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2013-05-03 10:40:53 AM  

Silverstaff: doglover: KellyKellyKelly: wait wait wait... you can get a house for $60K?

Yeah. Move out of a major city sometime.

Yup.  Move to a small town, and you can get a modest little 1400 sq ft 2 BR, 1 BA house with a yard for $60k or less without a problem.

4 BR, 1 BA 1426 Sq ft, 0.22 acres of land in Springfield, KY for $59,900

3 BR, 2 BA 1728 Sq ft, 1.02 acres of land in Stanford, KY for $58,500

3 BR, 2 BA, 1424 Sq ft, 7.97 acres of land in London, KY for $59.900


The downside, of course, is that you have to live in Kentucky. There's a reason you can buy a 3 bedroom house on an acre of land there.
 
2013-05-03 10:46:36 AM  

FormlessOne: Silverstaff: doglover: KellyKellyKelly: wait wait wait... you can get a house for $60K?

Yeah. Move out of a major city sometime.

Yup.  Move to a small town, and you can get a modest little 1400 sq ft 2 BR, 1 BA house with a yard for $60k or less without a problem.

4 BR, 1 BA 1426 Sq ft, 0.22 acres of land in Springfield, KY for $59,900

3 BR, 2 BA 1728 Sq ft, 1.02 acres of land in Stanford, KY for $58,500

3 BR, 2 BA, 1424 Sq ft, 7.97 acres of land in London, KY for $59.900

The downside, of course, is that you have to live in Kentucky. There's a reason you can buy a 3 bedroom house on an acre of land there.


What a Kentucky house costing less than $60,000 might look like:
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2013-05-03 11:17:53 AM  

FormlessOne: Silverstaff: doglover: KellyKellyKelly: wait wait wait... you can get a house for $60K?

Yeah. Move out of a major city sometime.

Yup.  Move to a small town, and you can get a modest little 1400 sq ft 2 BR, 1 BA house with a yard for $60k or less without a problem.

4 BR, 1 BA 1426 Sq ft, 0.22 acres of land in Springfield, KY for $59,900

3 BR, 2 BA 1728 Sq ft, 1.02 acres of land in Stanford, KY for $58,500

3 BR, 2 BA, 1424 Sq ft, 7.97 acres of land in London, KY for $59.900

The downside, of course, is that you have to live in Kentucky. There's a reason you can buy a 3 bedroom house on an acre of land there.


Yeah, who would be stupid enough to live in KY...

www.themoralofthestoryis.com
 
2013-05-03 12:03:02 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: hasty ambush: [eastvalleynewsnet.com image 410x276]

I don't understand this picture, what about that person says "I want more government"?



This picture is from an Occupy Portland (OWS offshoot) protest. That person is protesting (very broadly speaking) deregulation of banks and financial services, i.e. demanding greater regulation, i.e. more government.

The men on the right are helpfully demonstrating the difference between theory and practice by showing her what greater regulation actually looks like.
 
2013-05-03 12:46:10 PM  

Burr: Cold_Sassy: Bravo Two: Dead for Tax Reasons: doglover: KellyKellyKelly: wait wait wait... you can get a house for $60K?

Yeah. Move out of a major city sometime.

Why would you want to do that?

Some of us hate cities. I've lived in SF, Chicago, Denver, and been through NY and Houston. I HATE the crush of people.

Thank God I've finally seen someone here who dares say this.  Too many people in too little space = low quality of life, or as I like to think:  people who live in NYC deserve it.

Yep.  I have a 5 BR on 6 acres for less then an apartment "in town".  Yesterday I mowed the lawn, cut up some branches with my chain saw, and then relaxed out in the backyard with a beer,with nothing but the slight sound of the wind through the trees and the birds chirping. No traffic, no neighbors, just nature.

Does it have it bad times?  Yes, like when I had to drop $1000 to get a new pump for the well (and I am in terror to think of the cost if something happens to the septic tank) and don't get me started on internet access, but damn when it is a perfect day it is about as close to heaven on earth as you can get.


I just dropped $6500 on a new well, not just a pump, but a full 6" well drilled to 680 feet, plus pump, plus having it plumbed into the house.  Septic system two years ago was $8900.

The old well was dug in 1910, just needed a new pump periodically. Sadly, the old iron pipes were rusting through and thus we had to replace it. Septic system was last done back in 1973.

Big investments, but if properly cared for, will last a decent amount of time.
 
2013-05-03 12:48:06 PM  

Itstoearly: HotWingConspiracy is either a world class troll, or is still trying to complete second grade.


I think he gave up on that dream a long time ago.
 
2013-05-03 01:05:12 PM  

Bravo Two: Burr: Cold_Sassy: Bravo Two: Dead for Tax Reasons: doglover: KellyKellyKelly: wait wait wait... you can get a house for $60K?

Yeah. Move out of a major city sometime.

Why would you want to do that?

Some of us hate cities. I've lived in SF, Chicago, Denver, and been through NY and Houston. I HATE the crush of people.

Thank God I've finally seen someone here who dares say this.  Too many people in too little space = low quality of life, or as I like to think:  people who live in NYC deserve it.

Yep.  I have a 5 BR on 6 acres for less then an apartment "in town".  Yesterday I mowed the lawn, cut up some branches with my chain saw, and then relaxed out in the backyard with a beer,with nothing but the slight sound of the wind through the trees and the birds chirping. No traffic, no neighbors, just nature.

Does it have it bad times?  Yes, like when I had to drop $1000 to get a new pump for the well (and I am in terror to think of the cost if something happens to the septic tank) and don't get me started on internet access, but damn when it is a perfect day it is about as close to heaven on earth as you can get.

I just dropped $6500 on a new well, not just a pump, but a full 6" well drilled to 680 feet, plus pump, plus having it plumbed into the house.  Septic system two years ago was $8900.

The old well was dug in 1910, just needed a new pump periodically. Sadly, the old iron pipes were rusting through and thus we had to replace it. Septic system was last done back in 1973.

Big investments, but if properly cared for, will last a decent amount of time.


The old one was an old jet pump in the basement, one that you had to prime if you ever dried it out.  I honestly think we could have replaced the foot valve at the end of the line (I think it was bad) because it wasn't priming (after dumping 12 gallons of water into it).  Anyway, decided to get a new submersible one, that way we don't have to dick around with trying to prime the damn thing.

Well was still good at least.  We also have copper pipes so not as much corrosion.  The house does need foundation work and rewired though.
 
2013-05-03 01:11:31 PM  
Just stacking reasons to stay the hell out of NY are they.
 
2013-05-03 04:12:28 PM  

stuffy: Just stacking reasons to stay the hell out of NY are they.


You don't realize how much you shouldn't come here, or you wouldn't need to. If you like taxes, a dying manufacturing base, and regulation then NY is the place for you.
 
2013-05-03 04:48:37 PM  

organizmx: KellyKellyKelly: doglover: KellyKellyKelly: wait wait wait... you can get a house for $60K?

Yeah. Move out of a major city sometime.

Major city?  I live in a squalid li'l town in Jersey, where the cheapest home that isn't a ramshackle piece of crap goes for well over $200K.

/I know, leave Jersey
//workin' on it

Only $200k? You must live in South Jersey.


Central, actually.  A couple more miles, though, and we would be considered "south."

Silverstaff:

Yup.  Move to a small town, and you can get a modest little 1400 sq ft 2 BR, 1 BA house with a yard for $60k or less without a problem.

4 BR, 1 BA 1426 Sq ft, 0.22 acres of land in Springfield, KY for $59,900

3 BR, 2 BA 1728 Sq ft, 1.02 acres of land in Stanford, KY for $58,500

3 BR, 2 BA, 1424 Sq ft, 7.97 acres of land in London, KY for $59.900


My husband brought up moving to Kentucky last night.  Not sure if want.
 
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