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Laura Duff, Other/Just Looking in Blacksburg, VA

my fiance' is thinking of taking a job in morgantown, wv. we dont want to buy a place we want to rent a house

Asked by Laura Duff, Blacksburg, VA Tue Feb 12, 2008

because right now we r living in a 2 br apartment with no yard. in virginia. can you help? do you have any listings?

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I agree that you should probably buy instead of rent, however ,,,,if I were you , I would look into the Fairmont, WV area instead of Morgantown. The real estate market in Morgantown is RIDICULUOS right now, and has been for several years because of the high turnover associated with the university and young professionals moving in and out of the area so frequently. You will be in shock at the prices you will pay for VERY LITTLE land and/or square footage in you house. Fairmont is much more reasonable.
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Laura,

I know that you said you did not want to purchase a house in morgantown but you will pay just as much to rent with the hassle of a lease etc as opposed to having freedom and a possible investment opportunity. I have a 3bdrm house with 5 1/2 city lots in morgantown. I am actually 5 minutes from downtown. This is a great neighborhood for children and pets. In any event my guess would be with interest rates the way they are right now, you could purchase a home (just for now if you wanted) as opposed to throwing your money away. Because this is a "college town" you will be paying a lot more in rent than you would think. My home is priced below the last appraisal as I am ready to move immediately. In any event, just something to consider - whether buying from me or anyone. Good Luck!!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 17, 2008
Hi Laura,

Trulia doesn't currently include rental listings within our search results - only residential properties for sale. You may want to check out the local Craigslist in your area.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Customer Service Representative
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 14, 2008
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