I took advantage of the extra hour of daylight today and took a small tour of northern Rhode Island to do some drive-bys of houses for sale. The plan was look at 14 houses in 6 towns (Scituate, Foster, Johnston, Glocester, North Smithfield, and Cumberland). I got a somewhat late start and didn't get on the road until 4:00, but still managed to see at least 10 of the houses (I never made it Cumberland). After seeing some of these places and the prices people are asking, all I can say is I think whomever bought my condo got a pretty good deal! People sure are asking a lot of money for very little in way of land or house. Everything I saw that seemed to be a decent price had something seriously wrong with it and houses that didn't have anything obviously wrong seemed significantly over-priced. It looks like my tent idea is getting better and better.
Out of the 10 houses, there were a couple I might make an appointment to see. But, I'm glad I took the time to drive by them all first before making any appointments - on paper they all sure looked a lot better.