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We all know that you can get more for your money in a small town than in a big city, right? But die-hard urbanites sometimes assume that the 180-degree lifestyle change that goes with downsizing their metropolis would leave them bereft (of culture), bored, and maybe even a bit broken.
Or would it? This week, our data team set out to discover the most affordable small towns in America that could actually tempt away hard-core city lovers.
Of course, the cheapest places aren’t necessarily where you’d want to live. So we went beyond housing price to identify places where crime is low, unemployment is at rock bottom, job opportunities abound, and buying a home is a relatively light financial burden. And maybe even those where there are fun and interesting things to occupy your time.
We assessed more than 500 U.S. Census–designated micropolitan areas (with a population between 10,000 and 50,000) for these criteria* and ranked the top 10 by median list price. Note that “micropolitan areas,” as the federal government defines them, may include neighboring towns as well. Minnesota and Iowa, with three towns apiece in our ranking, look like good prime starting points for the soon-to-be-former-urban bargain hunter. And we’d bet that within a few months of moving in, your neighbors will all know your name.
Looks like Minnesota wins! Click Here for List from REALTOR.com
What’s the value of a single dollar?
In real estate, that single dollar makes all the difference between an “expensive” seven-figure home and a more humble, “affordable” six-figure house.
In the retail world, charm pricing entices you into thinking any price ending in “.99″ is a sweet deal. We’ve been conditioned over time to see a magical nine as a signal for discounts and bargains.
We searched for listings using this psychological pricing tactic, and we found nine beautiful homes listed for a measly dollar under one million. CLICK HERE
Generally speaking, your housing choices during the late fall are still healthy. October and November are great months to go house hunting. December is usually sparse, market-wise, but if that fits your timeline, you could luck out.
The benefits to buying a house at the end of the year include the following: CLICK HERE
Did I mention that this estate comes with a private beach club key? Check it out and please call me with any questions. -Denise Gieser 310-418-9266 | Providing Expertise with Integrity
There’s a view from every room in this beautiful estate. Plus it has a refrigerator with it’s own twitter handle. I must admit, I do like it!
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