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!
Where I come from...