Name: Ford and Hillary
Location: Houston, Texas
In 2011, when we were ready to buy a home, we chose a very affordable (ahem sketchy at the time) neighborhood knowing that things in the area were changing and it was only 2 miles from downtown Houston. We purchased a 1910-ish home that had been a rental for the last 20 years and paid $85,000 for it. It was a mess but had 10′ ceilings, 2 bathrooms and a nice size lot with a metal building on it where we could run our metal furniture and art fabrication business as we were not in a deed restricted area and Houston does not have zoning.