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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-04 01:39 AM
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$9,980 down and $242.00 per month house payment





$49,900
112 W. Beech St.
Edgar, Wisconsin


Small, city home, 2 story, newer kitchen, newer bathroom, newer gas fireplace, 1st floor laundry, possibly a 4th bedroom, vinyl siding, lots of character, charm of older house, needs tlc.

Features

2 Garage/Parking
2 Floor(s)

Living room: 17x18
Kitchen: 10x12

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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-04 01:42 AM
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1. How much tlc does this house need?
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-04 01:44 AM
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2. It actually looks better than mine
Edited on Wed Mar-31-04 01:44 AM by SoCalDem
and a house like our sold last month for $227,000..
and with only $242.00 a month, you could afford some paint & fix-ups..
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-04 01:47 AM
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4. It is nowhere though. Look at Edgar WI on mapquest
I must assume that your home was in a more densely populated area
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-04 01:50 AM
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5. Near Riverside CA for me....BUT
for an older couple looking for a cheap place to retire.. This is a BARGAIN...

Get your satellite tv, some snow tires and a neighbor kid to shovel snow..and you are SET :)
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-04 11:39 AM
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10. Problem is...
Edited on Wed Mar-31-04 11:40 AM by JonathanChance
Thanks to cuts in state and federal money going to Wisconsin's Local Governments, Property Taxes are through the roof in this state. The Repukes have used this damn issue to take over the Legislature.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-04 01:46 AM
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3. That's a $700,000 house in Boston
Easy.

Wow.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-04 01:54 AM
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6. That place looks like a writer's house..
:evilgrin:

Probably has a cute little loft upstairs :)
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5thGenDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-04 01:21 PM
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12. If you were to look up Saginaw, Michigan on the affordability index
You'd find this city is among the most affordable in the nation. A nice house, suitable for your retirement, can be had cheap.
For example, my buddy Mike B bought a (two-bedroom, full basement, two-car garage) home in a decent middle-class neighborhood about seven years ago for $34,000.
Since then, we've gutted it to the rafters and completely rebuilt it -- new roof, siding, walls, doors, wiring, refinished floors, new a/c and furnace, full insulation and thermopane windows (hey, Saginaw IS at 43.4 north latitude) -- everything.
He figures fair-market value on it now is around $72-74,000.
Saginaw is less than two hours south of some of the nicest nature you'll ever see, and about 1 hour 45 minutes from Detroit (an hour if Marty Schreader's driving). Ann Arbor is 80 miles away and East Lansing is 70. We are a major medical center, we have our own state university five miles from here and we're a small city of about 62,000. We have stop lights and 24-hour 7-11s and everything.
I'd say Saginaw and its environs is a great place to consider retiring to.
Saginaw might even be a bit cheaper, sq foot for sq foot, than Edgar, Wisconsin. And we're near anything you'd want to be near.
John
I bought my house for $14,000 (not a typo) in 1994. But I bought it from mom's estate. I suppose it's a $40-42,000 house here.
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-04 04:40 AM
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7. My first thoughts was it must be in a dying town?
Sanford Maine had that trouble when the mills shut and all went to So Car. Now those plants went to Mex and now from Mex to China. Interesting. Took years for Sanford Maine to get on its feet once more, after that move.They by the way had gone to England to get high skilled workers to run the mills and to canada for cheep labor to work the mills.They were world class mills. Palm beach cloth and rugs, were two of the things. Comes back does it not?
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-04 06:26 AM
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8. Nice house
Insanely cheap. Decent size.

But commuting from Wausau will likely get old after awhile.

Here it is on a map:

http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?country=US&country...
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-04 11:32 AM
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9. Commuting would be difficult, BUT
for someone wanting to retire to a cheap place , or for someone who had an online business, or was a writer, it would be perfect.. Steven King lived in a "shack in the woods" and he did ok :)
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-04 11:49 AM
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11. Probably was some
Amityville-type *incident* there... :P
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