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Where I come from...

December 29th, 2007 at 11:54 am


A guest left a comment asking if I would be willing to share about my low rent.

Well, first off, I'm in Marion North Carolina. We are in between the wonderful Asheville & Hickory. I'm also about 1 hour or 1 1/2 away from Boone, Home of the Applachain mountaineers! Go APPstate!!

We live in an older (like 1950's) 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home. We found the house full of "things" and in awful cosmetic shape. The lady who lived owned the house died about 5 years ago & this house was basically a storage for her kids. The son said he'd be willing to rent it if we did the work to it. it mostly consisted of ripping up nasty carpet & sanding down beautiful oak floors, new countertop, gutting the bathrooms and paint. A few patches to sheetrock and buying our own appliances.

Our landlord did replace to wooden windows with new doublepan storm windows and doors.

Our landlord is retired from at&t & this house is his play money fund. Sometimes our check doesnt get cashed for months on end.

So I guess we are extremely lucky. For a couple hundred dollars & lots of my, my hubby, my FIL & BIL's sweat equity; we are guaranteed this low rent.

Of course this is also a low cost of living area, which also means the pay isnt so great. My husband has to drive to Asheville to work, which is a 100 mile round trip commute. There is no public transportation available as well.

Feel free to ask any questions!

3 Responses to “Where I come from...”

  1. monkeymama Says:

    Oh yeah, my sister moved to Dunn, NC from San Francisco area. I believe her mortgage is $400/month. & she has a beautiful home. YEah, I believe it. Well, she did. They moved to a more expensive area and bought a townhome. They keep piling their car payments on. I wouldn't be suprised if their payment is like $500 now. LOL. But they rented out here for $1500/month for a crummy 1-bedroom.


  2. Ima saver Says:

    I love Boone, we bought property in valle Cruz there. Now, I am sorry that I ever sold it. We live about 20 miles away from Murphy, N.C. in georgia.

  3. Stephanieeffler Says:

    I love Murphy! Thats God Country out there. We stay on lake Hiawassee each summer. So relaxing. We (the Inlaws) all take the boat and fish, and just relax. There isnt much to do, but thats whats so nice!

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