Oh, also, there is one house across the street from me that isn't very nice to look at but is on a fairly large plot of land (for the hood) and is IIRC a duplex so the house is pretty big. Anyway, I've always said that if there was one house I would buy that would be it. The older houses in my area can still go for cheap, and considering the state of repair its in, it almost assuredly would be cheap. Well on Sunday a for sale by owner sign went up so it will probably be cheaper still. Considering the area is isolated it'll be hard for an investor to know it is for sale so there's a good chance I could snag it, too.
I'm going to give the guy a call later today see what the price is.