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Old 10-30-2008, 09:17 PM   #41
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For me, if I weren't happy in Seattle I might consider Longview. Big enough to have a little stuff to do, near the Columbia, not too far from Portland.
Thanks. Longview, WA seems to be a good place to live since the 2008 cost of living is low -- index : 82.6 (U.S. average is 100) , proximity to Portland, and much milder climate than that of Minneapolis. The rain will not bother us.
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Price of homes in many parts of Florida is quite reasonable. The climate is too humid for me in the summer, though it's much better in winter (I think).

Me too I was thinking of colorado but only parts of it are around the same cost as Missouri.
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How about living in a houseboat on the Columbia river in Vancouver, WA?
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Me too I was thinking of colorado but only parts of it are around the same cost as Missouri.
Here is a discussion about the cheapest place in Colorado. most affordable place (Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins: real estate, property taxes, hoa fees) - (CO) - City-Data Forum.

El Paso County is the lowest: El Paso County, Colorado detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more
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How about living in a houseboat on the Columbia river in Vancouver, WA?
It's definitely a lot cheaper than a floating or land house : The Return of the Brandy Bar
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Thanks I will look into that.
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How about living in a houseboat on the Columbia river in Vancouver, WA?
While surfing around looking for RE just for fun, I ran across several houseboats around Portland, and probably what you mentioned too.

Intriguing, and low prices too. But I do not know about possible drawbacks. Houseboats sink? Neighbors being too close? Maintenance? What's the gotcha?
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While surfing around looking for RE just for fun, I ran across several houseboats around Portland, and probably what you mentioned too.

Intriguing, and low prices too. But I do not know about possible drawbacks. Houseboats sink? Neighbors being too close? Maintenance? What's the gotcha?
There have been houseboat dwellers on Lake Union in Seattle for a long time. One of my good friends lives in one. I house sat for him for a month years ago. They are small, of course, and they are damp. This last is the killer for me. I like to be up high with good airflow, not a foot above a lake.

There are also liveabords in the various marinas who never go anywhere- in effect their boats are house boats. They are usually old wooden fishing boats.

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