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rad
06-30-2006, 08:33 AM
http://www.realtor.com/FindHome/HomeListing.asp?snum=5&mlsttl=&frm=bymap&pgnum=1&mls=xmls&js=on&target=&ct=Kansas+City&st=MO&sbint=&sbls=&sblo=&stype=&areaid=18&mnsqft=&fid=so&vtsort=&mnprice=0&mxprice=150000&mnbed=4&mnbath=2&typ=1&poe=realtor&x=15&y=18&sid=06DC778C41F9C&snumxlid=1059173380&lnksrc=00001


Is real estate really this inexpensive around KC?

What's the catch?

It's the same in Tennessee. I live up in NY so it's hard to imagine a house costing less than a new car. WTH?

morphius
06-30-2006, 08:36 AM
That is probably true, it looks like a run down house in a horrible neighborhood.

wutamess
06-30-2006, 08:36 AM
Yup... By the looks of the speed limit sign, that'll get you a nice 4 bedroom 3 bath home smack dab in the middle of 33rd & Prospect. (The worse area in the city).

It is... what it is.

KC Jones
06-30-2006, 08:37 AM
yes, some property is that cheap in KC.

It's probably pretty damn run down and in a neighborhood you might not survive walking out to your car in the morning. Linwood and Benton is bad news. Crack heads, ho's, gangs... fun place.

BucEyedPea
06-30-2006, 08:42 AM
From what I've seen of other posts on KC real-estate, it still seems inexpensive compared to other areas of the country. If that linked house is only around $25k, obviously a fixer-upper, then what is a nicer house in a good area going for? I think it's only around $175k or less maybe? That's pretty darn cheap these days.

I just wonder what the pay scales are like for professional and non-professional labor as well. Do they scale to the cost of housing or living in that area as well?

wutamess
06-30-2006, 08:42 AM
yes, some property is that cheap in KC.

It's probably pretty damn run down and in a neighborhood you might not survive walking out to your car in the morning. Linwood and Benton is bad news. Crack heads, ho's, gangs... fun place.

You dumass... Don't comment on things you don't know about.
Benton is considered a growing/ prime area. (Nice) Houses are being sold there around the $100k mark.

Linwood & Benton there's a (big historical) church on one corner. No prostitues or anything. Now a couple of blocks west, I'd agree but not Linwood & Benton.

PS: You're not really a dumass.

rad
06-30-2006, 08:45 AM
From what I've seen of other posts on KC real-estate, it still seems inexpensive compared to other areas of the country. If that linked house is only around $25k, obviously a fixer-upper, then what is a nicer house in a good area going for? I think it's only around $175k or less maybe? That's pretty darn cheap these days.

I just wonder what the pay scales are like for professional and non-professional labor as well. Do they scale to the cost of housing or living in that area as well?

That's what I'd like to know.

wutamess
06-30-2006, 08:46 AM
From what I've seen of other posts on KC real-estate, it still seems inexpensive compared to other areas of the country. If that linked house is only around $25k, obviously a fixer-upper, then what is a nicer house in a good area going for? I think it's only around $175k or less maybe? That's pretty darn cheap these days.

I just wonder what the pay scales are like for professional and non-professional labor as well. Do they scale to the cost of housing or living in that area as well?

Can vary...
In my second (income) house, I got a guy to upgrade my 100 amp panel to a 200 amp electrical panel and hook it up for $270 total. He installed motion detector lights front & back ran the wire & some other small stuff for $50.

cheap & good) labor is hard to find.
Luckily I have had good luck in that department.

rad
06-30-2006, 08:47 AM
What about this one?

http://www.realtor.com/FindHome/HomeListing.asp?snum=124&mlsttl=&frm=bymap&pgnum=13&mls=xmls&js=on&target=&ct=Kansas+City&st=MO&sbint=&sbls=&sblo=&stype=&areaid=18&mnsqft=&fid=so&vtsort=&mnprice=0&mxprice=150000&mnbed=4&mnbath=2&typ=1&poe=realtor&x=15&y=18&sid=06DC778C41F9C&snumxlid=1056908995&lnksrc=00001

wutamess
06-30-2006, 08:49 AM
What about this one?

http://www.realtor.com/FindHome/HomeListing.asp?snum=124&mlsttl=&frm=bymap&pgnum=13&mls=xmls&js=on&target=&ct=Kansas+City&st=MO&sbint=&sbls=&sblo=&stype=&areaid=18&mnsqft=&fid=so&vtsort=&mnprice=0&mxprice=150000&mnbed=4&mnbath=2&typ=1&poe=realtor&x=15&y=18&sid=06DC778C41F9C&snumxlid=1056908995&lnksrc=00001


Those are all older homes and you can get a newer looking home for around the same amount of money.
Just won't have 5 br etc. But from the looks of that posting... It looks like it may have some bedrooms made into the basement so it's prolly not a real 5 br home.

bobbything
06-30-2006, 08:57 AM
Is real estate really this inexpensive around KC?
It is at 31st and Prospect; right where that house you posted is located. Trust me, you don't want to live there. I lived at 31st and Charlotte (a few blocks west of there) for about a year and a half. I think I only had about $1000 in damage done to my car (broken windows, theft, etc.)

KC Jones
06-30-2006, 08:59 AM
You dumass... Don't comment on things you don't know about.
Benton is considered a growing/ prime area. (Nice) Houses are being sold there around the $100k mark.

Linwood & Benton there's a (big historical) church on one corner. No prostitues or anything. Now a couple of blocks west, I'd agree but not Linwood & Benton.

PS: You're not really a dumass.


Okay, it's been a few years since I lived in KC now. I haven't been to that area of town in a long time, but the last time I was there a lot of shops were boarded up and it was a really bad neighborhood. Seems like there were regular shootings from around there all the time too.

Braincase
06-30-2006, 09:00 AM
Buy it, overinsure it, put a match to it before you move in...

KCTitus
06-30-2006, 09:03 AM
It is at 31st and Prospect; right where that house you posted is located. Trust me, you don't want to live there. I lived at 31st and Charlotte (a few blocks west of there) for about a year and a half. I think I only had about $1000 in damage done to my car (broken windows, theft, etc.)

Heh...well in NY, you get to live in a neighborhood like that and pay a quarter million. NY's great... :rolleyes:

rad
06-30-2006, 09:10 AM
Heh...well in NY, you get to live in a neighborhood like that and pay a quarter million. NY's great... :rolleyes:

Why do you think I'm looking to get out?

I don't live in NYC, there's this whole entire state to the north.

I'm halfway b/t NYC and Albany, and you cant buy a trailer for under 100 k.

wutamess
06-30-2006, 09:17 AM
Okay, it's been a few years since I lived in KC now. I haven't been to that area of town in a long time, but the last time I was there a lot of shops were boarded up and it was a really bad neighborhood. Seems like there were regular shootings from around there all the time too.

I think you're confusing Prospect with Benton. Benton doesn't have shops and such. It's a residential blvd.

wutamess
06-30-2006, 09:20 AM
Why do you think I'm looking to get out?

I don't live in NYC, there's this whole entire state to the north.

I'm halfway b/t NYC and Albany, and you cant buy a trailer for under 100 k.

If you're looking in the $100k range... in a nice neighborhood that MAY ( I stress MAY) get you in a 3 br 1.5 bath in Raytown (suburb of K.C.). Go to $150K and you can have a nice 3-4 bedroom 2-3 bath in a nice neighb.

qtr mill and you're talking about 3000-3500 sqr feet in NICE neighborhood.

wutamess
06-30-2006, 09:22 AM
oh... I noticed you're looking at fixxer upper sites...
try http://reeceandnichols.com

stay away from 64128 - 64134

Everything else is pretty much safe. even some 64134's

Predarat
06-30-2006, 09:26 AM
You can live there, but it stinks like shit.

KC Jones
06-30-2006, 09:26 AM
I think you're confusing Prospect with Benton. Benton doesn't have shops and such. It's a residential blvd.

crap... I think you're right.

KC Jones
06-30-2006, 09:27 AM
oh... I noticed you're looking at fixxer upper sites...
try http://reeceandnichols.com

stay away from 64128 - 64134

Everything else is pretty much safe. even some 64134's

whoa... I lived in 64131 and in a great neighborhood.

wutamess
06-30-2006, 09:32 AM
whoa... I lived in 64131 and in a great neighborhood.

address?

Not saying you can't find hit & miss spots in those hoods.
The closer you get to stateline the better the neighborhoods & that's historic/brookside which is out of his price range anyways for the most part. Can quickly get into the $1mill range.

KC Jones
06-30-2006, 09:36 AM
1) then what is a nicer house in a good area going for?

2) I just wonder what the pay scales are like for professional and non-professional labor as well. Do they scale to the cost of housing or living in that area as well?

1) Depends entirely on your definition of nice. When I left KC ~1.5 years ago we sold a gorgeous 3BR 2.5 bath ~2000 sq ft 1940 tudor in a good neighborhood (RockHill Gardens (http://www.rockhillgardens.org/) ) for ~200K . However, that neighborhood was only a few blocks from not so nice of neighborhoods, and in KCMO the schools are so bad you just about have to send kids to private schools if you want them to go on to college and have a chance. For 250K+ at that time you got have gotten a similar house in Prarie Village, KS with great public schools.

2) The pay scale is lower, but not that much lower. You can definitely afford more house and more luxuries as a professional living in KC versus prime markets. Especially compared to SF/NY.

rad
06-30-2006, 10:20 AM
address?

Not saying you can't find hit & miss spots in those hoods.
The closer you get to stateline the better the neighborhoods & that's historic/brookside which is out of his price range anyways for the most part. Can quickly get into the $1mill range.


All I did was go to Realtors.com and punch in KC, MO. 3 br 1 ba. up to 150k just to get a feel for the market out there after I checked out TN.

Crappy schools in KC, huh? That pretty much sews up that idea.

wutamess
06-30-2006, 10:27 AM
All I did was go to Realtors.com and punch in KC, MO. 3 br 1 ba. up to 150k just to get a feel for the market out there after I checked out TN.

Crappy schools in KC, huh? That pretty much sews up that idea.

KCMO,
But suburbs are still in the ballpark for housing costs & possibly cheaper than the old historic area and the school districts are superior than KCMO school district.

You can get a nice 3-4 br home in suburbia for $150K (in great nice school district).

bkkcoh
06-30-2006, 10:35 AM
http://homepics.realtor.com/image1/http/kansascity/listings/large/012/1324107a.jpg


link (http://www.realtor.com/FindHome/HomeListing.asp?snum=7&locallnk=yes&frm=byzip&mnbed=0&mnbath=0&mnprice=0&mxprice=99999999&js=off&pgnum=1&fid=so&stype=&mnsqft=&mls=xmls&areaid=64150&poe=realtor&zp=64150&sbint=2&sorttype=sbint&presort=sbint&typ=1&typ=2&typ=4&x=59&y=12&sid=06DC94A47816C&snumxlid=1060295536&lnksrc=00001)

greg63
06-30-2006, 11:47 AM
http://www.realtor.com/FindHome/HomeListing.asp?snum=5&mlsttl=&frm=bymap&pgnum=1&mls=xmls&js=on&target=&ct=Kansas+City&st=MO&sbint=&sbls=&sblo=&stype=&areaid=18&mnsqft=&fid=so&vtsort=&mnprice=0&mxprice=150000&mnbed=4&mnbath=2&typ=1&poe=realtor&x=15&y=18&sid=06DC778C41F9C&snumxlid=1059173380&lnksrc=00001


Is real estate really this inexpensive around KC?

What's the catch?

It's the same in Tennessee. I live up in NY so it's hard to imagine a house costing less than a new car. WTH?

I paid less for my house then I would for a new car; I got what I paid for.:banghead:

Spicy McHaggis
06-30-2006, 11:57 AM
What about this one?

http://www.realtor.com/FindHome/HomeListing.asp?snum=124&mlsttl=&frm=bymap&pgnum=13&mls=xmls&js=on&target=&ct=Kansas+City&st=MO&sbint=&sbls=&sblo=&stype=&areaid=18&mnsqft=&fid=so&vtsort=&mnprice=0&mxprice=150000&mnbed=4&mnbath=2&typ=1&poe=realtor&x=15&y=18&sid=06DC778C41F9C&snumxlid=1056908995&lnksrc=00001

Built on an Indian Burial Ground.

Moooo
06-30-2006, 12:00 PM
oh... I noticed you're looking at fixxer upper sites...
try http://reeceandnichols.com

stay away from 64128 - 64134

Everything else is pretty much safe. even some 64134's

That's my grandparent's zip, 64134... :)

And being a Springfielder, I would be quite uncomfortable living there...

Moooo

Gonzo
06-30-2006, 01:49 PM
Yeah, I expect that the ghetto-bird flies over that house hourly.