Cheapest places to buy a home in the US

People here complain about home prices well here you go sure all the places are mediocre but the land is cheap.

Picture is San Diego no surprise it’s not on the list.

https://www.realtor.com/news/trends/discount-dream-homes-here-are-americas-10-cheapest-housing-markets/?cid=eml_promo_Marketing_PRSL__1946:655bc08b78f61ca27e06f6f8:ot_Marketing_Consumer_AdHoc_EditorialSingleArticle

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    There is a direct correlation between how good living is for middle class and how conservative it is.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      oh yeah Vermont is so awful to live in. it's completely due to Germanic white%

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Germanic and Anglo whoops

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

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    It's already against the rules, it's in the sticky. That post is off topic.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

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    This site is turning into Reddit.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Philadelphia has everything barcade anons want and its cheaper to buy a house than rent

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Philadelphia is a shithole full of blacks and junkies, the houses are cheap cause no one in thier right mind would wanna live there permanently

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I love living and owning in SD. seems like everyone who visits ends up wanting to live here.
      now its basically orange county creeping south to us. traffic sucks.

      was just in philly. its a shit hole. couldnt pay me to live there.

      That list is my literal worst nightmare. Fricking Birmingham Alabama, St Louis, Baton Rouge. That's a hard pass from me.

      You can get a 3 acre lot in California up near Yosemite for 50K. Buy a prefabricated cabin for like 40K and drop it on the property. You could dig a well, bury a septic tank and install some solar panels and you'd have a house 60 minutes from Yosemite for like $120K. It's fricking paradise up there.

      https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Wawona_CA/type-land?view=map&pos=37.27918,-119.732527,37.237577,-119.667295,14&qdm=true

      Liar. All those foothill properties went up.. lived in grass valley, truckee & polock pines.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I love living and owning in SD.
        When did you buy your place? Is it an apartment or a house?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          NTA but I sold a condo I bought in 2014 in 2019 and bought a house on half an acre in north county. Refinanced in 2021. Feels good to have payments that are what apartments cost now. Utilities are insanely expensive though.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >that list

    Holy shit frick no never

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      That list is my literal worst nightmare. Fricking Birmingham Alabama, St Louis, Baton Rouge. That's a hard pass from me.

      You can get a 3 acre lot in California up near Yosemite for 50K. Buy a prefabricated cabin for like 40K and drop it on the property. You could dig a well, bury a septic tank and install some solar panels and you'd have a house 60 minutes from Yosemite for like $120K. It's fricking paradise up there.

      https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Wawona_CA/type-land?view=map&pos=37.27918,-119.732527,37.237577,-119.667295,14&qdm=true

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >120k
        Not happening. You'd be in around 180k on a good day.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >you can lice under Hispanic communist rule for the low low price of-
        No thanks

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          I've lived all over the US. If you're looking for a cozier place to live than the foothills of the Sierra mountains in California, you'll never find it. It's close to 60 degrees for most of the winter. The foothills have a real small town feel. Madera County actually votes conservative, as do the surrounding counties in the foothills. There are almost no blacks and the crime is lower than the national average. The reason everyone doesn't move there is because there are no jobs and not a lot of housing. But there is a frick ton of empty cheap land.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >cozy winter
            >no snow
            lol
            lmao even

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              You can go drive 30 minutes into the SIerras and it's a winter wonderland. You've obviously never been to the Sierras if you didn't know that. They can get like 15 feet of snow in a day.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >americans buy their house based on fricking politics of all things
            jesus frick the brainrot is strong in your """country"""

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Why wouldn't they? Each state functions almost as differentely as European countries do. Wouldn't you factor in local politics and tax rates when choosing which European country you'd like to live in?

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                I would even argue they function more differently. In Europe the EU is trying to homogenize/harmonize everything. They come up with "directives" on all sorts of nonsense that apply to the whole EU and want the tax rates across the EU to be the same so people aren't tempted to go on cross-border shopping trips or move to avoid income taxes.
                In the US most of this stuff is left up to the states. Some states do not have state income tax at all. Some states do not have sales tax (like VAT) at all. Imagine if you could cut your taxes in half just by moving a couple hours drive or an hour flight away to a place that has the same culture (more or less) and climate and language.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              btfo

              Why wouldn't they? Each state functions almost as differentely as European countries do. Wouldn't you factor in local politics and tax rates when choosing which European country you'd like to live in?

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              1. proximity to employment
              2. public school quality (parents)
              3. neighbors+culture
              4. proximity to family
              5. climate/lifestyle opportunities
              6. low property taxes
              7. HoA or not (heavily region-dependent)

              Those are just my guesses. Obviously certain priorities might be higher for extreme conditions, like maybe not wanting to live in a Hispanic neighborhood where nobody speaks English. But most of the US the suburban landscape is relatively homogeneous. People just disappear into their homes and live however they want. Maybe you're catholic and attend church on Sundays. Maybe your kitchen stinks of curry or fish sauce. Nobody knows unless you want them to and nobody cares so long as your exterior is up to the neighborhood standard.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            The Sierra culture is so opposite from the coast; a Californian I met on the Amtrak described it as like a slice of Texas in California.

            >cozy winter
            >no snow
            lol
            lmao even

            While dry spells can feel comfy in winter, wildfires become an increasing danger with the lack of rain. When the atmospheric rivers do strike, they can be severe and last for days. You have to be self-sufficient if you are living innawoods. I got stranded at a buddy's off-grid homestead up in the foothills near Angels Camp (2500 ft elevation) after a surprise storm dumped a foot of snow and blocked the primary road into our off-grid compound with a mudslide. This was in March 2020 just as all the COVID panic was kicking off. It was a helluva time to be stuck in the mountains, smoking weed, rubbing my poison oak blisters, and hearing the world go to shit over the satellite radio.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              >you can lice under Hispanic communist rule for the low low price of-
              No thanks

              nah he's right, western sierras have daily pride parades and mandatory electric vehicle purchase, definitely don't move here
              (mirin what you got goin on but you are also correct about difficulties + pretty sure it's gotten harder to get a mortgage on a structure even since 2020 with insurers pulling out of the market)

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            literally so few jobs the residents start doing hard drugs, common with mountain folk

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    That list is fricking grim lol. I don't think Detroit would be too bad, like the suburbs or maybe out towards Ann Arbor. Never been so all of this is secondhand knowledge.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ann Arbor is really nice due to the university Detroit might as well not exist

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ann Arbor is really nice due to the university Detroit might as well not exist

      Ann Arbor has a high cost of living, however. It's made of indian and chinese internationals and whites due to it being a university town. Most people there are cold and concerned with themselves almost exclusively from personal experience, but any locals willing to initiate a conversation with you tend to be very friendly and enthusiastic. There's an expected conformity to politics there, so it might not be the best place to escape that. Don't bother with most of its international food restaurants, but the pizzas, burgers, and pretzels in Ann Arbor are hard to beat. I had a friend who went there for uni and seemed to enjoy it well enough, but maybe that's because he was a student. My advice would be to find a technical job working for nearby universities or colleges, as it would be very easy to get lonely otherwise. That friend of mine told me staff and active members in the community would hang out with each other or assist student clubs and meet people there. I get the impression it's no different from a lot of other university towns.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Detroit proper is cool if you're an interwar period autist + artgay. If you don't care about that then its not worth it right now. Come back in a decade THOUGH, there's lots of new projects in the pipeline

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wisconsin is still pretty cheap. You just have to be able to handle the cold and avoid the jogger infested areas.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >green gay fudgepackers

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >The Chicago Bears

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          American sports be like:

          >Here are your Bud Light® opponent for today's game: live from Grindr Stadium. The Indianapenis Twinks visits the Chicongo Bears. We will analyze this game with you from top to bottom.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            You should try watching a divegrass game.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I would say on that list Detroit and Rochester are the "least worst". Both have major universities, medical centers, and some recovering nightlife/culture.

    I will also shill for West Virginia because it's extremely cheap, especially if you have a remote job.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    boomp

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    They're cheap because there are no jobs or there's a monopsony that pays terribly, and the neighbors are trash that will steal your wires.

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    yes i would like 33x leverage please, it's my first try

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes I look at how much my house cost me and what the would get me in another market and feel sad. Then I look at my retirement accounts and feel better. What can you do.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Thankfully I'm in a position where I still don't balk at the cost of living anywhere in the US 🙂

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don't balk at it, but there is something unsettling about knowing I paid 15x what my mom did for a house just 20 years ago.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          What do you expect from a country that undercounts how many people reside in it? That's going to put extra strain on housing.

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Upstate NY is cheap and beautiful if you don't mind snow. The property taxes are sky high in almost any decent neighborhood, though.

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's the easiest way for me to move to the US as an unskilled moron? I'm huwhite so simply crossing the border and claiming 'no hablo ingles' won't work

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's pointless to move to the US if you're poor.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        What if I don't want to live for long, only travel for 2 or 3 years and then off myself at the Grand Canyon?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Choose a worthwhile life outside the US without uncle Sam breathing down your neck for taxes and woke speak
          >Visit the world's wealthiest trash heap them an hero in some ugly hole

          Where ever you are anon, you can live well, I really believe it is better than the US

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >bought house in "flyoverville"
    >pop just under 500k
    >house was 120k just enough to roll in a bunch of first time home buyer plans and credits
    >realistically paid 70k
    >3br/2ba 1600 sq ft
    >just far enough outside the city I don't need to worry of "urban culture" possibly fricking my shit up for the forseeable future
    >migrants won't move here as it's not one of the 4 cities they know
    >make friends with some people at the gym and bar I visit from time to time
    >one of them needs a room, lease it out don't even need to charge much
    >pays for all my utils+taxes and keeps an eye on my home
    >have income via remote job
    >have bills paid and things secured via roommate
    >probably can flip this down the road for double my money
    feels good man

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