A jaunt across the Great Plains

Tomorrow we traverse the plains on our way to Nebraska, seeking out “a place with lower housing costs and more part-time work” as my previous post talked about. Internet access will be sketchy and limited over the next week.

Our projected budget, generally from $50-60k, is limiting, even in these less expensive markets. There are a few decent prospects though. Property tax is much higher up there too, which will be something we factor in while looking at potential properties.

The one I like best at this point has only one drawback, as far as a person can tell via the internet.

Locust house

It’s on a busy street, which is probably why the remodeled house hasn’t sold after being on the market six months. The classic bungalow boasts oak floors, trim and built in bookcases. It’s on the high end of our budget, although the realtor suggested the owner was pondering a lower price.

We plan to look in both Lincoln and Grand Island. There are pros and cons to both places and we can’t make up our mind where we’d rather settle for the next few years.

Oh, and our house is now listed with a realtor and in the MLS database! Kudos to our real estate agents for uploading a lot of pictures. It drives me batty when 1) there are no pictures of a house you see online and 2) there isn’t even a realtor’s name associated with that listing. Basic stuff here folks. Also don’t forget about the website I set up featuring our bungalow for sale as well: http://HouseForSaleSiloamSpringsArkansas.wordpress.com.


About pcNielsen
Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at pcNielsen.com.

2 Responses to A jaunt across the Great Plains

  1. Tim J. says:

    Cute house. We have always liked the craft/bungalow style.

    Best of luck on your trip! I’ll keep you in my prayers.

  2. Pingback: Road trip report « The Aesthetic Elevator

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