there is Abingdon (not so large) but bristol is a big city. then in the other direction you have marion (not so big) but a little further you have wythville. but Id say the biggest city closest is Bristol, about a 20 minute drive... more
There's not really a set answer ... premiums for lake views, mountain views, lake rightaways and the like vary widely not just from one area to another but even in the same neighborhood.
For instance, one local lakefront neighborhood (manmade lakes) has widely varying views - for some, the house sitting behind is barely 100 feet away. For others, there's a 180-degree waterfront view at the wide point of the lakes.
Mountain views are the same. You can be at the base of a mountain or three miles away with a view of a mountain if you lean just the right direction.
Fix-up versus move-in ready is going to depend on what kind of work is needed - light, cosmetic touches or a complete overhaul because the place has been shredded.
It's been suggested you get with a local agent. If you're unsure of the pricing differences between areas, views, etc. it's really your best bet. Pricing often is more art than science and experience goes a long, long way.... more
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There's another poster here on Trulia--Dp2--who does lease-options and rent-to-owns in Virginia. (I do them, too, but not so much in your area.) He might be able to help. Here';s his Trulia link: http://www.trulia.com/profile/dp2/
And, more generally, I've written a blog on some ways to find lease-options and rent-to-owns. It's at http://bit.ly/findaleaseoption
The Abingdon, VA market is doing much better than most areas in Virginia. The prices did not climb as fast and as high during the run up so they had less to fall. The low point in our market was October of last year, we are now coming back with a strong Spring Market. We are having our best April Sales in 3 years. With the Realtor's input the Sellers adjusted their prices to match the market, we are currently seeing homes sell for 95% of List Price. There are a few exceptions, but a nice home priced properly in a good location, in good condition is selling within 2-4 months at approx. 95% of List price. Prices are not increasing much but the number of people in the market has increased. The median price in the area is about $160,000. You can purchase a very nice, big home on an acre for $250,000 to $285,000.
Abingdon and Washington County have 5 Industural Parks with new businesses, I would check with the Industural Board in Washington Co., these are NOT Smoky industries, several are high tech. Go to www.WASHCOVA.com for all the info on schools, business, etc. You can search for all the local homes on www.HighlandsRealtyInc.com go ahead and agree to the Consumer Broker relationship, (just means you are going to use it for personal reasons not sell the data) once you do this you will have all the info the local agents have about all firms inventory. Just pick: Frank brown as the agent and I will not bug you. We have one Fortune 500 Firm here ALPHA NATURAL RESOURCES who just merged and may have jobs available, we have a new hospital so you could check with them. Just text me if you need more info. 276-299-0015 Frank Brown, Broker... more
Meadowview is a nice rural area but still convenient to Abingdon. Property in Washington County holds its value well and is usually higher than its surrounding counties. The school system in Washington County is also highly regarded making Washington Co. all in all a great place to invest and live.... more