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        03-02-2009, 10:15 PM
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    Weanling
    House costs

    I know this will seem naive, but that's because I am. My family has been house hunting on Long Island for quite some time so I know the market here. But honestly, I'd like to get my own house. I don't have a particular place in mind. I know I want land that I can live off of, and have many animals. I don't need a mansion. What places do you know of that are nice to live in..nice community, nice land, and decent prices? And what do the prices range at?

    I know it's vague..but that is because I don't even have a place to start looking.
         
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        03-04-2009, 12:19 AM
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    Originally Posted by wanderlust    
    I know this will seem naive, but that's because I am. My family has been house hunting on Long Island for quite some time so I know the market here. But honestly, I'd like to get my own house. I don't have a particular place in mind. I know I want land that I can live off of, and have many animals. I don't need a mansion. What places do you know of that are nice to live in..nice community, nice land, and decent prices? And what do the prices range at?
    Well, on Long Island three years ago you could get a 1 bedroom condo for about $325,000. In central IL that same dollar amount would get you a newer 3500 sq ft house on 2 1/2 acres or a 1500 sq ft home on 10 to 50 acres (depending on location).

    So, your question is tough to answer. If you want a decent house on acreage you'll likely have to move away from New York.
         
        03-04-2009, 10:11 AM
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    Showing
    I would stay away from the Calgary area. The prices anywhere near here are ridiculous. A small house on a small 5 acres piece of land near any big city or town won't go for less than the 650-700,000 mark minimum.

    Houses in town depending on where you go might also be out of the price range but again it depends on what it is you are looking for.
         
        03-08-2009, 11:47 AM
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    Yearling
    OMG JOSHIE!! Those prices are so crazy. Im in Texas. Last year we bought our house 8.4 acres with a 2000 sq ft home...for $154,000. And it came with a 400 sq ft tool shed. We're 3 miles outside of city limits so we don't have any zoning...which you need to think about if you want "many animals."
         
        03-08-2009, 11:48 AM
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    Weanling
    Hotredrun...honestly, how hot is it there? I sweat easily.
         
        03-08-2009, 11:48 AM
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    Yearling
    Also our house was new. We looked a few others for the same price range...tended to be if there was more acres the home was older.
         
        03-08-2009, 11:50 AM
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    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by wanderlust    
    hotredrun...honestly, how hot is it there? I sweat easily.
    well right now its in the 80s It is hot in the summer...but that's what central AC is for! If you sweat easily you will want to stay closer to Dallas area or west texas. Im down near Houston and it gets a bit sticky humid here.
         
        03-08-2009, 12:13 PM
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    Weanling
    I have thought of moving to Texas. But I don't think I'd fit in in many ways. In fact, I think a lot of places I would otherwise like moving to for the climate and land would not suite me as far as fitting in.
         
        03-08-2009, 08:14 PM
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    OMG JOSHIE!! Those prices are so crazy. Im in Texas. Last year we bought our house 8.4 acres with a 2000 sq ft home...for $154,000. And it came with a 400 sq ft tool shed. We're 3 miles outside of city limits so we don't have any zoning...which you need to think about if you want "many animals."
    Everywhere has some zoning, doesn't it? We're purchasing a small farm. We'll have 25 acres, a 1500 sq ft house and a very, very, very large barn. It is self sustaining for horses. There's a creek running thru the property. There's a second small house that needs to be redone (shell of home only). It's zoned ag. It's considerably less than the numbers I mentioned earlier. So, even within an area prices vary greatly.
         

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