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« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2012, 01:11:31 AM »

I couldn't live in an apartment or a condo full time. I have to have some space and privacy.

Same here... it also influenced the decision I made to get out of the service; imagine living in a 15' x 13' room with two other guys. Bathroom? Its outside down the hall, they call it a "community head". I don't mind sharing living space during times, but after 3 years it get old (for me at least). Should have join the Air Force 

A house also makes it nice to maintain and repair my own car. I remember renting an apartment years ago and they called the police on me because I was changing brake pads 

Now I'm not rich, so a subdivision will work just fine for me.
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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2012, 12:46:12 PM »

Same here... it also influenced the decision I made to get out of the service; imagine living in a 15' x 13' room with two other guys. Bathroom? Its outside down the hall, they call it a "community head". I don't mind sharing living space during times, but after 3 years it get old (for me at least). Should have join the Air Force 

A house also makes it nice to maintain and repair my own car. I remember renting an apartment years ago and they called the police on me because I was changing brake pads  

Now I'm not rich, so a subdivision will work just fine for me.

Were they your brake pads on your car?
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2012, 04:03:10 PM »

Were they your brake pads on your car?

Hey? My car, yes.. My old Cavalier.
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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2012, 06:38:24 PM »

If I had to guess based only on asking prices, I would say home prices in the neighborhood where I live in Athens have dropped somewhere in the 10 percent range over the last 3 years.  When I was looking in 2009, a lot of homes in this neighborhood were in the $170k - $200k range.  Three years later, it seems like prices now range from $150k - $180k.  As you would expect, you have some lesser expensive homes, (in the $130k range), and some more expensive homes, (over $220k).  But the overwhelming majority are below $200k.  I think that price range is pretty good for, in my case, a 2400 square foot home on .7 acres.

If I had to compare, I would wonder if Columbia, Missouri's overall home prices are a little cheaper.  Again, I have nothing to base this on other than what I perceived I could get for the money spent.  I seem to remember thinking that you got a lot more bang for your buck in Columbia .  .  .
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« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2012, 11:21:21 PM »

you guys should move to nebraska 

http://omaha.craigslist.org/search/rea?query=&srchType=A&minAsk=150000&maxAsk=220000&bedrooms=&hasPic=1
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« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2012, 12:44:31 AM »

Detroit has some .  .  . affordable .  .  . housing.


http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/6081-Braden-St_Detroit_MI_48210_M32985-18792?ex=MI533755817


http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2440-Parker-St_Detroit_MI_48214_M30510-09774?ex=MI533846497
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« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2012, 01:01:27 AM »


Not to get political, but I got a good laugh out of the State of The Union Address the other night. The President was talking about Detroit and how "he" had saved it because of what GM is doing. He said that his goal is for America to be more like Detroit. If I'm not mistaken, Detroit has a median home price of less than $8000 (yes, eight thousand dollars).   Yeah, that's where we need to be.  
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« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2012, 01:54:21 AM »


Nah.. Indianapolis is more favorable. We have jobs, and fair property taxes  I think Detroit's higher taxes will be less beneficial in the long run

$7,200 http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1808-E-34th-St_Indianapolis_IN_46218_M36691-08536
$8,300 http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/826-N-Tacoma-Ave_Indianapolis_IN_46201_M37240-58131
$3,500 http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4116-E-34th-St_Indianapolis_IN_46218_M46289-04257

^ Notice how they are all on the east and north-east sides of Indianapolis.  Grin

Not to get political, but I got a good laugh out of the State of The Union Address the other night. The President was talking about Detroit and how "he" had saved it because of what GM is doing. He said that his goal is for America to be more like Detroit. If I'm not mistaken, Detroit has a median home price of less than $8000 (yes, eight thousand dollars).  Yeah, that's where we need to be. 

President Obama's mentality fits in well with Detroit Politics:

* Businesses are greedy capitalists. They should be punished and not allowed to force people into "slave labor"
* Lowering taxes is wrong. Higher taxes are good because it takes money from the greedy rich people and gives it to the poor
* Detroit.. the capital socialistic welfare state of the US!

Just watched this: http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/Detroit-city-council-member-considers-closing-gas-stations-restaurants-overnight/-/1719418/8495878/-/3oo6c2z/-/

Brilliant plan.. restricted the local citizens and honest working businesses.
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« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2012, 10:37:38 AM »

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Horrible.

First they restrict business, then institute a curfew for all citizens, then remove all the guns. And thats how total government control is formed and we end up living in socialism.
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« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2012, 03:38:57 PM »

I don't own enough guns to live in Detroit
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« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2012, 06:18:38 PM »

Nah.. Indianapolis is more favorable. We have jobs, and fair property taxes  I think Detroit's higher taxes will be less beneficial in the long run

$7,200 http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1808-E-34th-St_Indianapolis_IN_46218_M36691-08536
$8,300 http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/826-N-Tacoma-Ave_Indianapolis_IN_46201_M37240-58131
$3,500 http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/4116-E-34th-St_Indianapolis_IN_46218_M46289-04257

^ Notice how they are all on the east and north-east sides of Indianapolis.  Grin


Wow !  The first home appears to be the Budget Buster at $8 per square foot.  That last home seems to be geared toward the economically minded buyer at $2 per square foot .  .  .
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