartercentury
07-20-2005, 08:49 AM
For under 300,000 (that's about $518,000) you can buy this:
http://www.chancellors.co.uk/graphics/photos/12452plr.jpg

(You only get one of those row/townhouses, not the whole block)

"Modern mid-terrace house, situated on a highly regarded Central North Oxford development. Convenient for access to Oxford City centre and railway station. * Entrance Hall * Downstairs Cloakroom * Reception Room * Kitchen * Two Bedrooms * En-suite Shower Room * Bathroom * Garden * Parking * "

The floor plan is pretty crappy (here (http://www.chancellors.co.uk/graphics/photos/pln/12452plr_pln1.png)) - check out the way the kitchen is separated from the rest of the living space.

300,000 will get you more if you move to the suburbs, such as this:
http://www.chancellors.co.uk/graphics/photos/135astwo.jpg
(this house is *way* outside of town)

"Stone built period cottage which has been refurbished and updated, and is arranged over three floors. To the outside is a detached garage and gardens. * Living Room * Dining Room * Kitchen * Utility Room * Downstairs Bathroom * Master Bedroom with Dressing Area & Ensuite Shower * Two Further Bedrooms * "

300,000 US Dollars isn't going to get you very much in town. I found this:
http://www.chancellors.co.uk/graphics/photos/12412nee.jpg

"First floor apartment situated within a half-mile radius of Summertown shops. Currently available with tenants in situ, with vacant posession from 31/10/05 * Communal Entrance with Entryphone * Entrance Hall * Living Room * Kitchen * One Bedroom * Bathroom * "

And this in the suburbs:
http://www.chancellors.co.uk/graphics/photos/143154wa.jpg

"Mid terrace Victorian townhouse presented in excellent decorative order and retaining many character features, half a mile radius of town centre. * Entrance Hall * Living Room * Dining Room * Kitchen * Three Bedrooms (one with small office leading off) * Family Bathroom * Gardens * "

Housing costs are the number one reason we're thinking about moving back to the US.

Mommy2Gabi
07-20-2005, 05:18 PM
Wow, I can't believe some of these homes that you gals have posted!

Here's what you can buy for $300,000 in my parents neighborhood--Coral Springs, FL

2 bedroom / 2 bath Condo
http://www.realestatepointe.com/photos/fortlauderdale/F654909.jpg

Property Details
Year Built:
2004

County:
BROWARD

Taxes:
2465

Property Features
Community clubhouse(s)
Concrete block stucco

Balcony
Carpet

Tile flooring
Hardwood floors

Electric heating
Electric range and oven

Disposal
Dishwasher

Clothes dryer
Walk-in closet(s)

swimming pool
Heated pool

Master bedroom upstairs
Exercise room

Garden view
Tri-level


or this one...
http://www.realestatepointe.com/photos/fortlauderdale/F660215.jpg
aths: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Total Sq. Ft.: 1030

Room Details:
Master Bedroom:
14x11

Bedroom 2:
10x9

Bedroom 3:
10x11

Living Room:
18x12

Kitchen:
9x11

Property Details
Year Built:
1978

County:
BROWARD

Community:
RAMBLEWOOD SOUTH 78-19 B

Taxes:
3258

Elementary School:
Ramblewood Elem

Middle School:
Ramblewood Middle

High School:
Taravella

Property Features
Concrete block stucco
Tile roof

Patio
Tile flooring

Central air conditioning
Electric heating

Electric range and oven
Disposal

Dishwasher
Refrigerator

Clothes dryer
Dry bar

Lot size is 1/4 acre or less
Attached parking

Master bedroom on main floor
Great room

Single story

Here are some in the neighborhood I just moved to, about 7 miles away, West Sunrise, FL

http://www.realestatepointe.com/photos/fortlauderdale/F658335.jpg
Baths: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Total Sq. Ft.: 1564



Room Details:
Master Bedroom:
12x15

Bedroom 2:
12x12

Bedroom 3:
12x11

Living Room:
24x12

Kitchen:
12x13

Dining Room:
12x11

Property Details
Year Built:
1979

Lot Size:
6000X

County:
BROWARD

Community:
SUNRISE GOLF VILLAGE

Taxes:
1552

Elementary School:
Horizon

Middle School:
Bair

High School:
Piper


Property Features
Concrete block stucco
Shingle roof

Carpet
Tile flooring

Laundry room/area
Central air conditioning

Central heat
Gas range and oven

Self-cleaning oven
Dishwasher

Refrigerator
Clothes dryer

Ceiling fan(s)
Walk-in closet(s)

Lot size is 1/4 acre or less
Garden view

or....
http://www.realestatepointe.com/photos/fortlauderdale/F647171.jpg
Baths: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Total Sq. Ft.: 1208



Room Details:
Property Details
Year Built:
1975

Lot Size:
6000X

County:
BROWARD

Community:
WELLEBY

Taxes:
4080

Elementary School:
Welleby


Property Features
Concrete block stucco
Shingle roof

Deck
Carpet

Tile flooring
Central air conditioning

Central heat
Electric range and oven

Disposal
Refrigerator

Clothes dryer
Lot size is 1/4 acre or less

Attached parking
Foyer

If you go further up north a bit, a couple of hours, in Port St. Lucie you can get this for $299,000 but this is a bit off the beaten path--we were thinking of moving up there but the jobs are few & far between

http://www.realestatepointe.com/photos/fortlauderdale/F622499.jpg
Baths: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Total Sq. Ft.: 0



Room Details:
Property Details
Year Built:
2003

County:
OTHER

Community:
0000

Taxes:
2240


Property Features
Central heat
Attached parking

Natasha
07-20-2005, 05:45 PM
All I know is I want OUT of the bay area!!!

$299,000
2 bed/1 bath townhouse, 873 sq feet

http://www.mlsb.com/pix/pixMAX/MAXEBRDI40090718.jpg

And this is an HOUR away from SF (Concord, CA, not a good neighborhood, either).

Wrighty26
07-20-2005, 05:50 PM
In the zip code we are building, in Orlando, FL: (it changes every 10 feet in this town, I swear!)

299,900

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b67/mwright626/s4590021_101.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b67/mwright626/s4590021_601.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b67/mwright626/s4590021_201.jpg

Single Family Property
County: OC
Subdivision: VILLAGES AT EASTWOOD
Year Built: 1994
3 total bedroom(s)
2 total bath(s)
2 total full bath(s)

Approximately 1760 sq. ft.
Style: Contemporary
Master bedroom
Living room
Dining room
Family room
Kitchen
Master bedroom is 17X13
Living room is 12X14
Dining room is 10X14
Family room is 13X18
Kitchen is 12X14
Garage
Attached parking
Heating features: Central
Central air conditioning
Interior features: Garden bath, Tub with sep shower, Eat-in kitchen, Living/dining room combo, Attic, Cathedral/vaulted ceiling, Ceiling fan(s), Window treatments, Pantry, Dishwasher, Disposal, Exhaust fan/hood, Microwave oven, Natural gas water heater, Range, Refrigerator, Water softener, Ceramic tile flooring, Wall to wall carpeting
Exterior features: Paved road, Sidewalk, Natural gas service available, Public water supply, TV cable available, Covered porch, Gutters, Trees/landscaping, Attached garage, Extra storage available
Exterior construction: Slab foundation, Concrete block, Stucco
Roofing: Shingle
Community golf
Community park(s)
Community recreation facilities
Community swimming pool(s)
Community tennis court(s)

I don't know how accurate this is though-- since a coworker is looking to buy and she can't ANYTHING. Everything she looks at is already under contract by the time she gets there (oh, less than 12 hours later!). I feel bad for her :(

thompso2
07-23-2005, 05:30 PM
In the neighborhood where we rent now (East Village/Gramercy, in Manhattan):

http://corcoran.com/images/media/UnitPhotos/304252.1.jpg
http://corcoran.com/images/media/UnitFloorplans/304252.1.gif

The needle in the haystack!! A real one bedroom with amazing light and views on the penthouse floor of a prewar building in the heart of the East Village! Features include high ceilings, big windows, hardwood floors and recent renovation.

essentials
rooms: 3
beds: 1
baths: 1
type: coop
doorman: no

financials
price: $299,000
maint/cc: $590
down: 20%

features
# High ceilings
# North and East exposures
# Full city view, Prewar detail, Floors - hardwood, Light - excellent, Windows - oversized, Renovated bathroom

Needless to say, when we buy, we'll be buying a bit farther out!

ellebelle
07-24-2005, 04:49 PM
A mobile home; if you're lucky.

Asha
07-26-2005, 11:54 AM
i am in queens, ny. this is in my neighborhood which is still "progressing."

you could get this gem for 319,000

http://homepics.realtor.com/image8/http/longisland/listings/large/034/1694679.jpg

3br, 2ba, 6 total rooms, built in 1910

or this attached home for 325,000

http://homepics.realtor.com/image8/http/longisland/listings/large/061/1662729.jpg

3br, 1.5ba, built in 1960

Asha
07-26-2005, 11:58 AM
forgot to mention that we bought our home for $307,000 last year. not to sure it went up in value. it actually looks a lot better than those. our's is a townhouse with 1,300 sq feet plus a finished basement, 3br, 2.5ba, garage (an anomoly in nyc), 2 blocks from the beach, and a corner unit.

artist
07-28-2005, 11:37 AM
In my actual neighborhood? For LESS then 300K, you can get this:

http://mn-rmls.photos.mlsfinder.com/photos/3/0/4/5/3/7/6/3045376-1.jpg
http://mn-rmls.photos.mlsfinder.com/photos/3/0/4/5/3/7/6/3045376-10.jpg
http://mn-rmls.photos.mlsfinder.com/photos/3/0/4/5/3/7/6/3045376-7.jpg


Property Type: (Sf) More Than Two Stories
Listing Status: Active
Style: (Sf) More Than Two Stories
Area Name: Sp-Riverview/Cherokee
Year Built: 1906
Approximate Age: 99
Square Feet: 2364
Sqft Above Ground: 2364
Foundation Size: 1112
Garage Capacity: 6
Garage Description: Detached Garage, Garage Door Opener
Heating: Hot Water
Air Conditioning: None
Water: City Water - Connected
Acres: 0
Lot Dimension: 50X150
Lot Description: Tree Coverage - Medium
Zoning: Residential-Multi-Family

Features & Amenities:
Accessible: Ramp
Appliances: Dishwasher, Dryer, Exhaust Fan/Hood, Range, Refrigerator, Washer
Fence: Wood
Fireplace: Y
Fireplace Location: Gas Burning, Living Room
Total Fireplaces: 1
Fuel Type: Natural Gas
Map Coord: B1
Map Page: 122
Road Frontage: City
Roof: Age Over 8 Years, Asphalt Shingles
Special Search: 3 Br On One Level, Main Floor Laundry

Room Information:
Basement: Full
Full Baths: 1
3/4 Baths: 2
Bathroom Description: 3/4 Basement, Main Floor 3/4 Bath, Upper Level Bath

Room Sizes:
Room Level Approx. Size - Description
Master Bedroom Upper 13X12
Bedroom 2 Upper 12X11
Bedroom 3 Upper 12X12
Dining Room Main 12X11
Kitchen Main 25X12
Living Room Main 14X13
Sitting Room Upper 12X7
Sun Room Main 10X7

artist
07-28-2005, 11:45 AM
http://mn-rmls.photos.mlsfinder.com/photos/3/0/6/1/6/4/4/3061644-1.jpg

Property Type: (Sf) One 1/2 Stories
Listing Status: Active
Style: (Sf) One 1/2 Stories
Area Name: Mpls - Southwest
Year Built: 1924
Approximate Age: 81
Square Feet: 1460
Sqft Above Ground: 1460
Foundation Size: 1020
Garage Capacity: 2
Garage Description: Detached Garage, Garage Door Opener
Heating: Hot Water
Air Conditioning: Window
Water: City Water - Connected
Acres: 0
Lot Dimension: 40X128
Lot Description: City Bus (W/In 6 Blks)
Zoning: Residential-Single

Features & Amenities:
Amenities: Deck, Hardwood Floors, Kitchen Window
Appliances: Dishwasher, Dryer, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator, Washer
Fireplace: Y
Fireplace Location: Living Room, Wood Burning
Total Fireplaces: 1
Fuel Type: Natural Gas
Map Coord: B3
Map Page: 120
Parking Other: 1
Roof: Asphalt Shingles

Room Information:
Basement: Full
Full Baths: 1
Bathroom Description: Main Floor Full Bath

Room Sizes:
Room Level Approx. Size - Description
Master Bedroom Main 12X10
Bedroom 2 Main 11X10
Bedroom 3 Upper 23X11
Dining Room Main 12X11 - Eat In Kitchen, Separate/Formal Dining Room
Kitchen Main 12X9
Living Room Main 17X12
Deck 20X15
Informal Dining Room Main 10X8
Porch Main 10X8


Still not bad, but when you compare to the OTHER house I posted!

junkinmytrunk
07-28-2005, 12:03 PM
A mobile home; if you're lucky.
Ditto here in Southern California. It's ridiculously stupid. DH and I bought a condo about 17 mos ago and it was well above $300K and a fixer upper, no less.

Sigh.

Asha
07-28-2005, 12:41 PM
artist - i need to move to your neighborhood.

Sabre
07-28-2005, 02:05 PM
http://homepics.realtor.com/image9/http/indianrivercounty/submit/large/076/33939a.jpg

The Treasure Coast area of Florida $299,000
3/2 with swimming pool
about 10-15 minutes from the beach

http://homepics.realtor.com/image9/http/indianrivercounty/listings/large/077/34471_101.jpg
This one is $315,000
4/2.5/2

Kay
07-28-2005, 08:05 PM
In Westerly, RI

319,000 will get you this 3 bedroom ranch.

http://riliving.com/Images/propsearch/PropertyImages/541841__.jpg

I need to move :rolleyes:

BooeyJ2
07-29-2005, 09:27 AM
In San Diego for $300k you can choose from some of these "gems" :rolleyes:


Asking $299-316k - 2bd, 1 bth - 840 sq ft.....
http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/sandiego/listings/large/046/058027949_1.jpg



Asking $299-315k - 2 bd, 2 bth - 887 sq ft
http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/sandiego/listings/large/056/050026579_0.jpg



Asking $300-320k - 2 bd, 1 bth - 534 sq ft!?
http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/sandiego/listings/large/097/058028421_0.jpg



Asking $300k - 1 bd, 1 bth - sq ft not listed (which should tell you something)....
http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/sandiego/listings/large/010/056039633_0.jpg





You can still get some decent looking condos/townhomes though ;)

Dan's*Girl
07-29-2005, 03:08 PM
St. Louis Suburbs

http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/stlouis/submit/large/013/513298a.jpg

$313,000
4 Bed, 3.5 Bath
0.31 Acres


http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/stlouis/listings/large/081/534825_1.jpg

$275,000
5 Bed, 4.5 Bath
3,000 Sq. Ft

http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/stlouis/submit/large/096/533822a.jpg
$299,900
4 Bed, 3.5 Bath
2,522 Sq. Ft.
0.44 Acres

honeygirl
07-30-2005, 08:51 AM
Not my area anymore, but Honolulu on Oahu.

http://www.cbpacific.com/hbro/photo/250/105/2501059.jpg


2 Bedroom, 1 bathroom, 560 Square Ft
Built in 1921 (in a "bad" area of Honolulu - Kalihi)
$285,000

http://www.cbpacific.com/hbro/photo/250/105/2501059-3.jpg

Sophia
07-30-2005, 05:57 PM
I posted before, but I found some new listings.

Rio Grande Valley, Texas

My zip code & schools--most are within a mile of my house
$289,000
4 Bed, 3 Bath
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/mcallen/listings/large/088/04383.jpg

$309,000
4 Bed, 3.5 Bath
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/mcallen/listings/large/088/03116.jpg

$315,000
4 Bed, 3.5 Bath
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/mcallen/listings/large/079/04301.jpg
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/mcallen/listings/large/079/04301i.jpg

continued...

Sophia
07-30-2005, 05:58 PM
continued from previous post...

This one is actually my cousin's. I hate the floorplan.
$319,000
4 Bed, 4 Bath
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/mcallen/listings/large/027/00984.jpg

$325,000
4 Bed, 3 Bath
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/mcallen/listings/large/038/03095.jpg

And this is what $1,000,000 can get you.

$999,000
6 Bed, 9.5 Bath
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/mcallen/listings/large/018/04694.jpg

WestieMomma
07-30-2005, 07:42 PM
Dan's*Girl Those houses you posted totally remind me of Chesterfield..is that the area? We lived there for one year when I was in elementary school, my Dad worked for Ralston Purina. We loved it there and our house was awesome...you can't find a huge finished basement in Texas.

In my zip code
http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/ntreis/submit/large/012/10295101a.jpg

In Ft.Worth
http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/ntreis/listings/small/064/10342385.jpg

And just for fun, the most expensive
THE SHOWPLACE OF FT. WORTH! HIGH ON THE HILL OVERLOOKING THE FAIRWAYS ANDVIEWS OF LAKE BENBROOK & BEYOND, THIS MASTERPIECE OF STONE, WOOD, GLASS &SPECTACULAR DESIGN AWAIT. ROOFTOP CANTINA W/FIREPLACE, MEDIA ROOM, INDOOR1/2 BASKETBALL COURT, WINE CELLAR, GYM, DIVING POOL W/WATERFALL!
http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/ntreis/submit/large/073/10307806a.jpg

DianaFaye
07-31-2005, 10:40 AM
$299,900 for a home in the Toronto area, Canada. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bath.
http://pictures.mls.ca/mls/reb86/highres/2/w7139121.jpg


A Show Piece. Beautiful Detached Home In Desirable Neighbourhood. Great Room With Gas Fireplace And Wood Flooring.Large Master Bedroom With Walk In Closet And Master Ensuite With Oval Tub And Separate Shower.Nice Kitchen With Ceramic Backsplash And Upgraded Floor Tiles.

BonBon06-11-05
08-08-2005, 09:44 AM
This one is $285,000
http://homepics.realtor.com/image6/http/northeastwi/submit/large/022/20506208a.jpg

http://homepics.realtor.com/image6/http/northeastwi/submit/large/027/20506208b.jpg
http://homepics.realtor.com/image6/http/northeastwi/submit/large/032/20506208c.jpg
http://homepics.realtor.com/image6/http/northeastwi/submit/large/037/20506208d.jpg
http://homepics.realtor.com/image6/http/northeastwi/submit/large/042/20506208e.jpg
http://homepics.realtor.com/image6/http/northeastwi/submit/large/047/20506208f.jpg

KitKat
08-08-2005, 10:02 AM
http://www.mcguire.com/Images/Property/200-12716_1_L.jpg

So this garage cost just under $300K, it fits 2 cars, tandem. The 2 cars are for different condos, so they have to do the switch-a-roo on a hill street when they come & go.

One of the condos is for sale in the building:
A tiny, gross 3Br/2Bath for $1,495,000
Condo fees are $624.03/month

AND- You don't get to use that $300K garage- you have to park on the street! Imagine parking your car around the corner and bringing groceries up 3 flights of stairs! It's also crazy here in SF, I went to look at the place this weekend for a friend who has been trying to buy for about a year now.

In my neighborhood (Bay view residential Pacific Heights ) places are going for $1MIL OVER ASKING!! Out of control. Of course homes all around me (except mine!) are all worth $6+ MIL, one down the street is going for $15Mil. :eek:

WHy didn't the photo show up??

Rancid13
08-08-2005, 01:54 PM
You can't really get much around here for $300K and under, unless you're looking for a condo (0-1, maybe 2 bedrooms if you're real lucky or over the age of 55). Here's a jewel in Santa Ana for $299,999.

http://socalpictures.marketlinx.com/MediaDisplay/19/hr95265919-1.jpg

http://socalpictures.marketlinx.com/MediaDisplay/19/hr95265919-4.jpg

http://socalpictures.marketlinx.com/MediaDisplay/19/hr95265919-5.jpg

I don't get it either. It's a studio with 1 bathroom and is approx. 500 sq feet.

In all of Orange County, the cheapest detached single family residence is $406,500. It's a 2 bedroom 1 bath 459 sq ft cabin on a 2000 sq ft lot in Silverado Canyon. Cool area...but way too small for me!

http://socalpictures.marketlinx.com/MediaDisplay/48/hr95273348-1.jpg

http://socalpictures.marketlinx.com/MediaDisplay/48/hr95273348-2.jpg

http://socalpictures.marketlinx.com/MediaDisplay/48/hr95273348-6.jpg

December27JJB
08-08-2005, 02:05 PM
http://coldwellbanker.com/imgs/property2002/374/7890596_1.jpg

3 bed and....

1 bathroom:

http://coldwellbanker.com/imgs/property2002/497/7890596_6.jpg

Hate that wallpaper and the brass shower door trim! :eek:

PeanutButter
08-08-2005, 02:09 PM
In Washington DC?? Not much of anything, unless you are ok with VERY transitional neighborhoods.

This is in a semi-ok part of Capitol Hill (my neighborhood) for $295,000
1 BR
1 BA
693 sq ft
http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/washingtondc/listings/large/073/dc5323431.jpg

Or, for a little more, a "fixer-upper" in a neighborhood where I wouldn't live
$320,000
3 BR
2 BA
No sq ft.
http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/washingtondc/listings/large/035/dc5108154.jpg

Wonder why we're still renting??? :rolleyes:

wendalah
08-08-2005, 02:13 PM
In my area? A piece of shit.

ptrecluse
08-08-2005, 03:02 PM
Nothing but .46 of an acre, I checked realtor.com, I could park a tent on it and get a port o potty.

daydreamer
08-08-2005, 06:19 PM
In my area (southern Oklahoma), you can get a new 4 to 5 BR, 3 to 4 bath, 3 car garage, brick/stone exterior, 1 to 2 fireplaces, 2 story in a new development. But median income around here won't buy it for you.

myshel
08-09-2005, 08:03 AM
Here's what you can get in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for $299,900:

http://www.skogman.com/graphics/pictures/2502030.jpg

2,700 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 1 half bath.

http://www.skogman.com/graphics/pictures/additional/2502030_701.jpg

December27JJB
08-09-2005, 08:44 AM
In Washington DC?? Not much of anything, unless you are ok with VERY transitional neighborhoods.

This is in a semi-ok part of Capitol Hill (my neighborhood) for $295,000
1 BR
1 BA
693 sq ft
http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/washingtondc/listings/large/073/dc5323431.jpg

Or, for a little more, a "fixer-upper" in a neighborhood where I wouldn't live
$320,000
3 BR
2 BA
No sq ft.
http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/washingtondc/listings/large/035/dc5108154.jpg

Wonder why we're still renting??? :rolleyes:

Hey there! We used to live in DC in Cleveland Park. I miss it so much but $$$

AttyGrl74
08-09-2005, 08:47 AM
South suburbs of Denver:

http://homepics.realtor.com/image8/http/denver/listings/large/072/190284a.jpg
$309,900
4 Bed, 4 Bath
2,693 Sq. Ft.

http://homepics.realtor.com/image8/http/denver/listings/large/077/192478a.jpg
6 Bed, 4 Bath
2,393 Sq. Ft.

http://homepics.realtor.com/image8/http/denver/listings/large/100/242182a.jpg
$310,000
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2,209 Sq. Ft.

(funny cause my house in the same zip code is bigger and was *way* less expensive, but also about 15 years older)

sheartm7
08-09-2005, 08:48 AM
Here's what you can get in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for $299,900:

http://www.skogman.com/graphics/pictures/2502030.jpg

2,700 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 1 half bath.



WOW, I HAVE to move to Iowa! :eek: ;) That's amazing.

juliemag
08-09-2005, 09:08 AM
I, too am moving to IOWA! Hot DOG! :eek:

Here in Broward County, Florida prices have risen AGAIN. Here's what we're looking at for around $300k.

http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/southeastflorida/listings/large/067/f653969_101.jpg
$319,900
3 Bed, 2.5 Bath

Condo, no garage.

http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/southeastflorida/submit/large/040/f653236a.jpg
$320,000
2 Bed, 2 Bath
1,553 Sq. Ft.

Woohoo - this one has a garage!

And if you want to be close to the beach - here ya go:
http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/southeastflorida/listings/large/058/f637505_101.jpg
Built in 1962
$299,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath

kindermom
08-10-2005, 12:08 PM
You can get this for $300,000 in the historic part of town...

http://homes.longandfoster.com/Buy_Home/Search/Property_Details.aspx?coId=2&mlsNum=BC5255505

(sorry the picture will not show up)

UPDATED & UPGRADED FROM 2003-2005 W/ALMOST 2700 SQ FT ON FIRST 2 LEVELS! EAT-IN REMODELED KITCHEN W/42" CABINETS & STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES! MUD ROOM OFF KITCHEN W/NEW WASHER & DRYER! FORMAL DR & LR W/FRENCH DOORS! SOLARIUM OFF DINING ROOM! REPLACED SIDING! NEW VINYL WINDOWS THRUOUT! NEW "TRANE" CENTRAL A/C INSTALLED! UPDATED ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING! REMODELED BATHROOMS!*ACTUALLY CATONSVILLE 21229

List Price: $300,000
Bedrooms: 5
Full Baths: 3
Year Built: 1921
Total Taxes: $1,475
County: BALTIMORE

jellybeany
08-10-2005, 12:42 PM
Western, NY

http://americaschoice.com/images/0001/5134/00.jpg
4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage $289,900

http://americaschoice.com/images/0001/5933/00.jpg
4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2.5 car garage $289,900

http://americaschoice.com/images/0001/5723/00.jpg
4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2.5 car garage$294,900

PrincessButrcup
08-10-2005, 12:56 PM
WOW! Jellybeany - I've got to move closer to you!

This is what is available in my zip code (in RI):
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/rhodeisland/listings/large/034/543947.jpg
3 beds, 2 baths, $297,500

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/rhodeisland/listings/large/032/543331.jpg
3 beds, 1 bath, $299,000

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/rhodeisland/listings/large/043/539218.jpg
4 beds, 1.5 baths, $299,900

mlfallis
08-10-2005, 01:23 PM
Here in Stratford, Ontario Canada this is what you get for $299,900 CND

http://pictures.mls.ca/mls/reb51/lowres/4/502441.jpg


CHARMING, ALL BRICK, 4 BDRM HOME (BUILT IN 1872) ON A LARGE MATURE LOT. CENTRALLY LOCATED TO SCHOOLS & DOWNTOWN. NEW MAIN FLOOR BATH(04).FORMAL DNGRM, SEPARATE DEN & A LRG LVGRM WITH WOODBURNING F/PLACE. OTHER UPDATES INCLUDE; NEWER "WEESMAN" BOILER; ROOF REPLACED 4 YRS AGO; UPDATED WIRING & SOME NEW WINDOWS IN 2003.NEWER HOT TUB INCLUDED.

sparkle&shine
08-10-2005, 01:37 PM
I have a new one!

This is of course out of town, actually out of county but it is the house we are trying to buy right now. There is a lottery to be able to build right now.
$290,990 before any upgrades and lot premium.
3684 Sq. Ft. 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Large Gameroom
http://www.pulte.com/assets/images/COMM/2052_CopperBasinTheTerraCollection/tanzanite_el_3.jpg
http://www.pulte.com/assets/images/COMM/2052_CopperBasinTheTerraCollection/Tanzanite_FP_0.gif

There are a few houses of this model that have already been completed in the first phase selling for $349K right now.

meggers
08-10-2005, 03:05 PM
Here's what you can buy in Omaha, NE:
http://www.npdodge.com/homes/images/large/400851.jpg

Housing is very reasonable here. I can't imagine paying $300,000 for a piece of crap house.

TracieB
08-10-2005, 05:19 PM
Don't live here anymore, but here are some houses in the Indianapolis area for $300,000

3 bedroom, 1.5 bath
http://images.ncinfo.net/phototmp/photos_nt/58302/535708006.jpg

4 bedroom, 3 bath
http://images.ncinfo.net/phototmp/photos_nt/58301/535816688.jpg

$284,000, 4 bdrm, 3 bath
http://images.ncinfo.net/phototmp/photos_nt/58301/535909673.jpg

kanga1622
08-11-2005, 06:56 AM
for $310,000
3169 sq ft. - 5 acres - built in 2003 - hardwood floors throughout main floor - 4bdrm 2 bath

for $259,000
1819 sq ft - built in 1997 - on the golf course - 3bdrm 3 bath

ginadc
08-11-2005, 08:17 AM
In our town? Not a lot. But we're right outside New York City, in a very "popular" town with an easy direct connection on the train to the city.

This is listed for $310K, 3BR/2BA:

http://pictures.gsmls.com/MediaDisplay/14/hr3168314-1.jpg

$359K, 3 BR/1BA:

http://pictures.gsmls.com/MediaDisplay/80/hr3181480-1.jpg

$349, 3BR/2BA:

http://pictures.gsmls.com/MediaDisplay/58/hr3195158-1.jpg


ETA: Wow, PeanutButter, I just looked at the DC listings you posted. Damn...I could have made even more money selling my DC house if I had waited another few years! When I bought it in 1996 it was in the high $100Ks, and I sold it for about twice that in 2002. I wouldn't be surprised if you could get over $400K for it now. Oh well...

jnshanna
08-11-2005, 09:33 AM
Very interesting thread! I wish we could afford $300 in our area. We're looking for no more than $250 right now. But here is what you can get for that price about 30 miles west of Portland, OR.

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/portlandregional/listings/large/057/5054271-1.jpg
$305,500
2138 sq ft.
3 bed, 2.5 bath
Built in 2002

This is in the town we want to move to, Sherwood.
http://www.rmls.com/RC2/UI/photo.asp?z=DRDOABEXCUCMAAEMEPCRAAESDIAMCRDHDMESAH EVDADPDODHDUDOAKDVCW
$294,800
1825 sq ft.
3 bed, 2.5 bath
Immaculate & Move-in Ready. High ceilings & lots of windows bring in natural light. Kitchen has walk-in pantry plus spacious eating area. Huge upstairs loft could be finished to 4th bedrm or used as a bonus room. Vaulted master bedrm w/walk-in closet. Big patio & nice landscape at back.


P.S. I love this house!!

http://dayton.rapmls.com/listingpics/bigphoto/092/293792.jpg

ptrecluse
08-11-2005, 12:26 PM
I so want to move to the east coast after viewing all these gorgeous houses. i'm green with envy

Asha
08-12-2005, 05:39 AM
ginadc - may i ask where you live in ny? how long is the commute to city? how is your town like? we are so disullisioned with the prices in the metro nyc area, and we are considering moving out in the next five years. now, we live in queens, but had to make a sacrifice of living in a "transitional" neighborhood to buy something. we don't really like living here bc there is really nothing in our area, and we like to be closer to things.

ginadc
08-12-2005, 06:20 AM
Rebekah, we don't actually live in NY, but in Montclair, NJ. We absolutely love it: technically, it's a suburb, but it doesn't feel like "strip mall suburbia." It's a beautiful historic town with wide, tree-lined streets, several village-y town center areas with a variety of restaurants (3 Thai places, 3 Indian, a couple of Middle Eastern, and an Ethiopian place in addition to a huge range of classic American/French/bistro/Italian/burger/sushi), local shops, independent bookstores, and the like. From our house, my husband walks 3 blocks through a local park to the train station to work, and we can walk just another block into one of those village-y town centers. (The commute to midtown is about 40-45 minutes straight into Penn; it's a little longer to downtown because you have to change trains in Hoboken.)

The houses aren't McMansiony (at least, not too many of them)--there's a range of classic Tudors, Victorians, center hall Colonials, what I call brick federals (they remind me of Georgetown in DC), and so on. I love driving around here and looking at houses. And people actually work in their own gardens (this area has a ton of gardens)--where we used to live down in the "exurbs," people would put in all evergreens and a few no-maintenance plants and then just hire someone to whack at them every week or so.

It's just a great community--there's a lot going on, and it's very close-knit and active. We just moved here in January and were delighted to discover, in the heat of summer, that a huge crowd gathers on Sunday evenings at the big ice cream place, Applegate Farms, about 2 miles from our house. It's like a night in Mayberry, if Mayberry were in New Jersey and multicultural and progressive. The schools are also great, and there's a thriving arts scene.

So we can either have a great time on any given weekend or weeknight going out and doing things here--or we can get to the city easily. I consider it the best of both worlds. (It's been called "The Upper West Side of New Jersey" or "New Jersey's Park Slope.") And as a huge Daily Show fan, I take great pride in the fact that Stephen Colbert lives here! (DH saw him at the grocery store this weekend; I was very disappointed that I wasn't there.)

Of course, there's a catch: it's expensive, and getting more so, and because it's Essex County, the taxes are high (we pay for Newark). The realtor who sold us our house (who was fantastically patient with us) has a pretty good site: Carol Tangorra (http://www.carolsellsmontclairnj.com), and you can get an idea of what money buys out here. It's not as expensive as Manhattan by a long shot, but it's still pricey. We really pushed our budget to be able to afford the kind of house we wanted (we both have moved several times over the last few years and didn't want to "have to" move again), but we're so glad we did. And since the schools are so good, we won't have to worry about paying for private schools at any point, which is obviously a huge saving. Also, if the "real estate bubble" does pop at any point, this is not an area that's likely to decline much if at all: it's got too much going for it.

Hope that helps!

Asha
08-14-2005, 01:43 PM
oh ginadc, thanks so much for telling me about it. it sounds idyllic. i am jealous. we will have to keep it on our list of areas to consider when i finish graduate school, and we can buy our "forever" home.

tlew12778
08-16-2005, 10:31 AM
rebjc - My parents live in White Plains. When FH and I move back to the US, we will consider either lower westchester or lower CT. The area around WP offers everything the city offers, plus it's got greenery ;). It's also got an EXCELLENT public school system. The main problem with it is that it's outrageously expensive. I don't think you could get a house for $300k. Maybe a condo, definitely a co-op. The ride into GC is 30 min on an express train. If I had to choose another city other than WP, I might go for Mamaroneck. Mamaroneck is on the water so that's nice. They also have a decent school system and the real estate seems a little cheaper there. You'd definitely need a car in any suburban city though. You might be able to walk to the train station but it's convenient to have a car when going to the supermarket or the mall. Lower CT is a lot cheaper than Westchester. I think the taxes are less as well. Obviously I am not talking about areas like Greenwich, but I would even consider up towards Stamford. Stamford also offers most of the amenities that the city has (I've never lived there but it seems like they have everything... plus tax free clothing!) and it's about a 40 min train ride into GC. If you want lots of green and quiet you could consider areas like Katonah or Chappaqua but those areas are way too dead for me. I think you'd go into shock moving there from the city, but the areas are nice and you can still find bargains there if you look hard enough.

Asha
08-16-2005, 12:06 PM
tlew - yup my family is from westchester, so i am fairly familiar with it. i like it a lot, and i like it better than long island, but it's too pricey for us right now. the average price of a home in westchester is $600k. my friend is now looking for a house in westchester, and she says $500k will get you a shack. i think there are 1- 2 bedroom condos in that price range, but we aren't willing to go outside the city for that size considering we have a lot more space in queens. we aren't really interested in moving that far upstate or into connecticut. we like the idea of having access to public transportation and being a little closer to manhattan. thanks for the suggestions!!! :)

daener
08-16-2005, 08:37 PM
ginadc - Those houses are my dream! They are gorgeous!

Here's a Chicago example. Not quite $300k, but pretty darned close. Our new house...and NOT a great area (yet, but we're hopeful!).

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5d925b3127cce92db9dd0f50300000046108AZNm7lwzcs3

cocoa_femme
08-17-2005, 09:39 AM
Here's what $300k can buy in my area:

$315,000
5 Bed, 3.5 Bath
3,600 Sq. Ft.
http://homepics.realtor.com/image8/http/southeastmichigan/listings/large/054/60009295.jpg

$315,000
5 Bed, 3.5 Bath
3,600 Sq. Ft.
http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/detroit/submit/large/083/24073243a.jpg

Elizabeth
08-17-2005, 09:44 AM
An apartment.

Vorian's_Leronica
08-18-2005, 08:38 AM
a mini mansion

JayJay
08-19-2005, 08:46 AM
This is what you can get in Nebraska for 309,000

http://tours.360house.com/tourimages/19/191445/191445.jpg

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

October2002Bride
08-22-2005, 11:25 AM
Ok here is what you get in my neighborhood.

PS $843 for maintenance. That building has the rugs that were first put in. The back of the building if you look needs maintenance the bricks are exposed from years of wind blowing on it. We live around the corner and we would laugh at this place and their asking prices. By the way there are at least 4 apartments vacant there and its been like that for quite some time.ITs ridiculous.



#1
description:
SHORE ROAD 2 BR/1 BA co-op with modern EIK, hardwood floors, large MBR, large LR, freshly painted and pet friendly building. Maintenance $843. REDUCED TO $375K! Call Julie for more info.

#2

description:
BAY RIDGE Extra big 1 BR co-op, pets okay, doorman, garage, no board approval, buyer pays sellers closing costs of $3800 flat fee. Maintenance $508.19, asking $310,000.


details:
bedrooms: 1
bathrooms: 1.0
property type:

print Prequalify now!

financials:
listing price: $310,000.00

# 3
description:
BAY RIDGE Tremendous 1 BR co-op, pets okay, doorman, garage, no board approval, buyer pays sellers closing costs of $4000 flat fee. Maintenance $484.55, asking $350,000.


details:
bedrooms: 1
bathrooms: 1.0
property type:

And a home for more than 900K, Its not even pretty!!
BAY RIDGE Fully detached 1 family brick, 3 BRs, beautiful parquet floors, modern eat-in-kitchen, half bath on 1st floor, finished basement with ceramic tile floor, private drive, large back yard. Asking $975K

So we are still renting! there is no way we can pay these prices and we dont want anyway!

I dont know but I think we are moving to Nebraska.

IrishMeg
08-22-2005, 06:04 PM
Price:$294,450
Bedrooms:2
Baths:2 Full Bath(s), 1 Half Bath(s)
Size:1118 square feet
Year Built:2005
Area: Dunedin, FL

scout
08-22-2005, 06:24 PM
Here is a $300,000 home where I live! Buy it, and live by me and be my friend! :) It's in the Chicago suburbs (but a far west suburb)

http://homepics.realtor.com/image9/http/chicagosuburban/listings/large/052/1049640.jpg

4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 11 total rooms!

Astara
08-23-2005, 08:35 AM
This is what you can get here in Concord NH

http://us.f3.yahoofs.com/class/000375024155/_fs__04013b3e45225eb8da4b11d2a15f68d6_0_u1.jpg?cf_ L5gyCyGvYy.bL


CONCORD Immaculate, beautifully decorated Garrison in desirable Cardinal Ridge near Beaver Meadow Golf Course. Applianced, FP, Farmers porch, att. Garage & finished family room in walkout basement. Must see!!


3BDR
1.50 Bath
2,066 sqf
built in 2003

Bloomwood
08-23-2005, 09:18 AM
a down payment! That is about it in the SF Bay Area. Otherwise, maybe a meth house!

Actually I just found this one. I wouldn't buy in this area as it is in the "fog belt" (nevermind that this is a studio):
$282,000 plus HOA fees of $184/mo.!!
http://www.prurealty.com/include/ImageServer.aspx?mlsPhotoID=4341573http://www.prurealty.com/include/ImageServer.aspx?mlsPhotoID=4341570

Beautifully upgraded and delightfully appointed, this ground floor unit is a wonderful oppurtunity to own your own property at Peninsula Place. Welcome to 410 Boardwalk.This unit is truly a "Show Place." From the double pane windows to the custom baseboards and crown molding to the new "six panel" doors...you will be ready to move right in. Freshly painted eat-in kitchen features pergo floors and all new appliances including refrigerator, range/oven, dishwasher and microwave. Upgraded bath includes new vanity and pergo flooring. Enjoy barbequeing on your private patio with new cement slab and private gate. Only steps to one of the many pools that Penisula Place offers. HOA fees of $184.00 per month includes water, garbage, liabilty insurance, pools, spa, exercise room, club house and more. Don't let this oppurtunity pass you by. Truly a must see!!

* Studio Unit
* One Bath
* Double Pane Windows
* Newer Interior Paint
* All New Appliances

solongtogo
08-23-2005, 12:33 PM
Here in podunk Indiana, 300,000 will get you this 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath home
http://homepics.realtor.com/image8/http/lafayettein/submit/large/099/9916318a.jpg

LyLMyssChaos
08-23-2005, 01:09 PM
This house is for sale just down the road from us(Tyrone, MI) for $299,900:
http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/detroit/listings/large/066/25059945.jpg

Here are the specs on the house:
Built in 1968
3 bedroom, 3 bath Ranch
Appx. 1600 sq. feet
.8 Acres
Attached 2 car garage

But, go up the road about 10 minutes and for $297,900, you could get this:
http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/detroit/listings/large/091/25117447.jpg

The specs on that house:
Built in 1989
3 bedroom, 2.5 bath
Appx. 2800 sq. feet
.7 Acres
CUSTOM BUILT RANCH W/ ANDERSON WINDOWS THROUGHOUT, KRAFTMAID OAK CABINETRY, SUNROOM W/ HOT TUB IN LL WALKOUT, MASTER BATH W/ SKYLIGHT, NEW A/C UNIT IN 2002, NEW ROOF 2003, NEW KINETICO AUTOMATIC WATER SOFTNER/FILTRATION IN 2004. BEAUTIFUL SECLUDED & PLENTY OF WOODS. CANAL WATERFRONT (NO WAKE LAKE).

Isn't it crazy how prices can/do flunctuate?

HeatherFL
08-24-2005, 06:34 AM
It depends on what part of Tampa... In my neighborhood (in my condo complex) a 2 bedroom condo is almost $300,000.

A little out in the 'burbs you can built a brand new big house with all the trimmings for $300,000.

This is 4/2 for $299,000:
http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/orlando/listings/large/057/t2112236_101.jpg

This is 5 to 6 bedrooms (depending on options you choose) for $279,000-about 8 miles from downtown Tampa, Ybor City, Channelside, 10 miles from Hyde Park (trendy areas of the city).
http://www.standardpacifichomes.com/FloorPlanImages/OBC-3078-C-sm.jpg

This is 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms for $304,000:
http://www.mihomes.com/images/hbimages/tampa/longsdale_e01.jpg

Three bedrooms/loft/2 1/2 baths for $305,000:
http://www.kbhome.com/images/communities/01250114_230.2271_exterior_large_1.jpg

We built this house for $220,000 (including $30,000 worth of upgrades) before the divorce. 3 bed/loft/2 bathrooms and a pool bath. We owned it 47 days then sold it. Go figure.
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b4dd31b3127cce9b7452d6199400000056108AbOHLNmzZtd

lml41981
08-24-2005, 09:37 AM
http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/ntreis/listings/large/059/10307978.jpg
2577 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms, 3 bath, 2 car garage

http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/ntreis/listings/large/081/10371578.jpg
2532 sq. ft.
3 bedrooms, 3 bath, 1 car garage

http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/ntreis/listings/large/044/10258502.jpg
2252 sq. ft.
4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage

http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/ntreis/listings/large/049/10309226.jpg
1446 sq. ft.
2 bedrooms, 2 bath, no garage

tgal
08-24-2005, 09:38 AM
Our area is a bit random. In the historic center the only thing on the market right now in this price range is this 4 bedroom 2 bath in the shaddy part of town.

http://prucarruthers.com/listings/0060/WI5/WI5287/WI5287509.jpg

If you live in the county there are several picks, this is one 4 bedroom 3 bath .3 acres.

http://prucarruthers.com/listings/0060/FV5/FV5337/FV5337190.jpg

Natrat80
08-25-2005, 02:45 PM
I feel very thankful to live where I do!! Real Estate here is very reasonable

325K
http://www.ebby.com/listingpix/16/10371016/listing_1.jpg
Custom Design on Heavily Treed 1.3 acre Cul-de-sac lot just blks from lake! Fab flrpln&beautiful views of lrg priv bkyd.Great Rm has custom stone fp overlks lrg cvrd patio&bkyd.Dsignr crpt&paint,crwn mldg&millwrk.4th bdrm could be study.Mstr features dbl vanity,garden tub&sep shower&lrg wlkin

296K
http://www.ebby.com/listingpix/41/10317941/listing_1.jpg
5 bedroom, 4 bath, 2 living areas

jenji
08-26-2005, 01:17 PM
http://homepics.realtor.com/image8/http/knoxville/submit/large/037/460055a.jpg
http://homepics.realtor.com/image8/http/knoxville/submit/large/047/460055c.jpg
http://homepics.realtor.com/image8/http/knoxville/submit/large/052/460055d.jpg

on the lake in Knoxville, TN

bijouparvin
08-26-2005, 04:40 PM
This might be the most depressing thread I've ever come across. Sigh!

There was NOTHING in my zipcode for $300K but in the next neighborhood up, you can get a studio apartment with this fetching floorplan:

http://newyork.foxtons.com/resources/quee/quee0054838/quee0054838_largefloorplan.png

and...apparently...your bathroom in the living room?

http://newyork.foxtons.com/resources/quee/quee0054838/quee0054838_large-5.jpg

And yes, that is 434 Sq. Ft. in Brooklyn Heights, NY.

We're looking to buy but it's going to be either in Staten Island, where you can get this 3BR townhouse in a shady area:

http://newyork.foxtons.com/resources/wlbr/wlbr0042742/wlbr0042742_large-1.jpg

for $309K

or in West Orange, New Jersey, where you can get this 3BR home:

http://newjersey.foxtons.com/resources/lynd/lynd0061396/lynd0061396_large-1.jpg

Better than nothing, but still...very depressing. Makes me want to move to Texas.

Sort of. :p

Esq.
08-27-2005, 06:16 PM
This is hilarious. This has to be a mistake...

Dearborn Heights, Mi

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5d606b3127cce93e670f7fb0300000016108Abs2jhs3cs8

bedrooms 3
bathrooms 2
square feet 1,007
prop value $1,349,010 :eek:
est prop tax $1,881

Esq.
08-27-2005, 06:34 PM
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5d606b3127cce93e7893f9b6300000016108Abs2jhs3cs8
bedrooms 3
bathrooms 2
1/2 bathrooms 2
square feet 1,800
prop value $305,000
est prop tax $3,925

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b5d606b3127cce93e78867dba300000016108Abs2jhs3cs8
bedrooms 4
bathrooms 2
1/2 bathrooms 1
square feet 2,200
prop value $317,000
est prop tax $5,563

Delaney21
08-28-2005, 08:53 AM
Wow, I'm only 15-20 minutes south from Kyrsten and we can get a lot more house for $300k down here. Here is what $315k would buy in my area:

2789 sq ft
5 bed
3.5 bath
3 car garage


http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/detroit/listings/large/033/25080745.jpg

Esq.
08-28-2005, 03:08 PM
Holy Crap, Jess! So not fair! I had no idea my area was so expensive until recently. It certainly wasn't when we moved here. But we are ready to start looking for the next house, since this was only a starter, and we only planned on being here for five years max. Maybe we need to start looking more in your direction. We could be neighbors! :)

Delaney21
08-28-2005, 04:06 PM
Yeah its crazy! The housing prices down here have always been lower, but they are starting to creep up. There have been reports that people from the northern suburbs are starting to move down here because of the prices and eventually the prices will be more in line with the northern suburbs.

Our house is just a starter home too and we are planning on moving within the next 2 years. I'm trying to convince DH that we should move now before the prices go up.

StephieS2580
08-31-2005, 11:34 AM
It's not to bad around here, you can get quite a bit for your money.
This one is 4br, 2 1/2bath, 2,827sq ft for $299,000
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/StephieStephens2/300thou1.jpg

sheartm7
08-31-2005, 11:40 AM
It's not to bad around here, you can get quite a bit for your money.
This one is 4br, 2 1/2bath, 2,827sq ft for $299,000
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a1/StephieStephens2/300thou1.jpg

:eek: :eek: :eek:

I want that house!

StephieS2580
08-31-2005, 11:56 AM
LOL It is a pretty sweet house. We have driven by it once or twice. We like to torture ourselves by looking at all the Huge houses we won't ever be able to afford he he. There is one that just recently sold that had an indoor swimming pool! It was in the same area as that one that i posted.
Ahh now that would be the life!

mamax2
09-06-2005, 11:01 AM
In the town next to me (where I work), you can get:

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/coastal/listings/large/050/407952.jpg
2/2 1200 sf 25 y.o. condo w/waterview

or in my current neighborhood a few minutes away (detached homes minus the waterview):
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/coastal/listings/large/003/406340.jpg
3/2 1490 sf 20 y.o. house w/.3 acres

And, in the community where we're building our new home (about 1/2 way between the above two) you can get about 1/2 acre of dirt :D

linda_loo
09-15-2005, 06:29 AM
Northern suburb of Pittsburgh

3 br, 3.5 bath on .67 acres - Custom Contemporary.
http://homepics.realtor.com/image8/http/pittsburghpa/listings/large/061/581757_101.jpg


4 br, 2.5 bath - landscaping includes a rock waterfall/pond off the brick patio.
http://homepics.realtor.com/image8/http/pittsburghpa/submit/large/000/576701a.jpg

linda_loo
09-15-2005, 06:37 AM
Sourther suburb of Pittsburgh - where we want to move.

4 Bed, 2.5 Bath
http://homepics.realtor.com/image8/http/pittsburghpa/listings/large/052/551176_101.jpg

4 Bed, 2.5 Bath
0.49 Acres
http://homepics.realtor.com/image8/http/pittsburghpa/listings/large/045/582674_101.jpg

5 Bed, 2 Bath
http://homepics.realtor.com/image8/http/pittsburghpa/listings/large/077/574426_101.jpg

linda_loo
09-15-2005, 06:39 AM
This one is actually $250K, but I think it's interesting-looking for the area (which is mostly full of colonials, ranches and split-entries). Also includes hot tub.
4 Bed, 3 Bath
http://homepics.realtor.com/image8/http/pittsburghpa/listings/large/054/568341_101.jpg

Under $250K
4 Bed, 2.5 Bath
http://homepics.realtor.com/image8/http/pittsburghpa/listings/large/006/576853_101.jpg

MarriedaGoalie
09-15-2005, 06:35 PM
Oklahoma City, OK
Where I Live Now

$297,500
3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, 3836 Sq Ft
http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/oklahomacity/listings/large/013/228772_0.jpg

$294,000
5 Bedroom, 4 Bath, 4023 Sq Ft
http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/oklahomacity/submit/large/088/215779a.jpg


Wichita, KS
Where I Used To Live

$299,900
4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, 2966 Sq Ft
http://homepics.realtor.com/image6/http/wichita/listings/large/005/175738.jpg

$285,000
4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, 3610 Sq Ft
http://homepics.realtor.com/image6/http/wichita/listings/large/051/178738.jpg

PinkMartini
09-15-2005, 07:12 PM
And this thread is EXACTLY the reason we're moving out of Ca. $300,000 in Ca (minus the ghetto) will buy you a run down shack.... Maybe 1 acre in the middle of bum**** nowhere. Most of the houses posted on this thread would cost $500,000 and up here in good 'ole California :rolleyes:

juliemag
09-16-2005, 05:21 AM
Rebekah, we don't actually live in NY, but in Montclair, NJ. We absolutely love it: technically, it's a suburb, but it doesn't feel like "strip mall suburbia." It's a beautiful historic town with wide, tree-lined streets, several village-y town center areas with a variety of restaurants (3 Thai places, 3 Indian, a couple of Middle Eastern, and an Ethiopian place in addition to a huge range of classic American/French/bistro/Italian/burger/sushi), local shops, independent bookstores, and the like. From our house, my husband walks 3 blocks through a local park to the train station to work, and we can walk just another block into one of those village-y town centers. (The commute to midtown is about 40-45 minutes straight into Penn; it's a little longer to downtown because you have to change trains in Hoboken.)


Ginadc - Small world - I was born in Montclair! My mom was too, and she grew up there, high school, etc. My extended family is still up there. I just love visiting Montclair!

MarriedaGoalie
09-16-2005, 07:33 AM
I believe Kansas and Oklahoma are the two best states for the amount you can get for your money. Believe it or not, it's not so bad here, either! :)

tinkerbelljenny
09-20-2005, 10:03 PM
I live in NW Montana close to Canada border and you would think you could get a lot for your money but prices have exploded here thanks to all of the out of state people moving here. I am one of them. I came from CA.
http://www.coldwellbanker.com/imgs/property2002/206/12279737_1.jpg
$349,000 will buy you this 2 bed/2ba 1,850 sq ft townhouse
Or, this piece of land, just the land:
http://www.coldwellbanker.com/imgs/property2002/303/12495404_1.jpg.266x200
1/2 an acre lot $350,000 just for the land!

gayle
09-23-2005, 12:59 AM
not much here either
http://www.premiercoastal.com/sommerset/images/render_200.jpg
1433 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92026
2 bedroom semi-detached cottages
Starting at $315,990

These are effectively tiny little apartment/condos

imagirliegirl
09-23-2005, 01:37 AM
http://homepics.realtor.com/image6/http/wichita/listings/large/051/178738.jpg
Wow! Gorgeous!! :eek:


Where I live in South Texas this is the biggest for the price range:

http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/sanantonio/listings/large/087/487989.jpg
$315,000
5 Bed, 3 Bath
4,383 Sq. Ft.

AmyAmy
10-04-2005, 06:48 PM
$319,900

475 Sq. Ft Loft w/ 1 Bath

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/manhattanny/listings/large/002/200394b.jpg

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/manhattanny/listings/large/003/200394c.jpg

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/manhattanny/listings/large/004/200394d.jpg

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/manhattanny/listings/large/006/200394f.jpg


which is why we are renting....:rolleyes:

kcgray
10-05-2005, 02:56 PM
I live in Dallas/FtWorth area (Texas) 300k can get you alot of house depending on where in the metroplex you wanna live. 150k can get you a lot of house depending on the area. I have a friend who has almost 3000 square footage that she purchased for 142,000. Unbelievable. Now I wanna go and look online cause I'm curious as to exactly what you can get for 300k in my area.

MLA
10-06-2005, 09:34 AM
And this thread is EXACTLY the reason we're moving out of Ca. $300,000 in Ca (minus the ghetto) will buy you a run down shack.... Maybe 1 acre in the middle of bum**** nowhere. Most of the houses posted on this thread would cost $500,000 and up here in good 'ole California :rolleyes:


Yup. DH and I just moved from Los Angeles to North Carolina. Now we can get these for $300K in a good neighborhood:
http://nc-tmls.photos.mlsfinder.com/photos/8/0/9/5/1/6/809516-1.jpg
http://nc-tmls.photos.mlsfinder.com/photos/8/2/2/0/8/4/822084-1.jpg
http://nc-tmls.photos.mlsfinder.com/photos/8/1/4/1/5/7/814157-1.jpg


And these are all around 3,000 square feet on decent sized (about 1/4 acre) lots.

cling_and_clatter
10-13-2005, 10:31 PM
I live in northern BC... $300,000 US is about $350,000 Canadian. Here, that will buy you:

3500sqft on 2.2 acres right outside the city:
http://pictures.mls.ca/mls/reb2/highres/4/1459649.jpg

or 3000sqft on the river:
http://pictures.mls.ca/mls/reb2/highres/6/1528861.jpg

In the most prestigous neighborhoods in town, it would probably get you a 2000+ square foot home.

Asha
10-14-2005, 05:20 AM
In the most prestigous neighborhoods in town, it would probably get you a 2000+ square foot home.

oh, i am jealous. we live in the least prestigious area of the city, and that's what $300k will get you here.

craftgenius
11-01-2005, 12:53 PM
Here's some in my area...
$310,000...2886 sq. feet living area
http://www.fsbobr.com/site100-01/1000977/Images/1000977090305_091a.jpg

$309,000....2200 Sq. feet living area...this one is in a really expensive part of town (golf club community)
http://www.fsbobr.com/site100-01/1000977/Images/1000977072005_034a.jpg

Rosebud
11-03-2005, 03:41 PM
I just checked the L.A.-area Multiple Listing Service for anything around $300,000. Between 300k and 320k there were only 12 properties. Most of them are WAY out of the city in rural places- too far to commute. The rest are in seriously bad areas. Here's the only one in L.A. that actually came with a photo.

$320,000
3 bedroom, 1 bath
South Central L.A.

http://photos.themls.com/images/05-051713/05-051713.jpg
http://photos.themls.com/images/05-051713/05-051713-6.jpg
http://photos.themls.com/images/05-051713/05-051713-11.jpg
http://photos.themls.com/images/05-051713/05-051713-17.jpg

Etoile
11-06-2005, 12:05 PM
Longmont, CO (15-20 min from Boulder, where the prices are SKY HIGH, you can't find anything decent for 300k, but in Longmont, definitely decent, but not luxury)
http://media1.iresis.com/media/fetch.do?Media_ID=1267572&Zoom=1
$299k
4 br, 3ba, 2300 finished square feet w/ 1000 sq foot unfinished basement

http://media1.iresis.com/media/fetch.do?Media_ID=1284808&Zoom=1
$299k
3br, 3ba, 1900 finished sq feet w/ 1000 sq foot unfinished basement

http://media1.iresis.com/media/fetch.do?Media_ID=1174071&Zoom=1
$299k, but I don't know where they get off because I've seen similar homes in our area for less than $200k
3br, 2ba, 2300 sq feet

http://media1.iresis.com/media/fetch.do?Media_ID=1246702&Zoom=1

$299k, and absolutely gorgeous inside, including a FIREPLACE IN THE BATHROOM!!!
3 br, 3 ba, 2100 finished Sq ft w/ 1000 sq ft unfinished basement

ellybelle
11-08-2005, 08:52 PM
Wow. You can actually get a whole HOUSE for $300K? Here you can get a one bedroom condominium. Well, maybe a 2 bedroom in a really rough area.

craftgenius
11-10-2005, 06:41 AM
Ellybelle, You must live in California!!! :)

godsgift77
11-10-2005, 10:17 AM
Ginadc - Small world - I was born in Montclair! My mom was too, and she grew up there, high school, etc. My extended family is still up there. I just love visiting Montclair!

DHs entire family is from Montclair and is still there :) I have only been there once. It was a nice change from Los Angeles but since i am from a teeeny town in Illinois, i couldn't go back to living in a small town...

yup - los angeles is CRAZY but i would not want to live anywhere else -- DH and i bought in a gated community in 2003 for $289 and now our home is worth $680 :eek: we're about 5 miles from the beach and 1 mile from 3 major freeways... i know i'm strance but I *heart* southern california! :D

ginad724
11-18-2005, 07:19 PM
There wasn't much in that price range in my suburban town just outside the city limit of Philadelphia:

This is a new condo development that was a former wooden barrel factory. The units range from $278,000 up to $335,000.
http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/trend/listings/large/084/4451002.jpg

2 total bedroom(s)
2 total bath(s)
2 total full bath(s)
5 total rooms
Approximately 1765 sq. ft.

Interior features: 9 ft.+ ceiling, Breakfast bar, Cathedral/vaulted ceilings, Fire sprinkler system, Foyer/vestibule, Main floor laundry, Master bathroom, Natural gas water heater, Tile flooring, Walk-in closet(s), Wall to wall carpeting, Whirlpool/hot tub, Master bedroom upstairs

This one is $359,900 for a 4 bedroom, 1 bath, 1900 sq ft home.

http://homepics.realtor.com/image3/http/trend/listings/large/004/4632077.jpg

sheartm7
08-02-2006, 06:34 AM
bump :)

myshel
08-02-2006, 06:50 AM
This one is in Eastern Iowa, just shy of $300,000:

http://www.iowarealty.com/homeimages/2603648/2603648_ICR.jpg
http://www.iowarealty.com/homeimages/2603648/2603648g.jpg
http://www.iowarealty.com/homeimages/2603648/2603648a_1.jpg
http://www.iowarealty.com/homeimages/2603648/2603648b_1.jpg
http://www.iowarealty.com/homeimages/2603648/2603648f_1.jpg

Five plus bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 half baths, over 3,000 square feet of living space on close to a half acre of land, fireplace, whirlpool tub, pantry, lower level rec room, whirlpool tub

Price: $297, 500

Sin Nombre
08-09-2006, 07:52 AM
You really can't find any houses currently for 300k in my area (Union County, NJ). Perhaps you could get a townhome, but I'm not even sure you can get anything that price range.

For 200k more, you can get a fairly decent-sized home (but in a not-so-nice area). Or a tiny starter home in a decent area...

I thank God I bought when I did!

sem426
08-09-2006, 08:11 AM
Boy do I need to move to a new part of the country! For 300k, you can't even get a 2br townhouse in my area.

ruledbymercury
08-09-2006, 08:19 AM
Here's $319k in Altamonte Springs, FL (just north of Orlando):

http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/orlando/listings/large/022/o4681642_101.jpg

It's 3/2, 1452sqft, and was built in 1991. I'm actually kind of surprised, because I really thought 300k could get you more around here. Central Florida is not the most expensive place to live in the country by far, but home prices are starting to get up there.

isaacsmommy
08-09-2006, 08:21 AM
http://search.louisvillehomepage.com/propertyimages//RES/large/1134128_153059.jpg

299,900.00
3beds, 3 baths
2,025 Sq. Ft.

http://search.louisvillehomepage.com/propertyimages//RES/large/1135867_093938.jpg

$300,000.00
3beds, 4 baths
3,212 Sq. Ft.

http://search.louisvillehomepage.com/propertyimages//RES/large/1120452_115124.jpg

$300,000.00
4beds, 4 baths
3,197 Sq. Ft.

I'm in Louisville, KY

nyclaura
08-09-2006, 08:34 AM
In my current town in CT there are 2 listings for under 700k. Neither are anything to write home about.

1.) a TH at 399k.

http://www.williampitt.com/imagebin/idximages/98279583.jpg

2.) a house (doesn't look move in) at 575k
http://www.williampitt.com/imagebin/idximages/98253693.jpg

I remember when we were looking in Dec. that our realtor told us the median home sales price for 2005 had been 1.4-1.6M. There are houses that come on the market in the 800-1.2M range, but they generally need work and are few and far between.

Here's an example of a house in the 1.4M range. Probably still nothing to write home about.

http://www.williampitt.com/imagebin/10373433.jpg

The more impressive houses start in the 3M+ range. An example in the 3M range -

http://www.williampitt.com/imagebin/8520256.jpg

Currently available in the 6M range
http://www.williampitt.com/imagebin/14615617.jpg

And the 35M range (yes, that's 35M)
http://www.williampitt.com/imagebin/7719469.jpg

lkendra00
08-09-2006, 04:25 PM
In the town we live in close to Madison Wisconsin.

$309K
http://www.redata.com/100005/mls/stills/1436886ax.jpg
4 bd 2.5 bath

Brand new $299K
http://www.redata.com/100005/61/stills/1433143ax.jpg
3bd 2.5 bath

laura
08-09-2006, 04:32 PM
Since I am having trouble finding anything I would want to live in under $650K, I'm assuming nothing for $300K here in the Bay Area.

Hawaii2SJ
08-09-2006, 04:59 PM
The Bay Area is so dang expensive!! $300,000 will get you a ghetto 1br/1ba in the middle of a very undesirable area or you get a decked out triple wide mobile home. At least that's what I pulled up in the mlslistings:(

Oh the price we pay to live in the bay area:rolleyes: stinks!

emmasart
08-09-2006, 05:01 PM
Probably this house that is up on blocks, and has been like that for a year. http://www.emmasart.com/emma/albums/Blogphotos/IMG_2166.sized.jpg
Seriously the housing market in Seattle has gone totally crazy in the past few years. Its basically as expensive as Boston is. (Where we moved from because it was too expensive. I think we're going to have to move to a new city if we ever want to be able to buy a house that isnt a shack.

To answer your question, this house is $304,000, 3 bed, 1 bath on .18 acres.
http://www.emmasart.com/emma/albums/Blogphotos/26108244_2.jpg

Amuse Bouche
08-09-2006, 05:38 PM
A really nice car.

Natrat80
08-09-2006, 05:54 PM
far north Dallas burbs:
4BR, 2.5 BA $295K
http://www.ziprealty.com/images_mls/GDAR/10/58/65/18/_P/10586518_P00.jpg

3BR/2BA $279K, lakeview
http://www.ziprealty.com/images_mls/GDAR/10/59/09/43/_P/10590943_P00.jpg

lovebugs2003
08-09-2006, 06:24 PM
In my area, 300 000 CDN will get you a 1000 sq ft, 3 bed 1 bath, 1 level house on a 1/4 acre-if you're lucky, otherwise it will get you a townhouse.

This is exactly right, however, i just did a search and I live in White Rock, BC, which i believe is close to where you live Leslie, (i can't remember exactly where it was you said you lived) and i did it from 300,000 - 350,000 and absolutley nothing came up.

amew
08-09-2006, 06:28 PM
In Central Austin:

$300,000
http://austinhomesearch.com/Branding/localhost/AustinHomeSearch/Photos/8435825_0.jpg
1596 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath

$299,900
http://austinhomesearch.com/Branding/localhost/AustinHomeSearch/Photos/1363846_0.jpg
1082 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 1 bath

amtaylor
08-09-2006, 06:38 PM
$300,000 will get you a house like this in my area... I'm about 30-35 minutes outside of Raleigh NC

4 Bed, 2 Bath
2,470 Sq. Ft.
2.49 Acres

http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/triangleareanc/submit/large/012/875103a.jpg


Terrific floor plan w/3BRs on the main level & BR4/Bonus room upstairs. The MBR offers a trey ceiling & huge walk in closet. Separate formal rooms but bright open family areas including a great room with a cathedral ceiling. A generous kitchen pantry and sunny breakfast room. Spacious side entry garage, great country porches. Situated on a 2.49 acre homesite in a quiet subdivision.

Single Family Property, Area: Chatham County, Subdivision: Shadymont, County: Chatham, Approximately 2.49 acre(s), Year Built: 2006, Central air conditioning, Fireplace(s), Dining room, Hardwood floors



I'd never be able to afford it.... but it's definitely nice

Jessica
08-11-2006, 01:43 PM
I normally don't try these threads because they make me sad about NJ housing prices. But supposedly the market in this area has levelled recently so I figured I see what I could get. Still nothing in my town, but in a lower level area of Bergen County you can get this gem

http://photos.njmls.com/2628472.1.jpg

What really got me is the description, nothing like telling it like it is!

this home is a disaster! needs to be knocked down or a real handy man specialist-not the average screw in a lightbulb handyman. owner wants all cash deal offers or if person going for mortgage must put up 10k non-refundable deposit since 3 mortgage contigency deals fell thru. all offers and neg thru list bkr.

akacharlotte
08-11-2006, 02:14 PM
Condo in Painters Alley. Downtown Nashville $299,900; 1bd, 1 bath, 1295 Sq. feet.
http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/middletennessee/submit/large/064/777354a.jpg

or $275,000
4 Bed, 2.5 Bath
2,559 Sq. Ft.
0.3 Acres
http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/middletennessee/listings/large/066/789516.jpg

or $284,900
4 Bed, 2.5 Bath
2,675 Sq. Ft.
0.24 Acres
http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/middletennessee/listings/large/091/776113.jpg


These 3 are all for sale in my neighborhood. Quite a price difference
$314,900
4 Bed, 2 Bath
2,517 Sq. Ft.
0.95 Acres
http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/middletennessee/listings/large/022/791353.jpg

$1,475,000
5 Bed, 4.5 Bath
5,503 Sq. Ft.
0.98 Acres
http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/middletennessee/listings/large/082/760082.jpg

$499,900
4 Bed, 3.5 Bath
3,058 Sq. Ft.
1.84 Acres
http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/middletennessee/listings/large/005/770192.jpg

MrsDroege
08-11-2006, 02:18 PM
Lets see 300k would buy:
4bed 4bath:
http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/cincinnati/submit/large/055/990769a.jpg
4bed 3bath but over 3k sqft (which is huge for this area)
http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/cincinnati/submit/large/032/1004698a.jpg
or 5bed 3bath
http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/cincinnati/listings/large/002/1006616.jpg

laura
08-11-2006, 02:24 PM
I read an article in the newspaper yesterday that said the median home price in the Bay Area is currently $850K, AND it also said the median mortgage payment is $1687 - not sure how to reconcile those two facts. :p

bensgirl1222
08-11-2006, 02:29 PM
300k is pretty much none exsistant in my area. Unless you're looking for a 1200 sq ft house bulit in 1901. Seriously...we are SO over priced!

But then I look in SC and places like that and you can get a freaking mansion for 300k! Ugh! Makes me want to move.

I live in a 2200 sq ft townhouse on the water and had it appraised for almost 550k! Yup. A townhouse. You can barely get a nice single family home for that around here. Everything is 600k & above. Crazy.

mommydearest
08-11-2006, 02:47 PM
In North Indianapolis Suburbs:

http://miborpicturesweb2.marketlinx.com/mediadisplay/84/hr2519084-1.jpg

4,928 Square Feet
Listed for $298,250


http://miborpicturesweb2.marketlinx.com/mediadisplay/21/hr2530321-1.jpg
4,281 Square Feet
Listed for $299,000 -- 5 bedrooms plus den/library

300,000 gets you a lot here!

Rosebud
08-11-2006, 02:57 PM
I've seen a lot of "price reduced" notices on condo listings in the L.A. area lately, so I thought that maybe some of them would have dipped into the 300,000 range. But I just checked the MLS.... and no. There's not one single property, not even a condo or piece of empty land, that you can buy for $300,000 in any of the neighborhoods within a 15 minute drive of mine.

NADA.

The closest thing I can find is this:

$325,000 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo in Culver City (south of L.A.)

http://photos.themls.com/images/06-022811/06-022811-5.jpg http://photos.themls.com/images/06-022811/06-022811-11.jpg
http://photos.themls.com/images/06-022811/06-022811-20.jpg

Single family homes start at about $650,000.

SiValleySteph
08-11-2006, 03:24 PM
I read an article in the newspaper yesterday that said the median home price in the Bay Area is currently $850K, AND it also said the median mortgage payment is $1687 - not sure how to reconcile those two facts. :p

It sounds weird, but think of all those people who bought their houses 5 years ago. 1/2 price at least!

I've been reading all these bubble bursting blogs today. Very interesting. It definitely feels like we are in a slowdown now. Time to see what happens with the prices! Inventory is up, time to sell is longer, prices are starting to drop ...

(I'm in the Bay Area, BTW.)

There is 1 listing at $295k in my zip code. 2 bed/1 bath condo. No picture.

46 listings under $1 mil, only 9 of those under $500k. (2 over $1 mil)

villanelle75
08-11-2006, 03:52 PM
within 25 miles of me, for $300k. @ bed, 1 1/2 bath, 1004 sqft. )and strangely enough, someone though it was a good idea to say in the listing, "Hispanic mother always home, speaks little english, be nice". Does she come with the condo? Weird.)

http://www.ziprealty.com/images_mls/SANDICOR/0/66/06/51/71/_P/066065171_P03.jpg

Witty Username
08-11-2006, 05:12 PM
villanelle75 - I'm confused, is there a house that comes with that garage?

ejs
08-11-2006, 07:18 PM
In my city and the immediate surrounding cities, there is nothing for $300,000. I did find the following for $330,000.
1br/1ba condo
668 sq. ft
1 carport
monthly HOA fee of $250
http://www.mlslistings.com/common/properties/propertyDetail.asp?open=0&page=1&mls_number=641625&type=property&name=

colz85
08-11-2006, 08:23 PM
In my city, you can get a LOT for 300K

with 8 acres (http://www.realtor.com/Prop/1062924530)

brand new and fancy (http://www.realtor.com/Prop/1060138769)

3 acres with its own pond (http://www.realtor.com/Prop/1060138764)

Luxia
08-11-2006, 08:46 PM
Mostly in my area the only thing you can get for $300,000 are condos or loft style condos. They are super nice but the homes in this area are pretty expensive. And these condos are only one or two bedrooms mostly! Eeek!



I found one house that is 3 bedrooms and 1 bath.

screetch
08-13-2006, 09:33 PM
A few things you can get where I live, NE Indiana...

$289,500: 2600sf, 2.75 acres
http://media.rapmls.com/fortwayne/listingpics/tmbphoto/015/2608015.jpg?ts=060813212121
http://media.rapmls.com/fortwayne/listingpics/bigphoto/015/2608015_08.jpg?ts=060813212121
http://media.rapmls.com/fortwayne/listingpics/bigphoto/015/2608015_10.jpg?ts=060813212121

$299,900: 4400sf (inc. fin. bm), 5/5
http://media.rapmls.com/fortwayne/listingpics/bigphoto/024/2612724.jpg?ts=060813212506
http://media.rapmls.com/fortwayne/listingpics/bigphoto/024/2612724_01.jpg?ts=060813212506
http://media.rapmls.com/fortwayne/listingpics/bigphoto/024/2612724_02.jpg?ts=060813212506

Larissa
08-14-2006, 03:18 AM
A one-bedroom flat. It looks quite nice and is similar to what we are aimming to be able to afford in another 2 years.

http://brentwood.beresfords-group.co.uk/include/property_mainphoto.asp?propid=452529

* ENTRANCE HALLWAY * * LOUNGE 14'5 X 12'2 * * KITCHEN 11'2 X 6'8 * * BEDROOM 11'11 X 10'2 * * BATHROOM * * GARAGE IN BLOCK * * CENTRAL LOCATION * * CLOSE PROXIMITY TO RAIL STATION* * WELL PRESENTED ACCOMMODATION * ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:
HALLWAY Wood laminate flooring, security entrance phone system, built in storage cupboard, access to loft.
LOUNGE Wood laminate flooring, secondary glazed window to front aspect, radiator.
KITCHEN Slate style flooring, window to front aspect, range of matching wood panelled base level cupboards and drawers with stainless steel handles, roll edge work surfaces, inset stainless steel one and a half bowl sink and drainer unit, fitted oven hob and extractor over, space for washing machine and fridge/freezer, part tiled walls, cupboard housing boiler.
BEDROOM Secondary glazed window to rear aspect and radiator.
BATHROOM Secondary glazed window to rear aspect, three piece white suite including panelled bath, low level wc, wash hand basin, part tiled walls, radiator, slate style flooring.
EXTERNALLY REAR GARDEN Garage in block, communal garden.

http://brentwood.beresfords-group.co.uk/include/property_image.asp?id=300696
http://brentwood.beresfords-group.co.uk/include/property_image.asp?id=300697

colz85
08-14-2006, 05:11 AM
Screetch...are you in FW? that's where I am. During these housing price discussions I'm always amazed at how far your dollar goes around here!

/end hijack/ :)

vande
08-14-2006, 06:35 AM
NW IN
$299,900
4 Bed
4 Bath
2,110 Sq. Ft.
0.37 Acres
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/northwestin/submit/large/018/164568a.jpg
http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/northwestin/submit/large/043/164568f.jpg

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/northwestin/submit/large/043/151912a.jpg

298,000
5 Bed, 3 Bath
3,116 Sq. Ft.
0.61 Acres

PrincessButrcup
08-14-2006, 12:21 PM
RI

http://homepics.realtor.com/image2/http/rhodeisland/listings/large/086/650267_1.jpg
$299,900
4 Bed, 1 Bath
1,288 Sq. Ft.
0.3 Acres

coquelicot
08-14-2006, 01:27 PM
In a new neighborhood about a mile and a half from my house; this one is listed for $299,900 and has about 2,500 square feet on maybe a half-acre. ETA: Just going to post the link because the picture is huge:
http://www.homesatwrightfarms.com/Hedgewick%20Front.jpg

Elsewhere in the town near which I live; also listed for $299,900 and has 3,800 square feet and maybe some acreage:
http://homepics.realtor.com/image10/http/middletennessee/listings/large/088/748775.jpg

There are certain parts of Nashville (especially around Vanderbilt) where house values are pretty outrageous for this area.

Cali_Katy
08-14-2006, 01:59 PM
In my zip code in the San Francisco Bay Area, the cheapest listing is $309k for a 742-foot 2 bed, 1 bath condo.

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