Look what you can buy for only $47,000, in Altoona,PA. !!!!

Real Estate Agent with www.MyNewDreamHouse.com RS208211L

  When I come home from work and finally prop my feet up (with a nice brew of hot herbal tea), I turn on the TV and..... I just can't help myself...I turn on the Home and Garden channel and watch more...... REAL ESTATE! It total amazes me of some of the prices that I see. A two bedroom 1 bath Bungalow selling for $570,000. WHAT??? Are they kidding??? WHAT do those buyers do for a living to afford those prices? We (in Altoona) have 2 bedroom bungalow's for $57,000. So, I thought I would share this $47,000, 2 story property listing that I just listed today. It has a new eat in kitchen, new bath, new carpeting, every room is freshly painted, all new doors, new hardwood floor, ceramic floor, new shingles, new furnace, vinyl siding, new windows. Look what you can buy for $47,000 in Altoona, PA. !!! Just think what you could buy here for $570,000!!!! Let me know if you would like to move here...lol....

I would have labeled these pics but, I am still trying to figure out how....












 BEDROOM.                                                                HEATED ATTIC.

Posted by


Nancy Frantz   RE/MAX Results Realty GroupAltoona,PA. 


Comments (10)

Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Gorgeous. Looks like I really, really need to move. What would those rent for?

Sep 10, 2009 01:37 PM
Donald Wenner
Keller Williams Maplewood Mid-Town Direct - Florham Park, NJ


I am one of the few who read you post who has actually been in Altoona PA!  I was born & raised in PA.... and Man oh man do I miss it.  I am taking my PA real estate license test next week and I am going to begin to work my way from NJ back into the PA market.  I have to tell you, here in NJ it is not hard to take the commission you can make selling the homes here for prices they sell for... but I must say.... I left my heart in PA.


Sep 10, 2009 01:43 PM
Nancy Frantz
www.MyNewDreamHouse.com - Altoona, PA
Realtor~over 20 years, RE/MAX Results Realty

my, my, Mellisa, your are FAST! I just posted it. My pics are all over the place....it didn't look like that when I was inserting the pics. If you have any suggestions on how to label and insert and make it look neat....well, I could use the help!!!

 Anyway, to answer your question - rent is inexpensive here also. You could rent this house for $500. a month with tenent paying all utilities. Taxes are $356. - yes, thats total taxes for the year!

Sep 10, 2009 01:45 PM
Nancy Frantz
www.MyNewDreamHouse.com - Altoona, PA
Realtor~over 20 years, RE/MAX Results Realty

Hey DW

Good luck on your test next week! I have lived in this area for a very long time now and I love the mountains and wild life - it's just absolutely beautiful here! Let me know if you want to move to Central PA!!! Commission is nice when you sell commercial, land and farms here. We can get as much as 10 % . I understand your taxes in NJ are sky high. You must move back here.....sooooon!!!

Sep 10, 2009 01:52 PM
Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407


That's very nice.  That home has so much character.

$47,000 in Los Angeles will buy you a Porta Potty............

Sep 10, 2009 01:54 PM
Donald Wenner
Keller Williams Maplewood Mid-Town Direct - Florham Park, NJ


I really do plan on moving back to PA with the next year.  I spent time on the east part of the state, up in the poconos, and up in Susquehanna county as well.  I love the mountains.  I have to admit, my time in Altoona was just passing through, but so many small town in that state are so inviting and welcoming.  Thanks for the wishes for luck on the test. Thanks for bringing me nice thoughts of Pa.


Sep 10, 2009 02:00 PM
Robert Schwabe
EXP Realty - Orange Park, FL
Orange Park Real Estate

Nancy  -I never thought that prices were so good in PA. That looks like a great price for that home.

Sep 10, 2009 02:43 PM
Bob Haywood
McGraw Realtors - Owasso, OK

Nancy, thanks for commenting on my blog yesterday!  I noticed that you are not a Rainmaker yet.  If you're willing to make the investment, you'll be able to push blogs like this out to the public.  It will take your real estate career to whole new heights. 

To see what I'm talking about Google this address - 9908 north 120th east ave owasso ok

You'll see that this is a listing where I have 4 of the top 6 Google page results.  This is called Google Freaky Juice and it is very powerful!

So jump in and go public!  I'm an Ambassador here at AR, so if I can help further, let me know!

Sep 11, 2009 01:25 AM
Nancy Frantz
www.MyNewDreamHouse.com - Altoona, PA
Realtor~over 20 years, RE/MAX Results Realty

Hi Bob

Thanks for your response!! I googled the address that you provided above and......W O W ..... how'd you do that???? lol!!!   I still don't know what a "rainmaker" is. Could you give me more detail - I would appreciate it.


Sep 12, 2009 11:48 AM
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i

Hi Nancy. I noticed one of your comments on someone's post so stopped by to read your blog. The price of the home in the photo is amazing. Nice pictures too by the way. ~ Lana

Oct 01, 2009 04:18 AM