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#1 TonyBrown

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:17 PM

we're gonna buy a temporary place down there

 

right now this is leading contender.  https://www.realtor....89-25075#photo0

 

not bad, right now listing price is 119k, owner said right out of the box they are negotiable, figure 105-110 purchase price.  taxes are $200 per YEAR.  has about 1.5ac of land.  the listing says 1200 ish sq ft, not really and accurate assessment, more like 1800ish

 

obviously not a perfect place and obviously not a final retirement place either.  but its nice, clean and affordable and will serve the need well while I sell the place up here.  it is literally about 1/4 mile around the corner from my uncle who's 78 and his wife passed about 3yrs ago while his daughters live about 30mi away so that's nice for him to have someone close by in case of an emergency.

 

 

still have 1 other to go look at on Wed which we are told is clean as a button and should be able to be had for about 10-12k less (I dont have any pictures available), I have a feeling it will be one of the two places she makes an offer on


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:20 PM

In 2017 it was $65k?

Foreclosure?
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Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:24 PM

I dont think it was, and I'm not sure that was a past selling price, i think those are estimated values, not sure tho


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:32 PM

FTR - we had to rule out of couple of homes simply because they had no 'good' internet access.  the places remaining on the list all have fiber to the door and gig speeds.


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:35 PM

$200/yr in taxes? Wtf is that? I paid $200 in taxes while typing this message.
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Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:36 PM

$200/yr in taxes? Wtf is that? I paid $200 in taxes while typing this message.

welcome to my pain in IL.


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#7 Patrick C.

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 10:30 PM

In 2017 it was $65k?

Foreclosure?

 

I dont think it was, and I'm not sure that was a past selling price, i think those are estimated values, not sure tho

 

Guessing that is their estimate of what comps were selling for, most likely dragged down by foreclosures and low demand.  


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 11:25 PM

$200/yr in taxes? Wtf is that? I paid $200 in taxes while typing this message.

Wtf does $200/yr in taxes get you as far as civic services?
Dirt roads and your own shovel to fill potholes?

$200/yr in taxes? Wtf is that? I paid $200 in taxes while typing this message.

Wtf does $200/yr in taxes get you as far as civic services?
Dirt roads and your own shovel to fill potholes?
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 12:12 AM

It is always weird to look at house values in other parts of the country. Mine is a similar size, but the value keeps getting crazy. Compared to similar comps it's worth 900,000 taxes about 3500. Thankfully I paid a lot less and have no mortgage.


Edited by cavman, 12 March 2019 - 12:13 AM.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 01:55 AM

The first rule in Real Estate is location, location , location.

 

In rural areas in the South, you can get 5-10 acres of very buildable land for less than a new car.

I'm looking at 6.91 acres about 30 minutes from my house. Asking price is $20,000.

As far as services go, for that price, you get volunteer fire department and the local Sheriff deputy will ride down your road 3 times a year.

The closest grocery store is about 15 minutes away.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 05:06 AM

As far as services go, for that price, you get volunteer fire department and the local Sheriff deputy will ride down your road 3 times a year.

So solid brick construction, metal studs and tile floors.
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 05:53 AM

The $85K might be the tax valuation 


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#13 TonyBrown

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:03 AM

The first rule in Real Estate is location, location , location.

 

In rural areas in the South, you can get 5-10 acres of very buildable land for less than a new car.

I'm looking at 6.91 acres about 30 minutes from my house. Asking price is $20,000.

As far as services go, for that price, you get volunteer fire department and the local Sheriff deputy will ride down your road 3 times a year.

The closest grocery store is about 15 minutes away.

generally speaking thats a fair assessment.  you're not going to take a bicycle to the store, though we would have full time FD

 

for vacant/buildable land down in that area you can figure on about $1000-2000 per acre, our 20ac piece cost $22k, but it is outside of city limit by a good bit (shortest route to anything beyond a little country store is about 10-12 miles)

 

 

one thing I do find amusing tho is that whole fiber internet to the house thing.  I can't even get that here in IL and have heard no plans of that EVER being done. so far. 


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:04 AM

Your temporary house is nicer than my house. Looks great!
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:07 AM

A while back we did a tour driving down the Mississippi River and the Natchez Trace Parkway. Not exactly the same area but similar. There are some beautiful, peaceful small towns and rural areas down there. Seems like a good area to retire to. We didn't stop in one place long enough to learn what the downsides are, but it looked like a comfortable place to live.
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:10 AM

Whoever lives there REALLY likes the signs, don't they?



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:12 AM

Whoever lives there REALLY likes the signs, don't they?

 

I'm surprised there isn't one in the bathroom that said 'Poop!'


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:13 AM

Whoever lives there REALLY likes the signs, don't they?

ya, i was kinda getting some chuckles out of it

 

couple has to relocate (long story, but family related) and their oldest is the same age as jordan tho a grade ahead, knows Jay of course.  I think shane told me their kids were 14/10/8


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:26 AM

one thing I do find amusing tho is that whole fiber internet to the house thing. I can't even get that here in IL and have heard no plans of that EVER being done. so far.

Actually, that's EXACTLY what I do for a living. Sometimes I'm on the design side, last summer I planned a few neighborhoods in Waukegan. Lately I'm in Burbank, closer to home. Yesterday we pulled in two blocks of fiber cables through backyards, today I'm hooking up the terminals at each pole so the residents can order gig/second fiber to the house.
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#20 TonyBrown

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 06:28 AM

Actually, that's EXACTLY what I do for a living. Sometimes I'm on the design side, last summer I planned a few neighborhoods in Waukegan. Lately I'm in Burbank, closer to home. Yesterday we pulled in two blocks of fiber cables through backyards, today I'm hooking up the terminals at each pole so the residents can order gig/second fiber to the house.

nice.  I would have figured Antioch would get it before Waukegan, but we're a bit further out


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