I know this is off topic but, my company is looking to buy an existing factory in Louden County I guess about an hour east of Knoxville, and I may have a chance to go and run things. I live in a very rural part of NY and it's a realitively poor area of the country. The average home sells for under 100K and the town I live in has only 550 people in it. There is no traffic and for the most part I love it except for the weather and high taxes of NY. As my wife and I started dreaming about living in the smokies ( we take our vacation on the bike in that area) we looked at home prices on the internet. Holy cow all the homes listed seem to be starting at 250K and go up, hell land was advertised at 50K for a lot. Is it really so expensive or are there real afforadable places. We are 6 years from retirement so I don't want to be in debt for some huge house on a lot that looks like every other house on the block, we were wondering if it's out of the question to have 5 or 6 acres and a small older home and a barn for the stuff. Do they exist and can someone that knows what is going on down there give me a shout with the real scoop. Thanks Jon.