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    Yes, St. Thomas

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    To give you an example... my neighbour's house just went on the market... it's only a 2 bedroom 2 bath, hardwood floors, brick with a full basement, paved drive and garage, corner lot with fenced/shrubbed back yard.. and its listed at $159,000.

    Personally, I don't think they will end up with that.. prices in the market have gone up slightly, but I'm next door with a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, finished basement, but no garage, and I paid $131,000. There is definitely less expensive houses in the area... I've seen starter type homes that might need a little updating just a few blocks away for closer to the $110,000 range. Well established neighbourhoods with lots of trees.. just not big yards. Taxes for me are around $2200 for the year.

    If it wasn't for the transportation issue.. I could recommend Shedden, or Fingal.. nearby little towns could get much more land.. but then you give up the conveniences..

    Hope that helps!

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    yeah St. Thomas is great, my hubby is from there. We are down there all the time to see the in-laws. We have a great group of people in the area who trade coupons at a trade group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickiB View Post
    To give you an example... my neighbour's house just went on the market... it's only a 2 bedroom 2 bath, hardwood floors, brick with a full basement, paved drive and garage, corner lot with fenced/shrubbed back yard.. and its listed at $159,000.

    Personally, I don't think they will end up with that.. prices in the market have gone up slightly, but I'm next door with a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, finished basement, but no garage, and I paid $131,000. There is definitely less expensive houses in the area... I've seen starter type homes that might need a little updating just a few blocks away for closer to the $110,000 range. Well established neighbourhoods with lots of trees.. just not big yards. Taxes for me are around $2200 for the year.

    If it wasn't for the transportation issue.. I could recommend Shedden, or Fingal.. nearby little towns could get much more land.. but then you give up the conveniences..

    Hope that helps!

    Where do you live?

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    Nicki is in St. Thomas.

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    I would also nominate Byron! It is lovely with fantastic schools and homecares. Ailsa Craig is also fantastic (though not South) but still perhaps looking in to? I taught there for 3 years - the town is AMAZING. Very small town feel, everyone knows everyone and helps each other out immensely. And the school is FANTASTIC - with a super teaching staff There is a website that lets you know of the Thames Valley District zones as well as EQAO testing results (though great scores don't always mean great schools - just smart kids). Perhaps this would be helpful to look into too?

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    Thank you guys for all your help it has given me alot to think about! And alot of research to do! Thank you All so much!

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